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First Team vs Welling Town

Match Date: 25 January 2020
Score: 4-1

By A Hefferon

The final result maybe is not a fair reflection of the overall game and although Bearsted were worthy winners they had to cope with a spirited Welling side, which until the late stages were always likely to pull a goal back. Certainly although they were to start brightly enough it was the visitors who were to go in front after just 6 minutes they were to go in front David Baranowski was able to send the ball across home goalkeeper Lee Kidman into the net. This goal though did signal a period of time when real chances came and went. However they were to concede an equaliser after 21 minutes when a ball from deep was put into the path of Elyon Marshall-Katung to run on and send the ball passed an advancing Scott Andrews. The lead though lasted just 3 minutes when following some neat inter-play between Baranowski and Lucian Scarlat, James Bessey-Saldahna was able to run on and send the ball into the net. As the half wore on so play remained very even but after 2 minutes before the half time break Bessey-Saldahna was able to combine well with Emmanuel.Oluwasemo and put his side into a more comfortable position.
Following the resumption and with the prospect of the game running away from Town this prospect did not quite happen as the visitors were to enter a spell when they were not able to maintain the same momentum as before. So much so that the hosts really threatened to get back into the game with the performances of Luis Montoya and the Gary Beckett were worthy of a mention. Indeed they might well have even things up when Marshall-Katung headed over from close range and then when Andrews had to make 2 exceptional saves soon after. However as the half wore on so gradually things were to settle down after 66 minutes the Scarlat unleashed a low drive that just crept into the right hand corner of the net. The home keeper Kidman though did make amends pulling out a great save in denying Scarlat a second goal and putting the game out of sight.