Wings clipped by late Tamworth leveller

PUBLISHED: 15:53 24 February 2014 | UPDATED: 15:53 24 February 2014

A late equaliser denied Welling United all three points in a 1-1 draw at Tamworth.

The Wings started strongly in the first half and took the lead four minutes before the interval.

Kurtis Guthrie found the bottom corner from Harry Beautyman’s cross, and it looked like the solitary strike would be enough to clinch maximum points.

Beautyman and Ross Lafayette wasted chances to make the game safe and Welling were made to pay for their profligacy as Tamworth came back into the game in the second half.

Wings goalkeeper Lee Butcher was called into action to make good saves from Matthew Godden and Andy Todd while Blaine Hudson twice blocked goalbound shots.

And six minutes from time Tamworth debutant Godden, on loan from Scunthorpe, drove home from inside the area for the second-bottom Lambs.

It was Welling’s first game in three weeks due to the horrendous weather and the point leaves them 14th in the Conference Premier, 11 points clear of the relegation zone.

Jamie Day’s men were due to play Gateshead at home on Tuesday night (Feburary 25) before welcoming Macclesfield Town to Park View Road on Saturday.

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