Wings cast shadow on Friday Night Lights

A late wonder strike denied City a win against Welling United this evening as they returned to Twerton Park for the first time since Alex Fletcher’s injury. Callum Ebank’s first goal the Romans after an hour looked to have secured the three points but with nine minutes left Maloney thumped an equaliser into the top corner from 20 yards. The first half was a largely forgettable affair with neither side able to stamp their authority on the game. However, after the break City took control of the contest. A great dummy by Ebanks saw Dan Hayfield race clear on 49 minutes only for keeper McKenzie to divert his shot wide of the goal, then two minutes later Elliott Frear saw his shot hit the top of the bar. The deadlock was broken on the hour mark when Ebanks steered a volley past McKenzie from 10 yards out. City pushed for a second but it was the visitors who struck next, Josh Gould getting a hand to Maloney’s 81st minute shot but unable to prevent it finding the top corner of his net. Having shown little as an attacking threat before the equaliser suddenly the Wings sensed an unlikely victory and came close to grabbing it a couple times in the closing stages.