National League South: Wealdstone manager Bobby Wilkinson anticipates good game at Welling United

PUBLISHED: 13:00 27 October 2017

Wealdstone manager Bobby Wilkinson (pic

Wealdstone manager Bobby Wilkinson (pic


Top two teams in division’s form table do battle on Saturday

Wealdstone boss Bobby Wilkinson is expecting an exciting game when his side visit Welling United on Saturday as two of the National League South’s in-form teams go head-to-head.

Over their past six league matches, Stones have collected 14 points from a possible 18 — a record only bettered by the Wings, who have taken maximum points.

Wilkinson has already made one trip to Park View Road this season when in charge of Hungerford Town, losing 3-2 on August 19.

And he knows it will be another tough game this weekend as Wealdstone go in search of a seventh match without defeat.

“Welling are the most in-form team in the league and we’re second, so it’s first versus second in the form table and it’s going to be very entertaining,” he told the club website.

“Their manager (Jamie Coyle) has them moving the ball forward, they create a lot of chances, are a good side and organised, and now you can see why they’re winning games.”

Wealdstone impressed on their last outing in the league as they beat high-flying Truro City in blustery conditions as Grosvenor Vale felt the effects of Storm Brian.

Abobaker Eisa netted a first-half double for Stones as they took control of the tie, while keeper Jonathan North impressed in difficult circumstances between the sticks.

The result maintained Wilkinson’s impressive home form since taking charge of the west Londoners.

And the Wealdstone boss feels the win over the Tinners proves his squad are progressing well.

“The boys are starting to believe in themselves, and if you believe in whatever you’re doing in life, you’ll always achieve,” he added.

“The doubters out there, the ones who like to knock us and never believe in what we’re doing, they’re irrelevant to us.

“All we want to do is get our heads down and believe in what we’re doing for this football club.

“Peter (Marsden) the chairman has been so supportive and he understands what we’re doing.

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