Coyle delighted with Welling win
Coyle delighted with Welling win

An outstanding Welling United performance against Chippenham Town left manager Jamie Coyle delighted.

After their 4-0 victory he said: “Really pleased today. The main aim was to start stronger. We’ve struggled at home all season in terms of starts in the first half.” He felt differently this time, continuing “We completely dominated the game from the off.”.

However, he did concede that the style of football at the start was quite what he wanted. He said “The main concern is when Tom (Bradbrook)’s the target man we are forced to go a little more direct. After ten or fifteen minutes we got it down and started playing through midfield. There were some great balls in by Jeff (Monakana and we looked a constant threat out wide.

“Everyone, even the boys that came on off the bench today made a difference. It’s hard to pick out individuals. Collectively, as a team, we’ve really dug in and got the performance and result that we deserved.”

Once Welling had gone in at the break two up, he wanted the team to concentrate and not take their foot off the pedal. Speaking specifically about the second period, he said “The most pleasing thing for me was keeping a clean sheet. Keeping your focus in a game that we really dominated, like we did today, is a massive plus for me. I’m really pleased.”.

Goalkeeper Kleton Perntreou made his debut and didn’t have a great deal to do but Coyle saw enough to be excited about the new signing saying “You still look at different things like coming out for crosses. His handling from a couple of shots they did have from outside the box, he did really well, and his communication as well.

“Playing at centre half you can hear slightly more than you can from the touchline and he was always talking.” Perntreou was released by Crystal Palace one day after the transfer window so is unable to play for a club in a higher league until the window re-opens in January.

“It’s great for him to start with a clean sheet.” said Coyle, but he couldn’t say what will happen at the end of Dillon Barnes’ suspension. “We’ll play it by ear. It’s the same for anyone in the team. If you do your job and play well, you keep your shirt. It’s irrelevant of who you are and where you play.

“Dillon’s been unfortunate because he’s done really well for us. He made a mistake in terms of his red card but it’s like myself, it’s like anyone. If someone comes in and does their job and does well, you can’t change that.”

“Kleton’s got a few offers from pro clubs but they can’t do anything until January. He’s training at Crystal Palace still, which is only going to be good for him in terms of his sharpness and if he plays like today, he’s playing first team football, it’s an opportunity for other clubs to come and have a look at him.”

One player has departed. Coyle confirmed “Flo (Florent Bojaj)’s gone. He’s decided to move on. He did well for his short space of time here but we’ve got Brad (Goldberg) back now, we’ve got Tom (Bradbrook) back now and there’s more competition for places up top.”

Both scored on their return from injury, Bradbrook twice, and Coyle was delighted for both. “For him (Bradbrook) to be out for four or five games and score two, and for Brad to come on and score as well, it’s great for them,” he said.

Although there was only one league place between the two clubs before the game, Coyle played it down saying “It’s tough to look at the league. We had a really slow start. When you’ve changed 16 or 17 players in the squad at any level, it’s going to take time.

“I’m just pleased that everyone around, the fans and the board, have been patient. I always believed that it was going to come and now we are showing that we are getting there. We’re not there yet, we’re not the finished article but we’re showing some real good signs of going in the right direction.”

Picture supplied by Dave Budden.