Welling Utd match preview

Welling United Vs Weymouth

National League South, Park View Road, Saturday 13 April, 15.00 BST

We travel to South East London for our third successive away game, to face Welling United, who sit just one point ahead of us, having played two more matches.

We continue to search for our first point under Mark Molesley since his return, after our loss to promotion-challengers Maidstone United on Tuesday.

The Wings, however, look to carry on their good run of form, which has seen them lose just once in their last EIGHT league games.

Our last match against tomorrow’s opponents ended in a 1-1 draw last November, which saw club-legend Ben Thomson score his second-final goal before announcing his retirement due to injury struggles.


Today’s 3pm kick-off will be broadcast HERE online. Viewers can sign up and pay a total of £10 to view the game

Live audio commentary will be available HERE, on our official radio website.

You can follow the action via our social media channels. Footage and exclusive reaction will also be uploaded online after the final whistle.


Welling are placed 15th in the National League South Table, with tomorrow’s fixture being their penultimate game of the season.

Their 58 points from last campaign can, once again, be achieved should they win both of their final two matches.

Those two victories could ensure that tomorrow’s hosts end up as high as 13th, a position that would be their best in four years.

Since finishing third at the end of the 2018/19 season, The Wings have made a habit of finding themselves in the bottom half of the table.

They may, in fact, consider themselves fortunate to have had the 2020/21 season declared null and void, due to their unfortunate position at the foot of the league, despite picking up a reasonably respectable 12 points from 14 games.

Their form in the early parts of this season saw them head into familiar territories, as they languished third from bottom with just 24 points from 28 matches.

These run of results were enough for the club to fire manager Danny Bloor, and bring in Rod Stringer, now their 26th appointed-gaffer this century.

However, Stringer’s appointment has proved something of a masterstroke, as they have valiantly climbed up the table.

Since the managerial change, The Wings have garnered an extremely impressive 28 points in only 16 contests.

Perhaps even more notably, the hosts have lost twice, compared to 14 times before the arrival of Stringer.

If we want to earn our first point since Molesley’s return, we will have to stop The Wings from flying tomorrow.


Tomorrow will be our 30th clash against the London-based-outfit, and with a record of 13 wins and 11 losses, it’s fair to say that both sides have had their fair share of bragging rights.

Though nine of those victories have come on our turf, Welling have failed to take advantage of our weaker away record, having not beaten us in any competition since March 2010, when they inflicted a resounding 7-1 defeat at our expense.

In fact, five of these last six matches have seen us come away with the upper hand, the only draw being when we faced each other earlier this season.

Perhaps it’s possible we can prevent The Wings from flying once again…

Match preview
by Jack Webb

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