All the optimism that Welling United might have taken from their draw at Dartford one week earlier was extinguished as Dorking Wanderers put them to the sword.

After making a bright start, Welling conceded in the seventeenth minute and from then on it was virtually one way traffic.

Free kicks from the left wing gave Welling early hope as Dorking looked to make their mark with some crunching challenges. Lyle Della-Verde sent over the first one and Dipo Akinyemi flicked it on but it was just out of reach of Lewis Hobbs.

Then Darrell Oldaker delivered one for Anthony Cook to flick on but nobody got on the end of it to finish.

As promising as that start was, it counted for nothing when Dorking scored from their first meaningful foray and they could barely have found it any easier. Matthew Briggs got to the bye-line and Alfie Rutherford’s shot found its way into the back of the net.

Briggs then went on another run down the right wing, starting in his own half, but his shot went just beyond the far post. It didn’t prove too costly, though, as they added a second soon after. Welling have struggled to defend corners this season and they were undone by James McShanes’s delivery that found an unmarked James Prior. Although, Reice Charles-Cook did well to keep his powerful downward header out, Nicky Wheeler pounced on the rebound and fired home.

Prior had another header from a corner saved shortly after but Welling had the last chance of the first half when controlling a long ball well and making space but he was unable to get a shot away first time and Sami El-Abd got across to make the block.

Any hopes that Welling would react to some managerial words at half time proved unfounded as more sloppy defending allowed Dorking to add a third. Briggs was again the architect and Prior again lost his marker to back-heel inside the far post.

McShane added the fourth when following up after Charles-Cook saved from Prior’s shot and then Dorking eased up a little by resting a couple of players ahead of their next game on Monday.

However, that didn’t stop them adding a fifth ten minutes from time. Briggs again burst forward before blasting inside the far post.

Three minutes later, Welling had their first real shot on target when Lionel Ainsworth fired straight at Cray Wanderers loanee goalkeeper Lewis Carey and he held it comfortably. Two minutes later, they won their first corner which came to nothing.

Della-Verde flashed a shot just wide but Rutherford had the last chance for Dorking deep into injury time but he missed the target when looking certain to score.

Welling are back in action on Tuesday, looking to bounce back, when they host in-form Ebbsfleet United at Park View Road.

Welling United: Charles-Cook, Johnson, Campbell, Durojaiye (Ainsworth 60), Strachan, (Doe 69) Hobbs, Cook, Shokunbi, Akinyemi (Murrell-Williamson 65), Oldaker, Della-Verde. Subs not used: Green, Hughes.