City secure point in Wings draw

City ended their five game losing run with a point against Welling United at Park View Road this afternoon. City had lead through a first half Cody Cooke header but came under considerable pressure during the second half. However, just as the home side appeared to have run out of ideas, and moments after Elliott Frear has missed a great chance to double the lead, the Kent side took advantage of the referee’s failure to stop the game with Jack Batten down with a head injury, Allen bursting through City’s short-handed backline to slot the ball past Ryan Clarke. Whilst the Wings probably deserved an equaliser City will feel aggrieved as the referee had stopped the game in similar circumstances several times before this decisive moment. The hosts began the game brightly but it was City who struck first when Frear’s 26th minute free-kick was headed home by Cooke. Almost immediately Welling should have levelled only for Allen to shoot wide from eight yards out. Playing down the slope after the break Welling penned City back, Campbell heading another great chance wide, but as the game reached it final quarter it looked like the Romans had withstood the largely aerial onslaught and they began to threaten a second goal of their own. This changed with nine minutes left when Allen struck. Both sides went in search of a winner after this but despite half chances at both ends they had to settle for a point apiece.