CHIPPENHAM Town returned to winning ways on Saturday after a 1-0 success away at Welling United in National League South.

After the Bluebirds’ midweek clash against Tonbridge was suspended early on due to heavy fog, Mike Cook’s men carried on where they left off at the weekend, and Brad Ash’s second-half strike was enough to seal the points.

Welling started well and went close early on as Ryan Blackman slipped the ball through to Dipo Akinyemi, but his angled shot beat Will Puddy as well as the far post.

The hosts’ Anthony Cook then smashed a free kick out of the ground from a good position.

Welling continued to impress early on and Lyle Della-Verde had a snap shot saved by Puddy before Chippenham started to come into the game.

Marlon Jackson saw a shot deflected wide before Nathan Harness tipped a further effort onto the bar.

Welling began the second half well and Akinyemi did very well to create space for a shot, but be shot straight at Puddy.

The Chippenham stopper was once again at his best after good hold up play from Akinyemi saw him slip the ball into Ade Shokunbi, who had made a great bursting run from midfield.

With just Puddy to beat, the Veteran goalkeeper made a super save to prevent the Wings taking the lead.

The missed chance appeared to effect Welling greatly as Mike Cook’s men began to pull the balance of power back in their favour.

Callum Gunner was the second Town player to smash the bar before Brad Ash drew a save out of Harness midway through the second period.

With the visitors on top, Chippenham finally took the lead from a corner in the 68th minute as Welling switched off and a Joe Hanks delivery was nodded in by Ash at the near post.

It was Chippenham who looked more likely to add to the tally as Harness made a great save to deny Chris Zebroski before he pushed away a Hanks effort later on.

A dejected Welling had one last chance, but substitute Matt Everitt tried a chip from twenty yards that was easily saved by Puddy.

The results lifted the Bluebirds up to 12th in the National League South table.

Cook’s men have a break from league action tonight as they travel to Kent to take on Ebbsfleet United in the FA Trophy second round (7:45pm kick-off).