St Albans will be a tough one, Ian Allinson’s teams are always tough to beat, says Welling United assistant manager Hugo Langton

Friday 03rd November 2017

WELLING UNITED assistant manager Hugo Langton says his side will have a right go at St Albans City tomorrow.

The Wings suffered a 2-1 home defeat to Wealdstone last weekend and the club lost their appeal over Ben Jefford’s harsh sending off.

“We’ve been on a good run lately but sadly all good winning runs come to an end at some stage,” said Langton.

“To be fair Wealdstone did a good job on us first half last week. We regrouped at half-time, went out to have a go and then we were penalised with the softest penalty decision I’ve seen for a while. I’m not being biased, I’m being objective and I’ve watched it again 10 times.  Ben Jefford then gets a red-card, which we have tried to appeal as we believe it was harsh and you’re up against it.

“We were 2-0 down with ten-men but we had a go, pulled one back and threw the kitchen sink at them and we were gutted not to have rescued a point in the end.

“The players on the pitch in the second half were a credit to the club, in my opinion.

“To have that belief in a very negative situation that we can still take something from the game says a lot about us.

“The supporters, too, got behind us and they’ve seen recently what we want to be about and they backed us and clapped the players off at the end.  They’ve been brilliant lately and have really backed the team and it’s really helped us.”

Welling United remain in seventh-place in the Vanarama National League South table, having collected 26 points from 16 games, five points adrift of league leaders and local rivals Dartford, who host fifth-placed Sky Bet League Two side Swindon Town in The FA Cup First Round in an ALL-TICKET clash at Princes Park on Sunday.

The Wings, meanwhile, travel to fifth-placed St Albans City tomorrow, a side that are two points above them in the pecking order.

Langton said: “St Albans will be a tough one. Ian Allinson’s teams are always tough to beat.  He always has plenty of pace in his side’s, plus he knows what it takes to do well in this league.

“It’s a tough ground to play at but we have had a good week with the players and we will do what we always do and that’s go and have a right go and see where it takes us.”

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St Albans City  v  Welling United
Vanarama National League South
Saturday 4th November 2017
Kick Off 3:00pm
at Clarence Park Stadium, York Road, St Albans, Hertfordshire AL1 4PF