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This time last year Welling United faced possible extinction when served with a winding up order by HMRC after a potential backer pulled out. What a difference a year makes.
The club was saved earlier in the year when thirty supporters of the Kent club stepped forward to offer cash of between £500 and £3,000 as short loans, which staved off closure. At the time owner Barry Hobbins warned that there were no guarantees for the club - which was started in 1963 by his father former Charlton Athletic keeper Sydney Hobbins as a youth team for his sons.
The club only just missed out on the play-offs in the final outcome.
In the meantime Welling begin their campaign with a home game against Staines Town on Saturday, before making the trip down to Hampshire to tackle Havant & Waterlooville next Wednesday.