Wings snatch late win with Harris own goal

City suffered a first away defeat since January this afternoon, losing to a late own goal against Welling United at Park View Road. Playing down the considerable slope the hosts enjoyed the better of the opening exchanges and were unlucky not to open the scoring on 19 minutes when Pattisson’s shot crashed against the underside of the bar. This escape finally sparked some life into City as they began to impose themselves on the game. Five minutes before half-time it was the Wings who could count themselves fortunate not to concede when the ball dropped to Danny Greenslade eight yards out but he blasted it high over the bar with his weaker right foot. With the slope in their favour after the break City began to enjoy the majority of the ball but only a James Morton shot that curled narrowly wide threatened to find a way past the well-marshalled Welling defence. The game was decided with a massive piece of luck for the Kent side with eight minutes left. Lyons-Foster headed a corner toward goal where Kieran Parselle’s clearance off the line hit keeper Max Harris and rebounded into the net. Chris Lines’ low shot was well saved by keeper Mersin a couple minutes later but, despite winning several corners, this was as close as City would come to grabbing an equaliser.