Chelmsford City v Welling United preview
Chelmsford City v Welling United preview

Having ensured that they cannot be relegated this season, Welling United travel to Chelmsford City with the pressure lifted and keen to give their away supporters some joy.

They have not won away in the league since Boxing Day but manager Alex Dyer now believes that they should have more freedom to express themselves.

Surprisingly, Chelmsford lost at Oxford City on Saturday and although they are sitting in third place, they still need one more win to guarantee a play off place.

When the two teams met at Park View Road on August Bank Holiday Monday, Luke Daley put the Clarets in front in the fifth minute and Shaun Jeffers added the second from the penalty spot with fifteen minutes remaining.

There have been multiple changes to the Welling team since then, and they are far more settled now although one change will be enforced if Ben Martin doesn’t recover from his toe injury sustained against Truro.

Manager Alex Dyer is looking forward to taking the game to Chelmsford. He said “We’ve just got to attack the game and make sure that we get a result. I’m not saying that we’re going to go there and win, it’s not a must win game. At the same time, we want to go there and show what we’re good at.

“The boys should be confident so that’s what we’re looking for. We’re just looking for them to go there and carry on this run and see if we can stay unbeaten for the rest of the season.

He reinforced his positivity by continuing “We’re going there for a win. I would never go for a draw because if you go for a draw there’s a chance that you’re going to lose the game.I’m going there for a win and we’re going to do the best that we can and if we come away with a point, we come away with a point.

“As the games go on and it changes during the game, you might be happy taking a point and that’s the way the game’s gone, but if there’s a game and you think that ‘we could win this’, why not? If there’s a chance of winning the game, we’re going to win it.

“We promise the supporters that we’ll do the best that we can.”

Picture supplied by Dave Budden.