FA Cup: Fleet shown the door by ruthless Welling
Date posted: 10-10-2012
FA Cup 3rd Qualifying Round Replay
Thurrock 1 v 3 Welling United
Bill Robinson reports from Ship Lane………..
Thurrock were not going to get the freedom they found at Welling on Saturday as a strengthened Welling side look far more determined to grind out a result from the start.
They put Thurrock on the back foot pushing them deep into their own half and on ten minute their pressure earned them a controversial goal.
The ball was played through the Thurrock back four into the path of Joe Healy who looked to be yards offside but the flag was remained down and Healy went on to beat Keeper Viner.
Thurrock went further behind in the twenty first minute when they failed to clear the ball effectively and Clark ran in from the edge of the box with a powerfull header that hit the underside of the bar and into the back of the net.
A spirited fight back saw Thurrock creating opportunities but without a break through until the 30 minute when the ball was floated into the Welling box from the left and a scramble ensued resulting in a own goal from Matt Turpin’s effort by Acheampong.
In the second half a tactic of containment by Welling defending their advantage and breaking in numbers when the opportunity came about.
Then another defensive error in the 63rd minute by Thurrock allowed Joe Healy to be unmarked around the penalt spot and he blasted the ball into the back of the net effectively sealing the win.
Thurrock kept pushing forward hoping to get back into the game, Luke Wanandio had a chance only to see his goal bound effort scooped off the line, Lewis Perkins had a fine long range shot saved low down to the keepers left and in added time Charlie Stimson had a shot that hit the post and away.
But at the final whistle it was Welling that rejoiced and go through to the next round.
Thurrock: Wil Viner, Richie Jones, Lawrence Yiga, Frank Griffin, Matt Turpin, Mark Onyemah , Stuart Thurgood, Luke Wanadio, , Leroy Griffiths, Charlie Stimson. Fola Orilonishe
Subs:, Harry Honesty, David Hughes, Ben Walster, Shamir Mullings, Lewis Perkins