Welling United part company with Peter Taylor after failing to beat fellow strugglers Bath City

Sunday 13th March 2022

WELLING UNITED are on the verge of appointing their third manager of the season after announcing the departure of former England boss Peter Taylor.

The Wings were held to a 1-1 draw at home to fellow strugglers Bath City yesterday, and remain second-from-bottom in the Vanarama National League South table, having picked up seven wins and six draws from their 30 league outings.

“We are sorry to announce the departure of manager Peter Taylor,” said a club statement.

“The club is, however, grateful to Peter for all his hard work with the squad during his tenure since taking up the role in September 2021.

“A new manager will be appointed in the next 24 hours in preparation for our away fixture on Tuesday against Hampton & Richmond Borough.”

Taylor was in charge of Welling United on 27 occasions in all competitions, winning six, drawing six and losing 15 games.

Welling United travel to fourteenth-placed Hampton & Richmond Borough on a run of six games without a win in all competitions and they are four points clear of basement side Billericay Town and two points adrift of the side immediately above them in the table, Bath City, with 10 league games of the season remaining.

Welshman Steve Lovell stepped down from the job on 20 September and chairman Mark Goldberg was in charge of a 6-0 home defeat to Dartford before appointing Taylor, who failed to halt the slide and the club are in danger of suffering relegation in to the Isthmian League Premier Division for the first time.

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