Slough Town v Welling United, National League South, Arbour Park, Slough - Saturday 13th April Kick-Off 15h00
The Match Preview prior to the away fixture in mid-October included the following "Slough Town have won their last four league fixtures and Welling United are undefeated in their last nine matches" .
This match ended in a 2 - 1 home victory for the Wings, with Adam Coombes netting a brace for the hosts during his short loan spell from Billericay Town - the winner coming in the 83rd minute. James Dobson scoring for Rebels in the 46th minute.
Yet again, both teams are in fine form. Rebels having won four and drawn two in their last six league outings; whereas the Wings are flying higher, having won seven and drawn two in their last nine league games. Indeed they have won their last five games away from home (four of which 0 - 1), conceding just one goal - a penalty at Wealdstone.
Welling United currently occupy 3rd place in the league table and are virtually guaranteed a play-off position, and have a strong possibility of securing a bye to the play-off semi-final (together with Woking).
Their full league record is : P 38 :- Home W13 D4 L2 GF39 GA22 : Away W8 D3 L8 GF24 GA20 Points 70
Home: W 2 - 0 Dulwich Hamlet; L 0 -3 Billericay Town; D 1 - 1 Hemel Hempstead Town; W 3 - 2 Oxford City; W 2 - 0 East Thurrock United; W 2 - 1 Slough Town; W 3 - 1 Gloucester City; D 1 - 1 Wealdstone; W 3 - 1 Weston-s-Mare; W 3 - 1 Hungerford Town; W 2 - 0 Dartford; L 0 - 1 Concord Rangers; W 5 - 3 Truro City; W 1 - 0 Eastbourne Borough; W 2 - 1 Chippenham Town; W 2 - 0 Torquay United; D 2 - 2 St. Albans City; D 3 - 3 Woking; W 2 - 1 Bath City
Away: L 1 - 0 Eastbourne Borough; W 1 - 4 Chippenham Town; D 2 - 2 Truro City; W 0 - 5 Concord Rangers; D 0 - 0 Chelmsford City; W 0 - 2 Bath City; L 2 - 0 St. Albans City; L 3 - 1 Torquay United; L 2 - 1 Hampton & Richmond Borough; D 1 - 1 Hemel Hempstead Town; L 1 - 0 Dartford; L 2 - 0 Woking; L 2 - 0 Billericay Town; L 2 - 1 Dulwich Hamlet; W 0 - 1 Oxford City; W 0 - 1 Hungerford Town; W 1 - 3 Wealdstone; W 0 - 1 Weston-s-Mare; W 0 - 1 Gloucester City
Welling' top scorers are Brendan Kiernan - 12 goals; Bradley Goldberg - 10 goals and Danny Mills - 9 goals. At home, their average league attendance is 680 (7th highest).
Striker Mo Bettamer, ex. Staines Town and Braintree Town, was signed on loan until the seasons' end from Barnet recently to re-inforce the Wings attacking options.
Recent match highlights:
Bath City (H) - 3m27s highlights link: http://www.thenationalleague.org.uk/match-info/match-centre/1-3615156 courtesy Louis Clark
Gloucester City (A) - 2m58s highlights link: http://www.thenationalleague.org.uk/match-info/match-centre/1-3615143 courtesy Luke Brick
Weston-s-Mare (A): 3m28s hlighlights link: http://www.thenationalleague.org.uk/match-info/match-centre/1-3615135 courtesy WsM AFC Marketing Team
In the F.A. Cup Welling United played Chesham United (level 7) in the 2nd Qualifying Round winning 2 - 1, at home; in the next round they secured a fine 0 - 2 away win against Conference North Hereford; before getting knocked out in the final Qualifying Round 1 - 0 away to Woking.
In The F.A. Trophy they were held to a 1 - 1 home draw before losing the away replay 2 - 1 against Dulwich Hamlet in the 3rd Round Qualifying.
Prior to this season, Slough Town played Welling United in Conference seasons 1996/7 ( D 3 - 3 H, L 3 - 2 A) and 1997/8 (L 1 - 2 H, D 1 - 1 A) and more recently in the F. A. Trophy 1998/9 (D 1 - 1 A, W 2 - 1 H, replay - 1st Round) and F. A. Cup 2003/4 (D 1 - 1 H, L 4 - 1 A, replay 2Q) and 2004/5 (W 4 - 1 H, 2Q)
Booking Odds: Slough Town Win 19/12; Draw 27/11; Welling United Win 17/10
Prediction:: Both teams to maintain their unbeaten runs
Slough Town 1 - 1 Welling United