Wing manager Steve King switched to a 3-5-2 formation but just four minutes had passed when the injured Jordan Gibbons had to be replaced by Charles Banya, making his Welling league debut.
Following a quiet 15 minutes, Welling went ahead. Jack Jebb delivered a corner that was flicked on to Thierry Audel and he finished clinically at the far post for his third goal of the season.
Billy Palfrey fired over from a tight angle for Truro, while Brendan Kiernan twice had shots deflected wide for Welling as they finished the half strongly.
Richard Orlu had two half chances for Welling, first when heading over from Jebb’s free-kick, then firing a shot too high after Anthony Acheampong had knocked a Jebb cross into his path.
Sixteen second-half minutes had passed when Truro equalised. A long hopeful ball was misjudged by Wilks and Niall Thompson lifted home from a tight angle.
Bradley Goldberg was introduced for Welling and he restored the Wings’ lead within minutes. Kiernan crossed and Goldberg diverted it cleverly inside the far post.
Kiernan shot just wide as Welling looked to close the game out but they were undone deep into injury time when Jarod Lewington leaped unchallenged from a deep corner and headed home.
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