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volley. However the stand-in keeper was at fault after 21 minutes, barging into Welford to concede a penalty. The United striker sent him the wrong way from the spot, to convert his eighth spot-kick of the season.
United keeper George Kamurasi was hardly tested in the game but had to be alert to foil Kameiko Pope-Campbell.
United substitute Matthew Day saw a close-range header hit the post, before Croydon player-of-the-year Andy Mott cleared Welford’s header off the line.
West then headed home his fifth of the season with 22 minutes left and Croydon reacted by replacing Duah-Kessie in goal with defender Ibrahim Bah.
Welford got his second with nine minutes left, meeting Dave Botterill’s perfect delivery and then completed his treble, with an acute angled finish.
Kamurasi, West, Walker, Goodchild, Avery, Kingwell, Stubbs, Davisson (Botterill 61mins), Welford, Stone (Day 57 mins), Hill (Palmer 81 mins).; Subs not used: Savage, Vines. 108