BY RICHARD CAWLEY
Welling United manager Warren Feeney has refused to be downbeat about their 3-0 loss at Oxford City last weekend.
The Wings were unbeaten in three National League South matches heading into Saturday’s fixture, taking five points from a possible nine, and their opponents are unbeaten on their own turf since Boxing Day.
Welling keeper Myles Roberts is a strong contender for the club’s Player of the Year award but Klaidi Lolos’ long-distance effort dribbled under him and over the line.
Zac McEachran doubled Oxford’s lead immediately after half-time.
Wings midfielder Taylor Maloney was denied from the penalty spot by keeper Adnan Kanuric.
Former Charlton striker Josh Parker wrapped up the scoring, making it a sixth successive match he had netted in.
Mid-table Welling head to Slough Town tomorrow.
“I’m not going to criticise Myles because he has been brilliant for me all season,” said Wings boss Feeney. “But they have got to cut out the mistakes.
“The second goal was too easy, one minute after half-time. The turning point was probably Taylor missing his penalty. Again, I’m not going to criticise him but we had a wee bit of momentum there and if we scored at the right times then the game changes.
“There were a lot of sad faces in the dressing room and I said to the boys that I can’t quite believe we lost it. It was pretty even.
“Concentration levels are massive in football. If you don’t concentrate for 90 minutes you leave yourself open. We can’t dwell on it, we have to get back on a run again.
“We’ve still got a couple of games in hand. I’m not going to lose too much sleep about it (the loss to Oxford City).”
Former Millwall striker George Alexander came off in the 55th minute. The 22-year-old signed on loan from Bromley at the start of this month.
“George has got to get his fitness up,” said Feeney. “He felt his hamstring a few weeks ago and we’ve got to be careful with him because there are a lot of games coming up in February.”
Bromley are still in the hunt for a National League play-off place and won 2-1 at Altrincham on Tuesday night.
Former Millwall centre-back Byron Webster headed the Ravens into the lead just before the 20-minute mark.
Striker Michael Cheek swiftly doubled their advantage, reacting sharply when Omar Sowunmi’s effort was kept out.
Tyrese Sinclair scored to bring Altrincham back into the contest and Reice Charles-Cook made a smart save from Regan Linney to prevent a leveller.
Bromley’s 11th league win of the campaign leaves them eighth in the standings and only outside the play-off zone on goal difference.
They head to struggling Dorking Wanderers, who signed former Lions captain Tony Craig on loan earlier this week, tomorrow.
Dulwich’s shocking run of form continued as they were beaten 3-2 at Braintree on Tuesday.
Hamlet have lost six of their last seven National League South matches, taking one point from a possible 21.
They are four points above the bottom four but have played three fixtures more than Concord Rangers and Chippenham, two of the clubs in the dangerzone.
Dulwich trailed 2-0 at the break with Baris Altintop and Alfie Pavey scoring.
Quade Taylor volleyed home in the 55th minute but the visitors’ prospects were not helped by a red card for Joe Felix just past the hour mark.
Braintree netted their third in the 82nd minute, Jack Turner turning home after Dulwich keeper Aaron Jones had initially saved from Joe Boachie.
Will Wood struck in the second minute of stoppage time, converting from Sanchez Ming’s pullback.
Dulwich host Bath City tomorrow.
PICTURE: KEITH GILLARD
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