Welling United return to DA16 for their penultimate home game of the season as they host Torquay United on Saturday (3pm).

The Wings are edging closer to sealing survival in National League South and will be aiming for another positive result to maintain their eight-point gap above the bottom four.

Rod Stringer will be expecting his players to build on what was a positive second-half display against Maidstone United which saw Jack Munns’ strike ensure a share of the spoils against the play-off hopefuls.


It’s fair to say that things have not gone quite as hoped for the Gulls following relegation from the National League last term.

Although promotion would have been the aim, an inconsistent campaign, coupled with a 10-point deduction after the club entered administration has left them looking over their shoulders at the relegation picture, while supporters will also be fearing for the future of the club beyond the current season.

Torquay currently sit 18th in the table with 16 wins, seven draws and 18 defeats from their 45 games played and their 10-point deduction factored in, three points behind the Wings having played a game less.

They come into the game with one win in their last five, losing three and sharing a 3-3 draw at home to Weston-super-Mare on Monday.


The Wings slipped to a heavy defeat at Torquay United at Plainmoor in the reverse fixture back in October.

Despite a promising first half-hour which saw the Wings take the lead via Kain Adom’s strike, a controversial penalty paved the way for a Gulls comeback and a second-half capitulation saw the away side succumb to a five-goal deficit, finishing the game with 10 men following debutant goalkeeper James Holden’s dismissal.


Tickets for the clash against Torquay are available to purchase online in advance and will also be available for cash and card at the turnstiles on the day of the match priced £15 adults, £10 concessions and students and £7 U16s, while U11s go free with an accompanying adult.

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Turnstiles will open early at 12pm with supporters able to enjoy happy hour in the re-vamped bars once again, following the success for the Good Friday fixture against Dover Athletic, with £1 off all pints before 1pm.

Two new dart boards are now in place in the Wings Bar which are free to use for all supporters, while a host of new alcoholic drinks are now available from the bars.

A new partnership with Lilley’s Cider will see a selection of draft and bottled cider available in a variety of fruity flavours, while real ale fans will be pleased to know that Bexley Brewery will now be supplying a selection of ales.

Meanwhile, Carling and Madri will also be available from the marquee bar, alongside cider, while the screens in the bar will be showing the early kick-off on TNT Sports with Crystal Palace taking on Manchester City.

Following the game, supporters should be aware of some changes to the bar openings due to a private function in the Wings Bar. 

The Wings Bar will close at 5.30pm, while the Marquee will remain open until 6.30pm. The upstairs bar will remain open for all supporters until late, with a dart board also moving upstairs to allow fans to keep playing.

Hot food will be available from the burger outlet on the right-hand side as you enter the ground and the Travis Perkins bar will be open for teas, coffees, cold drinks, snacks and pies.

The club’s official matchday programme, ‘The Wings’, will be available to purchase inside the ground for £3.