Welling pay the penalty as Joe Healy fluffs his lines

PUBLISHED: 10:45 27 August 2013

Harry Beautyman (left) stokes home his first goal for Welling. Pic by David Brown

Harry Beautyman (left) stokes home his first goal for Welling. Pic by David Brown


A last-gasp missed penalty from Joe Healy prevented Welling making it three wins out of three in the Conference Premier.

Welling were awarded a penalty in the 96th minute of yesterday’s bank holiday clash with Salisbury City at Park View Road, but, with the game goalless, Healy screwed his effort wide.

The Wings played against 10 men for more than half the match after Theo Lewis was sent off but found Will Puddy in inspired form in the visitors goal.

Loick Pires had a goal ruled out for offside while Puddy made excellent saves from Doug Bergvist and Kurtis Guthrie.

It came on the back of an impressive 4-2 victory at Woking on Saturday (August 24), where the Wings found themselves 3-0 up inside half an hour in torrential rain.

Woking goalkeeper Aaron Howe punched a corner into his own net and Doug Bergvist and Harry Beautyman both scored their first goals for the club to give Welling a dream start.

Former West Ham midfielder pulled a goal back before half-term but Woking’s chances were not helped when former Welling captain Jack Parkinson was sent off right at the start of the second-half.

Pires, who spent last season at Woking, made it 4-1 with a header before Joe McNerney completed the scoring.

Welling have not lost since their opening day defeat at Wrexham and sit 10th in the Conference Premier table.

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