Pennock: We must take our chances against Weymouth: "the Chelsea of Conference South"

Thursday 23rd March 2006

Welling United boss Adrian Pennock has thrown down the gauntlet to his misfiring players after Tuesday night’s defeat at Farnborough Town left them six points adrift of the play-offs, reports

Pennock has pinpointed an inability to convert clear-cut goalscoring opportunities as the main reason his side are losing points.

"We've been on top in games in the past two or three weeks, but we've lost that killer instinct," he said. "We're creating chances - that's not the problem - but we've got to start putting them away.

"Against Farnborough on Tuesday, we battered, outplayed and outfought them and the only thing we couldn't do was put the ball in the back of the net, which will be our downfall. We've got to start killing teams off."

And the Wings boss knows that if Welling want to get into the play-offs, the goals will need to be spread around the whole squad.

"If you look at other teams, four or five players are into double figures, but we've only got Danny Kedwell and Che Stadhart. Other players have to start chipping in."

Clear goalscoring chances may well be at a premium on Saturday when Garry Hill's table-toppers Weymouth visit Park View Road.

But Pennock is still expecting a barnstorming battle as his Wings side host the league leaders.

He said: "Weymouth are the Chelsea of the Conference South.

"All over the park, their players are on unbelievable money - they're on fortunes - and from the goalkeeper to the last player of the subs' bench, they're all very good players.

"But we're not afraid of anybody. They know they'll be coming to Welling on Saturday expecting a very tough game and that's exactly what we are going to give them.

Welling United v Weymouth
Nationwide Conference South
Saturday 25th March 2006
Kick Off 3:00pm
at Park View Road, Welling