Leaders Welling power on

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League leaders Welling United proved far too strong for Eastbourne Borough at Priory Lane yesterday.

Attacking with the stiff breeze Welling opened the scoring on 19 minutes.

Leftback Barney Williams delivered a cross from the left. The ball held-up in the wind for an age and midfielder Scott Kinch squeezed a header beyond Danny Potter at the far post.

Potter’s ability to stretch down to the ball may have been hindered following a hefty collision with a Welling forward minutes earlier.

Borough eventually registered a shot on goal in first half stoppage time. Jonte Smith was trimmed down in full flight and Wycombe loanee Georges Ehui curled in a freekick that was well tipped over by Sam Mott.

Welling continued to dominate territory after the break and added the second on 56 minutes.

Fraser Franks delivered a superb corner and Anthony Acheampong powered in a header despite the best efforts of the defenders on the line.

Ehui - Borough’s best player on the day - and Ben Adelsbury both skimmed long-range efforts wide and Frankie Raymond blazed well over when well placed.

Elliott Charles, Jamie Smith and Darren Lok were all thrown into the action but it was Welling who added the killer third.

Substitute Kieran Hughes-Mason, who looked a fraction offside, latched on to a long clearance and finished well.

Eastbourne Borough: Potter, Adelsbury, Cole, Ehui (Lok 73), Rowe, Watts, Johnson, Aldred, Smith (Charles 59), Hart, Raymond (Smith 65).

Subs not used: Shephard, Uddin. Referee: Mr I Cooper

Att: 631