Blue Square Bet
Published 26th December 2012
....called off due to waterlogged pitches.
The games between Chelmsford City and Billericay Town, Eastleigh against leaders Salisbury City, Sutton United v Bromley and Truro City against Dorchester Town were all postponed.
Second-placed Welling United notched up their tenth straight win against AFC Hornchurch and moved two points from top spot.
In a highly physical first half, the referee was the centre of attention booking three players for diving in 8 minutes, including Lewis Smith in the box which appeared to be a certain penalty on the 20th minute.
Welling had been struggling to create chances in the opening half-hour but were gifted a chance by Duran Reynolds' mistake and Kiernan Hughes-Mason took full advantage to give the Wings a 35th minute lead.
Smith's controversial yellow card came back to haunt the creative midfielder whose hard challenge on Anthony Acheampong at the end of the half earned him a second yellow card and an early bath to save him from the horrible weather.
With an extra man advantage for the third time this month, Welling dominated the second half thanks in part to the home side playing three at the back.
Hughes-Mason scored his second goal of the game - his sixth in eight games - on 57 minutes after a brilliant individual run and Loui Fazakerley rose magnificently to power a header into the net to make it 3-0 with 17 minutes remaining.
Welling`s Kent neighbours Dover Athletic failed to take advantage, however, losing their derby at Longmead against Tonbridge Angels, who moved up to twelfth place as a consequence of their 2-1 victory.
Sonny Miles gave Angels a 21st minute lead in front of a slightly disappointing crowd of 710, and then George Purcell eventually doubled that against his former club on 65 minutes.
Angels had Henry Muggeridge sent-off with 15 minutes to go, but all Dover could muster in reply was an 87th minute Ben May effort.
Boreham Wood and Farnborough complete the top five, but only the latter managed a win, edging out struggling Hampshire neighbours Basingstoke Town by the odd goal in three.
Alan Inns gave Boro the boost of an early 8th minute lead that Dave Tarpey swiftly added to 4 minutes later.
Wes Daly reduced the deficit 12 minutes from time, but the home side held on to stay in fifth place.
Boreham Wood had to be content with a point from a 1-1 draw at Wheatsheaf Park against Staines Town.
It was the home side who broke the deadlock just past the hour-mark through Dave Wheeler.
But Wood salvaged a share of the spoils when Ben Nunn equalised with 9 minutes to go.
Weston-super-Mare are level on points with Farnborough after a 2-1 win at Twerton Park against Bath City.
Martin Slocombe gave the Seagulls a 35th minute lead that Charlie Griffin cancelled out from the penalty spot immediately after the break.
But 11 minutes from time Kane Ingram won it for Craig Laird`s side.
A penalty from Christian Nanetti just before half-time proved enough for Havant & Waterlooville against Eastbourne Borough as the wind and rain hammered Priory Lane.
Boro dominated possession and chances for the second half but could not apply the killer touch or take a slice of luck that their play probably deserved.
The game between Hayes & Yeading United and Maidenhead United finished all-square at Kingfield.
However, the home side looked to have won it when they led through Kudus Oyenuga`s 14th minute penalty going into time added on at the end of the game when Reece Tison-Lascaris popped up with the Magpies` leveller.