Torquay United 3
Andrews 3’, Janneh 15’, Niate 54’
Welling United 1
Goldberg 60’ PEN
After a number of successful away games in the past few weeks, United’s return to Plainmoor has heralded a tremendous a 3-1 victory over Welling United to extend our unbeaten form and keep United firmly top of the league.
United got their first of the afternoon in the third minute via a tremendous 18-yard shot from Andrews. A short free kick from the Bristol City loanee resulted in a Janneh cross being headed out back to Andrews and him then hitting a sweet left-footed strike from the rebound to make it 1-0.
United doubled their lead in the 15th minute after a Jamie Reid through ball found its way to Janneh who managed to get away from the Welling defenders and hit a right-footed shot from outside of the area which found its way past Dan Wilks in the Welling goal.
Welling got their best chance of the half in the 19th after a succession of corners which resulted in Welling striker Danny Mils being allowed space in the box to strike and he subsequently hit the United post, but luckily the ball went out of play for a United goal kick.
United nearly added to their lead in the 38th minute, when a Liam Davis cross from the left found Reid and his low driven shot was matched by the acrobatics of Wilks and it remained 2-0 to United.
In the 54th minute United made it 3-0 after Janneh’s shot was rebounded in the direction of defender Jean Yves-Koue Niate who was able to tap it in past Wilks from close range.
On the hour mark, Welling were able to get a consolation after referee Mark Howes deemed that MacDonald had fouled Welling striker Bradley Goldberg and awarded them a penalty, which was subsequently converted by the Welling number 10 to make it 3-1.
United then pushed on for a fourth and in the 64th minute Reid was quicker than the Welling defence and managed to have an effort on goal but his chance was saved by Wilks.
Another superb Torquay performance and more importantly another three points which keeps United top of the National League South.
1.Shaun MacDonald (GK), 2. Ben Wynter (6. Jamie Sendles-White 89’), 3. Liam Davis, 7. Ruari Keating, 10. Saikou Janneh, 11. Connor Lemonheigh-Evans, 15. Jean-Yves Koue Niate, 17. Kyle Cameron ©, 18. Jake Andrews (8. Asa Hall 61’), 19. Jamie Reid, 20. Kalvin Lumbombo-Kalala (16. Ryan Dickson 80’). SUBS NOT USED: 4. George Essuman, 13. Alex Bass (GK)
Booked: Andrews 31’, Keating 45’, MacDonald (GK) 59’
1.Dan Wilks, 2. Danny MacNamara, 3. Craig Braham-Barrett (15. Gavin McCallum 45’), 4. David Ijaha ©, 5. Richard Orlu, 6. Thierry Audel, 7. Brendan Kiernan (14. Matthew Paterson 81’), 8. Arnaud Mendy, 9. Danny Mils, 10. Bradley Goldberg, 11. Nassim L’Ghoul (12. John Paul Kissock 67’) SUBS NOT USED: 16. Josh Hill, 17. Zac Newton.
Booked: MacNamara 39’
Referee: Mark Howes
Attendance: 2467 (52 away)