First Team
FA Trophy Fourth round Sat 13 January J Hearnden Skip Hire Community Stadium
Welling Utd

Welling United booked their place in the fifth round of the Isuzu FA Trophy with a 2-0 victory over Chesterfield at the J Hearnden Skip Hire Community Stadium on Saturday.

Second half strikes from young Wings duo David Kamara and Enoch Muwonge capped off a dominant display against the National League leaders, ensuring a safe passage into the last 16 of the competition.

A cagey first half saw the home side and the youthful Spireites outfit feel each other out.

Anthony Papadopoulos and Chiori Johnson both saw speculative efforts from distance fly wide before Welling were forced to make a change on the 22-minute mark – Johnson limping off, replaced by Jack Burchell who was making his long-awaited return to action from injury.

The Wings began to take control of proceedings and applied plenty of pressure, without being able to find the net before the break.

TJ Bramble could not get enough on his header from close range, before Lachlan Byrd poked a shot towards goal through a crowded box, only for the visitors to hack it clear.

Shortly after, Bramble came close with an effort which whistled just wide of the post from 20 yards, while Papadopoulos forced keeper Luke Chadwick into a smart stop at his near post.

There was one more good opportunity for the hosts to break the deadlock prior to half-time, Byrd could only head straight at Chadwick from a corner. Indeed, Welling could count themselves somewhat unfortunate not to be ahead, while the young visitors would be pleased to have kept themselves in it after 45 minutes.

However, early in the second half, their resistance was finally broken and in quite some style with Welling’s own youngster smashing his side in front on 51 minutes.

The 18-year old took a brilliant first touch in the touch, plucking the ball out of the air, spinning his marker and smashing a volley into the roof of the net.

In truth, it was no more than the Wings’ dominance deserved and that dominance would continue.

The impressive Muwonge cut in from the left before seeing a shot deflect wide, while Bramble was denied from close range by an excellent block by a blue shirt.

It felt like only a matter of time before the lead would be doubled and Muwonge did just that with seven minutes left.

Breaking free in the box, he made himself space before expertly finishing past Chadwick and sealing Welling’s place in the next round.

Danny Bloor will hope that the win will inject some much-needed confidence as his side no prepare for a trip to Farnborough on Tuesday evening.

Welling United: Charles-Cook, Lema (Orji 77), Johnson (Burchell 22), Byrd, Green, Grant, Odusanya (Okunola 84), Bramble, Muwonge, Kamara, Papadopoulos.

Subs (not used): Pitterson, Curran, Bridgeman.

Booked: Odusanya 53 (foul on Rossiter), Grant 73 (unsporting behaviour)

Goals: Kamara 51, Muwonge 83

Chesterfield: Chadwick, Hooper, D-Sena, Marshall, Abudu  (Aftab-Mohiuddin 59), Jessop, Brassey, Eratt-Thompson, Wragg (Thomas 46), Rossiter (Mitchell 71), Simmonte.

Subs (not used): Smith, Millen, Cook, Rinaldo.

Booked: Wragg 25 (foul on Odusanya), Hooper 73 (foul on Grant)

Referee: Paul Johnson

Att: 452