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Welling United’s unbeaten run comes to an end

PUBLISHED: 09:53 14 January 2013 | UPDATED: 09:53 14 January 2013

Welling celebrate Joe Healy's opener but it was not enough to progress in the FA Trophy. Pic by David Brown

Welling celebrate Joe Healy's opener but it was not enough to progress in the FA Trophy. Pic by David Brown

David Brown

Welling United’s 11 game unbeaten league and cup run came to an end with a 2-1 defeat at home to Blue Square Bet Premier high fliers Grimsby Town in the FA Trophy on Saturday (12).

It was the first time the Wings have not won since October 27 but they put up a good battle against a side which is looking to win promotion to the Football League next season in the third round tie - they themselves were unbeaten in 11 games.

The reliable Joe Healy gave Welling the lead from the penalty spot after Ross Lafayette was fouled by Shaun Pearson.

By this stage Grimsby had already seen a penalty hit the post, with Ross Hannah being denied, and the match saw its third penalty in the first half hour when Loui Fazakerley brought down Jamie Devitt.

This time Devitt took it upon himself to bring the visitors level, which he duly did.

Grimsby’s winner came in the second half courtesy of midfielder Marcus Marshall and despite a valiant effort, Welling could not find an equaliser.

The Wings turned their attentions back to the Blue Square Bet South title race tomorrow, when they are due to travel to Staines Town.


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