Welling Utd 3-2 Dorchester Town: Unlucky Magpies denied by late Lafayette goal
Dorchester Town put in a brave performance against high-flying Welling United - only to be denied a point by a late Ross Lafayette goal.
The Magpies will be encouraged by the performance they put in against one of the top teams in the Blue Square South - and were unlucky not to take anything from the game.
Fraser Franks gave the home side an early lead as he nodded home unmarked in the penalty area.
The Dorset side weren't behind for long, as Ashley Nicholls thumped the ball home from the edge of the area after being set up well by Ben Watson.
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After a scrappy end to the first half, Welling started the second half on the front foot and Joe Healy reinstated their lead.
The Magpies pressed for an equaliser and were finally rewarded when Charlie Clough headed home Neil Martin's free-kick.
However, Welling caught the Dorset side off guard four minutes later. Lafayette took advantage of some questionable Magpies defending to find the decisive goal - and secure three points.
Dorchester host Basingstoke tomorrow evening at The Avenue Stadium as The Magpies hope to move away from the Hampshire side one point below them in the Blue Square South league table.