Welling United claim Conference South top spot

PUBLISHED: 09:35 20 February 2013 | UPDATED: 09:35 20 February 2013

Ross Lafayette (left) curls in Welling's second goal. Pic by David Brown

Ross Lafayette (left) curls in Welling's second goal. Pic by David Brown

David Brown

Welling United are top of the Conference South for the first time this season following a tense 2-0 victory over Farnborough last night.

The victory at Park View Road last night was a second home win in four days, meaning the Wings are well and truly back on track after their 11 game winning run in the league was followed by two away defeats.

After a tight first-half Welling made the breakthrough six minutes before the interval. Jack Obersteller’s free-kick fell to Ben Martin, and his low cross was turned in from close range by fellow centre back Anthony Acheampong.

The home side always looked more likely to get the second goal and it came halfway through the second-half. Kiernan Hughes-Mason fed strike partner Ross Lafayette and he curled a brilliant shot into the top corner with his left foot.

It was top scorer Lafayette’s 14th league goal of the season and 16th in all competitions.

Farnborough missed an excellent chance to get back in the game when substitute Dave Tarpey fired just wide but after that Welling held on comfortably.

Salisbury City can reclaim top spot if they get at least a point against Boreham Wood tonight but Welling will look to continue this winning streak with victory at Weston Super-Mare on Saturday, who lost to promotion rivals Dover Athletic last weekend.

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