Bear in mind this is a complete re-build job and that takes time, says Welling United assistant Hugo Langton

Sunday 27th August 2017

WELLING UNITED assistant manager Hugo Langton says he is happy with where they are after six games.


The Wings came away from Oxford City with a point in a 1-1 draw yesterday and sit in sixteenth-place in the Vanarama National League South table with six points on the board.

“I’m happy with where we are,” said Langton.

“Bear in mind this is a complete re-build job and that takes time.  We are making small steps each game and as long as we can continue to do that in most games we will be happy.

“Saturday’s game at Oxford was a game of two halves.  They were the better side first half and we the second half, so a point is a fair result.

“Their 3G pitch wasn’t great, nothing like Eastbourne’s, Sutton, Bromley or Maidstone. It was difficult to initially get used to and to be fluid on it, so really we are happy with our point there.”

The Wings return to home soil when Hampton & Richmond Borough visit Park View Road on Bank Holiday Monday.

Alan Dowson’s side were defeated 1-0 at home to last season’s Isthmian Premier League champions Havant & Waterlooville yesterday and are two places below Welling United on five points.

Langton said: “Hampton tomorrow will be interesting. They are a good side who like us have really yet to get into higher gears, but they will at some point.

“You know what you get with Alan Dowson teams, they’re in your face, always have good winger and plenty of pace and endeavour up front.”

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