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Wings keep excellent run going

PUBLISHED: 09:50 05 December 2012

Joe Healy scored Welling's first goal from the penalty spot

Joe Healy scored Welling's first goal from the penalty spot

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Welling moved within two points of the top of the Blue Square Bet South with a derby victory over Bromley at Park View Road.

The task was made easier by the 12th minute dismissal of Bromley defender Moses Swaibu for a handball in the penalty area.

This also gave Joe Healy the chance to score from the spot, and the midfielder made no mistake.

With a man advantage for almost 80 minutes perhaps the Wings should have won more comfortably than the 3-1 scoreline but a fifth league win in a row saw the gap on leaders Salisbury City shrink to just a point.

It took until the 67th minute for Welling to double the lead. Jack Obersteller played the killer pass and top scorer Ross Lafayette sprung the offside trap, making no mistake.

Just when the home side thought it was time to relax, Ali Fuseini lobbed Sam Mott with 15 minutes remaining to give the visitors a glimmer of hope.

Any fraying nerves were abandoned in stoppage time by substitute Theo Fairweather-Johnson, who took advantage of Bromley searching an equaliser to clinch the three points.

Welling will look to keep up the pressure on Salisbury when they face Hayes and Yeading United at Park View Road on Saturday.

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