Welling out of the FA Cup

PUBLISHED: 10:31 22 October 2012

Join Main (right) gets Welling on the scoresheet. Photo by David Brown

Join Main (right) gets Welling on the scoresheet. Photo by David Brown

David Brown

Welling United missed out on a £12,000 FA Cup windfall after a disappointing 3-1 home defeat to Bishop’s Stortford in the fourth qualifying round on Saturday (October 20).

The game started cautiously but the visitors were quick on the break and scored two goals in the last ten minutes of the first-half to put the game beyond Welling.

A controversial penalty, awarded for what appeared a clean tackle by Anthony Acheampong, was dispatched by striker Ricky Sappleton and visiting defender Anthony Sinclair-Furlonge headed in a corner on the stroke of half-time.

Wings striker Ross Lafayette missed a couple of good chances but Stortford broke again and Fraser Franks was sent-off for deliberate handball, enabling Sapplton to scored his second penalty.

Welling substitute Jon Main scored a consolation in stoppage time.

Player-manager Jamie Day said: “I didn’t think there was a massive gulf in class, we just didn’t take our chance.

“It’s disappointing to miss out on the money but now we can concentrate on our season’s objective - getting out of this league and that continues next weekend.”

Welling are next in action in the league away to Maidenhead United on Saturday (October 27).

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