Welling United boss Steve King: Charlton Athletic goal should not have stood


Welling United boss Steve King felt Lyle Taylor’s winner in the 2-1 defeat to Charlton Athletic on Saturday should have been struck off.

The Addicks’ summer signing reacted quickest to convert when Jake Forster-Caskey’s free-kick came down off the bar.

But King told Welling’s YouTube channel: “One hundred per cent it was offside.

“He started offside and he finished the goal offside. I was disappointed with that. I thought there were a few decisions like that, which probably went both way. That’s gone now.

“We’ll concentrate on the positives. The positive is we gave a good account of ourselves and we could’ve scored at the end – Bradley [Goldberg] had a great chance to score.

“It was a good workout.”

Goldberg played the full 90 minutes and King admits he is still keen to boost his frontline options.

Welling United v Charlton Athletic, Pre-Season Friendly, Park View Road, 14 July 2018.
Image by Keith Gillard

“We’re a little light up top at the moment. It’s still one area we need to strengthen.

“We have done a lot of fitness work with the balls still out and we need to up those levels of fitness, which we will. It is a new group and it’s going to take time.

“Come the start of the season, everyone will be familiar about what we do and the way we want to play.”

Photos by Keith Gillard

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