Over in Southeast London, Welling play at Park View Road. They took over the ground in 1977, following the vacancy left by Bexley United. Before that, the Community Sports Ground, situated in Butterfly Lane was their home. They have to ground share as half the ground id designated to both sides, shared with Erith & Belvedere FC.
LAST SEASON’S MEETINGS
Welling United 1-2 Chelmsford City (27th August 2022) – An early game in the season, it was an away trip for the Clarets who ran out victorious. Despite a goalless first half, 3 goals came between each side. Firstly, a Simeon Jackson brace sent the Clarets into the lead with 10 minutes to play. Then, it got nervy for Robbie’s men, as Taylor Maloney’s goal made it 2-1, the way it stayed.
Chelmsford City 0-1 Welling United (28th January 2023) – There was a rather different game between the 2 sides after the turn of the year. The game was settled by a Taylor Maloney penalty, after Eddie Beach had been deemed to have fouled Dylan Gavin.
A FEW CLUB LINKS
A new signing in East London, Lee Worgan is their shotstopper, and a former Claret. Following Danny Bloor’s departure from Eastbourne, his keeper followed him and now applies his trade for the Wings. The experienced shot stopper played for the Clarets in the 20/21 season, but saw his stay cut short due to COVID-19. As well as Lee, Welling have had Taofiq Olomowewe, who had a brief spell with the Clarets. He signed in January 2020, seeing his stay cut short following the arrival of Covid 19. The Burnley youth player has played for plenty of clubs at this level, with his spell at Welling also being somewhat Brief.
Only recently making the switch, Danny Bloor manages Welling. He had a 4 year stay with Eastbourne, before the change of ownership saw a subsequent change of manager. He had also previously managed Lewes, Eastwood Town and another National League South side, Worthing.
Last season, Welling were at the wrong end of the table. They ended up finishing 16th, 10 points clear of the relegation zone, and will be hoping for an improved season next time out.