Welling slip to second after Weston defeat

PUBLISHED: 09:56 25 February 2013 | UPDATED: 09:56 25 February 2013

Anthony Acheampong (right) scored the opening goal against Farnborough. Pic by David Brown

Anthony Acheampong (right) scored the opening goal against Farnborough. Pic by David Brown


Welling United’s Conference South lead last just four days as they slipped off the top of the table following defeat at Weston-Super-Mare.

The 2-0 reversal sees Salisbury Town took a one point advantage in the promotion race following their draw at Havant and Waterlooville.

Welling spent much of the match in the south-west on the front foot but failed to score in the league for the first time this season.

Weston missed a penalty ten minutes before the break after Joe Healy fouled Ross Stearn but the striker put the spot kick wide off the post.

But the reprieve was to prove short-lived as Jamie Laird scored for the hosts on the stroke of half-time.

Healy and Ben Martin both missed good chances for the Wings and with five minutes remaining Laird was sent off to give Welling a numerical advantage.

But it proved irrelevant as Dayle Grubb scored for Weston on the counter-attack to clinch the points.

Welling had hit the summit with a 2-0 victory over Farnborough last Tuesday. Goals from Anthony Acheampong and Ross Lafayette clinched the points and the Wings will be looking to get back on track with victory against Maidenhead United at Park View Road on Saturday.

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