We wish Christian Nanetti all the best at Cork City, says Welling United joint-boss Harry Wheeler

Monday 20th February 2017

WELLING UNITED caretaker joint-manager Harry Wheeler says good home form will keep the club in the Vanarama National League South.

The Wings are four places above the relegation zone in 16th place in the table with 31 points from 28 games and travel to struggling Bishop’s Stortford tomorrow seven points clear of the drop zone.

Adam Coombes scored his 34th goal of the season to give Welling United the lead at Weston-Super-Mare but they had to settle for a point in a 2-2 draw in Somerset at the weekend.

“I thought the draw at Weston was a good point against a decent footballing side,” said Wheeler.

“I said in the interview after the East Thurrock game that we need to be winning the majority of our home games and then we can afford to draw games away at times and see them as good points picked up.

“The result was a fair one and although we took the lead twice we didn’t deserve to win the game but neither did they, so as a group in the dressing room after the game we all saw it as a good point and went away fairly happy.

“If we can win on Tuesday at Bishop’s Stortford then it will look even better having taken seven points out of nine.”

Bishop’s Stortford welcome Welling United to Woodside Park sitting in the bottom two in the table, with a playing record of six wins and two draws from their 29 league outings and they are five points adrift of safety.

“If we apply ourselves in the correct manner on Tuesday night then we have a very good chance of winning the game with the quality we have in our side,” said Wheeler.

“We will go there with good confidence throughout the dressing room but with no complacency and all the players know that high energy, work-rate and desire on Tuesday night will be the minimum expected of them.

“From there we go on to the Wealdstone game at home on Saturday.  We need to make Park View Road a hard place to come to and so winning the majority of our home games will create that.

“If we do win the game then that will be six home league wins in a row and so we will be creating a bit of a fortress.

“For the rest of the season we will be literally taking it game by game with maximum effort in each one and hopefully climbing the table as we go.  We try not to look too far ahead as each game is different and we need to have maximum concentration on the one in hand.”

One player that has left Park View Road is talented winger Christian Nanetti, who has accepted an offer to sign for Irish side Cork City.

“We wish Christian all the best there,” said Wheeler.

“He done a good job for us and will hopefully flourish showing all the ability he possesses.

“It’s a shame to lose him but we will always work to keep a consistent style of play in the team and so will look to replace as soon as possible.”

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Bishop’s Stortford  v  Welling United
Vanarama National League South
Tuesday 21st February 2017
Kick Off 7:45pm
at Woodside Park, Dunmow Road, Bishop’s Stortford, Hertfordshire CM23 5RG