Prior to their trip to Chippenham Town, Welling United had failed to claim a point away from home, and had not even scored a goal.

However, it all changed with an excellent performance in Wiltshire and they were very good value for an important win.

Jack Sims, on debut in goal for the Wings, got an early first touch when Adam Mann shot across goal and he claimed comfortably. Danny Greenslade then headed into the side netting before Welling had their first attempt with a Kristian Campbell free kick that flew well over.

Callum Gunner was off target from a long way out and Sims made a comfortable save from a Joe Hanks free kick but it was Welling who broke the deadlock.

Kristian Campbell picked out Daniel Carr with his back to goal but he controlled it and spun before firing an unstoppable shot into the top corner.

Harvey Bunker missed a chance to level when lashing over however, the Bluebirds were able to restore parity deep into first half injury time. Welling weren’t happy to give away a free kick for a foul on a player who they believed to be offside but it didn’t worry Mann as he fired home.

Conceding at that time, and playing uphill in the second half, wasn’t ideal for a team that were low on confidence but they weren’t allowed to feel sorry for themselves and came out fighting.

They were rewarded for their attitude eight minutes after the break when Dipo Akinyemi, who had just replaced Carr, raced into the penalty area to meet O’Shane Stewart’s cross with a tidy finish.

Three minutes later Welling added a third to give themselves some daylight. Aaron Barnes burst forward and laid it off to Che Krabbendam who almost passed it into the bottom corner, such was his precision.

On the hour mark, Chippenham had a chance to reduce the arrears when awarded a penalty but Ross Stearn’s shot hit the inside of the upright and rolled across the six yard box before going off with the slope past the other post.

Ade Shokunbi nicked possession inside his own half and burst away but Will Henry made a great save low down before Hanks hooked home but to no avail as a flag was up for offside.

One more chance went Chippenham’s way in injury time but Sims was equal to it with a good tip-over.

Next Saturday, Welling are back at home when they entertain Braintree Town.

Welling United: Sims, Barnes (Ezennolim 87), Pepe, Durojaiye, Perkins, Pearce, Shokunbi, Stewart, Carr (Akinyemki 49), Krabbendam (Stevenson 79), Campbell. Subs not used: Hinds, Assidjo.