First off, Tony and I fancied the visitors at 6-4. They had been second in the table prior to the international break where they lost a couple of players to overseas duty (I know) and results have seen them drop to seventh.
They started quickly and forced a succession of corners which tested the Wings back line. It looked only a matter of time before they took the lead but the Wings held on and after 20 minutes, Sam Ashford lost the plot and hacked Connor Dymond down having been frustrated at being passed around several times. At 11 v 10 the Wings looked marginally more comfortable and on 40 minutes Emmanuel Moses rose to head home past Dave Beasant's son, Sam, in the visitors goal.
The game was very tight throughout and there was very little between the sides right up until ten minutes from the end when substitute Nathan Green slammed home a back post cross which alluded the near-post posse. The win relieves Welling's relegation concerns and perhaps gives some hope for turning of the proverbial corner.
Meanwhile, in the chemical wastelands of Middlesbrough, Charlton Athletic succumbed to a first minute goal and failed to really threaten Boro for an equaliser. It was a huge disappointment but hardly a surprise for the injury-ravaged Addicks. Joe Ledley made a rusty debut and Lyle Taylor got on in the second half but we were well short of the quality needed to get anything.
Bowyer has promised better for Tuesday against Huddersfield at The Valley but you have to look at what he's got to call on and wonder what more anyone can realistically expect. Personally, we need to stay clear of the relegation zone and await reinforcements in January.
Finally, a small footnote but congratulations to George and Emily on the birth of a beautiful looking daughter. Another Addick in the making.