Welling suffer rare home defeat

PUBLISHED: 13:59 18 November 2013 | UPDATED: 13:59 18 November 2013

Ross Lafayette celebrates against Nuneaton. Pic by David Brown

Ross Lafayette celebrates against Nuneaton. Pic by David Brown


Welling United lost only their second home Conference Premier game of the season as Nuneaton came from behind to clinch a 2-1 victory.

Top scorer Ross Lafayette gave the Wings the lead from the penalty spot just after half-time after he had been fouled by Theo Streete.

But Nuneaton equalised just two minutes later through James Armson when he poked home from close range after Louis Moult’s cross shot came back off the post.

Substitute Kiernan Hughes-Mason shot wide from 20 yards as the home side chased a win and they missed a glorious opportunity when fellow sub Loick Pires’ excellent cross was turned wide by Lafayette.

And the visitors snatched the three points in stoppage time when substitute Freddie Ladapo, on loan from Colchester, lobbed Lee Butcher in the Welling goal.

The result leaves Welling 12th in the Conference Premier and they travel to face high-flying Luton Town on Saturday.

Welling have been drawn to face Braintree Town away in the first round of the FA Trophy.

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