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Wings break the record

PUBLISHED: 09:02 04 February 2013 | UPDATED: 09:02 04 February 2013

Joe Healy celebrates his goal. Pic by David Brown

Joe Healy celebrates his goal. Pic by David Brown

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Ross Lafayette's late winner saw Welling United break the Conference South winning record against Dorchester Town on Saturday.

It is now 11 victories in a row for Jamie Day’s side as top scorer Lafayette scored with 12 minutes remaining to make the scoreline 3-2.

The three points keep the Wings in the automatic promotion hunt. They remain six points behind leaders Salisbury City but have three games in hand, the first of which was due to be played against Boreham Wood on Tuesday night (5).

Welling twice led only to be pegged back by relegation-threatened Dorchester. Defender Fraser Franks scored a rare goal after only six minutes with a header but the visitors equalised midway through the first half thanks to a stunning strike from Ashley Nicholls.

Welling were back in front just after half-time through the dependable Joe Healy, but Charlie Clough looked like denying the home side their record when he headed in a free-kick with 16 minutes.

But Welling and Lafayette, who had been the victim of some heavy challenges from a physical Dorchester side, were not to be denied as he drilled a low shot into the back of the net to send the Park View Road crowd into raptures.

It was the striker’s 12th league goal of the season and his team are going to need a few more if they are to rein in the division’s leaders over the last three months of the season.

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