Two goals in three first-half minutes from Josh Wakefield and Harry Beautyman helped Welling beat in-form Lincoln.

The Imps had taken an early lead through Kris Bright before Welling's two strikes turned the game around.

Wakefield shot into the top corner after 37 minutes before Beautyman's 20-yard drive, five minutes before half-time, fired Welling in front.

Alan Power might have grabbed a point for Lincoln late in the second half but sent his effort wide of the post.

It was Lincoln's first defeat in six games.

Welling United boss Jamie Day told BBC Radio Kent:

"I'm really pleased with the performance apart from the first 20 minutes. After that we bounced back, showed good character and I felt we deserved the win.

"Their keeper kept them in it. I thought he pulled off a couple of really good saves.

"It was a bit unfortunate we couldn't pick up another one and seal the game in the last 10 minutes.

"We could finish in the top 10. It depends on injuries and confidence but hopefully we can achieve that."

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (5)

Lincoln City

  • 30 Townsend
  • 03 Newton
  • 23 Brown
  • 05 Audel
  • 08 Power
  • 19 Nolan (Jordan - 67' )
  • 15 Gray Booked
  • 26 Adams
  • 18 Bright
  • 11 Tomlinson
  • 16 Robinson (Sheridan - 58' )

Substitutes

  • 24 Mendy
  • 31 Preece
  • 09 Rowe
  • 04 Jordan
  • 12 Sheridan

Welling United

  • 13 Turner
  • 06 Bender
  • 36 Mawson
  • 14 Hudson
  • 02 Fazackerley
  • 37 Ajala (Lafayette - 71' Booked )
  • 04 Gallagher Booked
  • 21 Beautyman
  • 33 Healy (Clarke - 46' )
  • 35 Sho-Silva
  • 32 Wakefield (Karagiannis - 78' )

Substitutes

  • 10 Lafayette
  • 16 Mclaren
  • 09 Guthrie
  • 08 Clarke
  • 05 Karagiannis
Ref: Karl Evans
Att: 1,623

Match Stats

Shots

7 8

On target

3 5

Corners

0 0

Fouls

3 12

Live Text Commentary

+4:00 Full time

Full Time Match ends, Lincoln City 1, Welling United 2.

90:00 +3:00 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Lincoln City 1, Welling United 2.

90:00 +2:30

Attempt saved. Alan Power (Lincoln City) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved.

90:00 +1:45

Attempt saved. Charlee Adams (Lincoln City) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

90:00 +1:23

Foul by Basile Karagiannis (Welling United).

90:00 +1:23

Alan Power (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

88:59

Foul by Ross Lafayette (Welling United).

88:59

Charlee Adams (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

82:53

Attempt missed. Alan Power (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

82:04

Corner, Welling United.

81:50

Attempt missed. Alfie Mawson (Welling United) header from the centre of the box. Assisted by Harry Beautyman.

81:12

Corner, Welling United.

80:03

Corner, Lincoln City.

79:06

Foul by Tom Bender (Welling United).

79:06

Jake Sheridan (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

77:14 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Welling United. Basile Karagiannis replaces Josh Wakefield.

76:00

Corner, Lincoln City.

75:25

Corner, Lincoln City.

72:03 Booking

Booking Ross Lafayette (Welling United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

70:12 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Welling United. Ross Lafayette replaces Toby Ajala.

67:36 Booking

Booking Dan Gray (Lincoln City) is shown the yellow card for dissent.

66:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Lincoln City. Todd Jordan replaces Jon Nolan.

64:24

Attempt saved. Josh Wakefield (Welling United) left footed shot from outside the box is saved.

58:41

Offside, Lincoln City. Alan Power tries a through ball, but Alan Power is caught offside.

57:30 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Lincoln City. Jake Sheridan replaces Conner Robinson.

57:06

Foul by Conner Robinson (Lincoln City).

57:06

Loui Fazackerley (Welling United) wins a free kick.

53:48

Foul by Harry Beautyman (Welling United).

53:48

Jon Nolan (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

51:30

Foul by Harry Beautyman (Welling United).

51:30

Charlee Adams (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

49:10

Foul by Loui Fazackerley (Welling United).

49:10

Charlee Adams (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

48:16

Offside, Welling United. Toby Ajala tries a through ball, but Toby Ajala is caught offside.

46:39

Foul by Jake Gallagher (Welling United).

46:39

Charlee Adams (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

45:01 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Welling United. Lee Clarke replaces Joe Healy.

45:00

Second Half begins Lincoln City 1, Welling United 2.

45:00 +1:26 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Lincoln City 1, Welling United 2.

45:00 +0:12

Attempt saved. Blaine Hudson (Welling United) header from the right side of the box is saved.

44:22

Foul by Alan Power (Lincoln City).

44:22

Loui Fazackerley (Welling United) wins a free kick.

43:30

Attempt missed. Nathaniel Brown (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the left side of the box misses to the left.

42:57

Foul by Loui Fazackerley (Welling United).

42:57

Jon Nolan (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

39:12 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Lincoln City 1, Welling United 2. Harry Beautyman (Welling United) right footed shot to the bottom right corner.

38:55

Corner, Lincoln City.

38:00

Corner, Lincoln City.

36:43 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Lincoln City 1, Welling United 1. Josh Wakefield (Welling United) right footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

35:13

Offside, Welling United. Toby Ajala tries a through ball, but Toby Ajala is caught offside.

33:05 Booking

Booking Jake Gallagher (Welling United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

32:41

Foul by Jake Gallagher (Welling United).

32:41

Charlee Adams (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

31:51

Attempt saved. Loui Fazackerley (Welling United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved.

31:19

Attempt missed. Jake Gallagher (Welling United) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

29:53

Attempt missed. Toby Ajala (Welling United) right footed shot from outside the box.

23:15

Foul by Tobi Sho-Silva (Welling United).

23:15

Thierry Audel (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

13:12

Attempt missed. Conner Robinson (Lincoln City) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

12:15

Corner, Lincoln City.

11:33

Foul by Alfie Mawson (Welling United).

11:33

Jon Nolan (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

9:39

Foul by Jake Gallagher (Welling United).

9:39

Charlee Adams (Lincoln City) wins a free kick.

8:51

Foul by Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City).

8:51

Tom Bender (Welling United) wins a free kick.

7:32

Attempt missed. Ben Tomlinson (Lincoln City) header from a difficult angle on the left misses to the right.

4:01 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Lincoln City 1, Welling United 0. Kris Bright (Lincoln City) right footed shot from the left side of the box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Dan Gray with a cross.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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