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Bloor disappointed with Welling loss
Bloor disappointed with Welling loss

Despite playing attractive football, Welling United were again lacking up front and lost at home to Bath City. After the match, Welling manager Danny Bloor offered his views.

“We play the right brand of football and Bath, riding high, arevone of the best sides in the division, but on a statistical count I would think that we had a lot more of the ball than them.” he said. “However, it’s about winning games of football and it’s no secret we need to add to our attacking options.”

Bath had many players who have played together for a long time, but Bloor didn’t use that as an excuse for losing, saying “I think we’ve gelled. I think we’re playing good football. We just need an experienced striker who turns some of those half chances into full chances, and knows how to lead the line. It’s very hard to find those players, particularly the type of player we want. 

“I found one, Adam Roscow, ex AFC Wimbledon, who came in on loan from TNS and he picked up an injury. There’s a possibility (of an addition) next week, a guy who’s played in the football league, If we could bring him in, that would really make a massive difference. There’s another who’s a free agent. He wants a fair deal and we’re going to have to look at the situation. Our players are working hard and giving their best for Welling United Football Club.”

In the final moments, there was a big appeal for a Welling penalty when Jephte Tanga went down in the area but unlike his opposite number on the day, Bloor accepts that officials give what they see. He said “I don’t criticise referees. I’ve never been booked as a manager, I’ve never been sent off and that’s how it will continue to be. It’s a very difficult job being a referee.”

After nine games. Welling are in the bottom three. “I’m not used to being in this position in the table.” he admitted. “At my previous club we were always fighting to get in the play-offs or around the play-offs, It’s difficult here. It’s not what was happening last season when the club were full time with a bigger budget.

“It’s certainly a challenge but I’m really enjoying working with Garry Fiore, the director of football, but it’s a challenge and life’s about challenges. You can see how fantastic the fans are. I think we’ve got them engaged and I’ve said it all along, as soon as we can get to forty-five points that augurs well. We’ve got some very good young players at this club but we need to get to that target, and the sooner we do that the better.”

Picture supplied by Dave Budden.