Wings rue missed chances in Nuneaton defeat

PUBLISHED: 14:25 10 March 2014 | UPDATED: 14:26 10 March 2014

Joe Healy missed some good chances for Welling. David Brown

Joe Healy missed some good chances for Welling. David Brown


Welling United were made to rue missed chances as they lost 2-0 to Nuneaton on Saturday.

The Wings were the better side for the first hour but they failed to take the numerous chances that came their way.

Harry Beautyman had their first chance but fired wide after being set-up by Toby Ajala.

Beautyman and Alfie Mawson also went close for the visitors before Joe Healy and Ross Lafayette both failed to hit the target.

After the break top scorer Lafayette headed straight at the hosts’ goalkeeper Jame Belshaw and the normally reliable Healy’s shot flew over the bar.

But completely against the run of play the visitors were undone just after the hour mark.

Andrew Brown’s looping header from a free-kick beat Lee Butcher in the Welling goal, and from there it was an uphill struggle.

The play-off chasing hosts wrapped up the points late on when Daniel Sleath’s cross was headed in by substitute David Hibbert.

Defeats left Welling 11th in the Conference Premier ahead of Tuesday’s games.

The Wings were due to visit Lincoln City on Tuesday night before welcoming Halifax to Park View Road on Saturday.

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