BY MARK DOIG
Following their difficulties in putting games to bed this season, everything clicked for Welling United with an outstanding performance at Concord Rangers.
Although they lost influential midfielder John Paul Kissock to injury in the opening stages it could not stop them from dominating as they ran out 5-0 winners.
Fifteen minutes in and Welling cut through the Concord defence like a knife through butter. Danny Mills was sent clear and as Sam Beasant came out he squared for Brendan Kiernan to slot home.
Gavin McCallum came close to making it two when he shot wide after Mills and Kiernan had both had shots blocked.
Kiernan had a goal disallowed for an offside earlier in a sweeping move before Welling increased their lead on the stroke of half-time. Kiernan was again involved when playing the ball across the edge of the penalty area where Jack Jebb collected and fired into the bottom corner.
After the break, Welling continued to boss with their crisp passing and they added a third when Bradley Goldberg collected Kiernan’s pass and spun on a sixpence to fire inside the far post.
Another free-flowing movement led to Welling’s fourth goal when McCallum was sent through. Although Beasant blocked his initial shot, he followed up to finish.
Thierry Audel took a break from his defensive duties to go forward for a corner and he met Jebb’s delivery with an excellent near-post volley to make it five.
Having had almost nothing to do all game, Welling goalkeeper Dan Wilks was called into action tipping over Danny Green’s free-kick.
In the closing minutes McCallum had a shot saved by Beasant before the referee put Concord out of their misery.
Welling United: Wilks, Banya, Braham-Barrett, Kissock (Ijaha 7), Acheampong, Audel, Kiernan, Jebb (Mendy 71), Mills, Goldberg (Pinney 71), McCallum. Sub not used: L’Ghoul.
PHOTOS BY DAVE BUDDEN