Slough Town v Welling United, National League South, Arbour Park, Slough. Tuesday 29th October 2019. Kick-Off 19h45
Given a change of manager and a newish squad, the Wings were not really expected to reach the same heights that they achieved last term under the guidance of Steve King when they finished third in the division, losing 1 - 0 away at Woking in the promotion play-off final. However, Wings supporters must be disappointed with their showing to date. After a reasonable start in August when then lost just two of their opening seven league matches, they have now gone seven matches winning only once against basement boys Hungerford Town. They currently lie in 16th position with 15 points. Their record being:
P14: Home W3 D1 L4 GF9 GA10: Away W1 D2 L3 GF5 GA9
Home: W 1 - 0 Maidstone United; L 0 - 3 Bath City; W 3 - 1 Oxford City; W 4 - 2 Tonbridge Angels; D 0 - 0 Eastbourne Borough; L 1 - 2 Wealdstone; L 0 -1 Hampton & Richmond Borough; L 0 - 1 St. Albans City
Away: D 1 - 1 Havant & Waterlooville; L 2 - 1 Billericay Town; D 1 - 1 Chelmsford City; L 3 - 0 Concord Rangers; L 1 - 0 Weymouth; W 1 - 2 Hungerford Town
Their leading goal scorers are: Adam Coombes (4 goals) and Bradley Goldberg (3 goals)
Last season they beat Slough Town 2 - 1 in Welling - James Dobson netting for Rebels after 46 minutes; Slough Town gaining revenge in their home fixture with a 1 - 0 victory thanks to a 72nd minute goal from Billy Clifford.
In this seasons F.A. Cup they beat Chipstead (level 8) at home in the 2nd round qualifying by 7 - 0; then Tavistock (level 9) 4 - 1, also at home, in the next round before succumbing to Eastleigh in the final qualifying round - losing 4 - 2, away- in a replay, after holding their National League opponents to a goal-less draw at home.
Bookies Odds: Slough Town Win 11/14; the Draw 29/10; Welling United win: 18/5
Prediction: On paper, like last Saturdays game, Slough Town look to be clear favourites. This time, however, Rebels will return to winning ways. Slough Town 2 - 1 Welling United