There's definately room for improvement, says Welling United head-coach Paul Barnes

Thursday 08th October 2015

WELLING UNITED joint-head coach Paul Barnes says the club are targeting a mid-table finish this season.

The Wings went into Tuesday’s local derby with Bromley on the back of four wins on the bounce and they took the lead after four minutes when Michael Chambers came up from the back to head home Sam Corne’s corner.

Bromley equalised through Ali Fuseini’s fine finish, despite Corne being off the pitch receiving treatment to a cut eye, before Bromley claimed the local bragging rights through a second half strike from defender-turned-striker Jack Holland.

GOAL: Bromley midfielder Ali Fuseini (number 4) celebrates his goal at Welling United on Tuesday night.
Photo: Welling United FC

Welling United slipped down a couple of places to seventeenth in the Vanarama National League after their derby night defeat and travel to Boreham Wood on Saturday.

Boreham Wood, who were promoted alongside Conference South champions Bromley as play-off winners, are sitting in the bottom five going into Saturday’s game on 12 points from 15 games, six points adrift of Loui Fazakerley’s side.

Barnes wants Welling United to bounce back with victory at Meadow Park.

He said: “We said that after the (Bromley) game. That was the most frustrating thing is not so much the fact of getting beaten, is losing our winning streak that we’ve been on in the manner that we did, going out on a little whimper.

“We’re on target where we want to be. We can always be better but we’re always checking back on the performances and analysing ourselves.

“There’s definitely room for improvement. You’ve only seen glimpses of what the boys are capable of so we want to get back out get ready for Saturday again.

“For our club we want to be pushing up around the midtable mark, so we’ve got ourselves in a good position now.”

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