We’re not sure what it was about Welling United – but you can definitely call them one of our Conference bogey sides. In all, we lost half of our meetings between 1994 and 2000; the time we arrived in the Conference and the time they were relegated. Even during the 1999-00 campaign, the Wings did the double over us.
It was our contribution to their bid to avoid relegation. But they ended up going down on goal difference; their record identical to Forest Green Rovers in that season’s table but for the three extra goals conceded that ultimately did for them. Such fine margins. They have since made it back to the Conference (Premier) – but only for three campaigns.