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Welling United clinch first league title for 27 years

PUBLISHED: 09:45 22 April 2013 | UPDATED: 09:45 22 April 2013

Welling's players celebrate being crowned champions after their draw with Boreham Wood

Welling's players celebrate being crowned champions after their draw with Boreham Wood

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Welling United secured promotion to the Blue Square Bet Premier following a 13 year absence from the top non-league division.

The 1-1 draw at Boreham Wood means that Salisbury City are six points behind the Wings with two games left, but their goal difference is 16 worse than Welling’s It would take a minor miracle to overturn that in 180 minutes, and that is also assuming the leaders lose their final game at home to Eastleigh on Saturday (April 27).

Lee Clarke scored the crucial goal halfway through the second-half, chipping the ball over home goalkeeper James Russell after latching on to Joe Healy’s through ball.

Although the lead only lasted five minutes when Chez Isaac slotted past Sam Mott, Welling held on to secure the crucial point.

This is only the club’s second league title in its 50 year history and 27 years since their first one and the final whistle sparked wild celebrations among the players and the away fans.

It could become mathematically impossible for Salisbury to catch if they fail to beat Sutton United tonight (April 22).

Either way the Blue Square Bet South trophy will be presented to Welling at Park View Road on Saturday. The game kicks off at 3pm.

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