Wealdstone ended the 2017/18 season on a high note after beating Whitehawk 1-0 on Saturday thanks to Ricky Wellard’s header.

The Stones ended their league season in 11th place and 10 points off the play-offs after Stones boss Bobby Wilkinson's first season in charge.

Wilkinson made six changes to the side that drew 1-1 with Oxford City on Thursday night, with Jonathan North, Jake Sheppard, Eddie Oshodi, Jeffrey Monakana, Danny Green and Wellard all returning to the starting XI.

Both sides shared a quiet first half, although Hawks keeper Daniel Wilks did have to pull off two fine saves to keep the relegated hosts level at the break.

He first denied Sheppard after the Reading loanee hit a thunderous volley from the edge of the box that was travelling into the top corner before the keeper got across to tip it over.

The keeper then thwarted Bradley Bubb after Green and Monakana offered some intricate build-up play that resulted in the latter delivering a low cross for Bubb, but Wilks got down quick enough to keep out the striker’s effort.

Wealdstone were a far stronger outfit in the second half and Whitehawk’s Zac Fagan and Kodi Lyons-Foster had to put their bodies on the line to deny Bubb and his strike partner David Pratt.

Goal scorer Wellard offered a potent attacking threat from midfield and had a header cleared off the line by Ky Marsh-Brown and also hit the crossbar after Pratt's initial effort was parried by Wilks.

Wellard finally scored on 71 minutes after Monakana's cross found his teammate unmarked on the edge of the six-yard area to guide the easiest of headers past Wilks.

Whitehawk offered a rare response just two minutes later when Marsh-Brown’s cross found Sam Chaney free at the far post but he headed wide of North's goal.

The Stones could’ve made their margin of victory more comfortable at the end after a corner found Ian Gayle unmarked and with the goal at his mercy, he smashed his effort off of the crossbar from close range as the Stones signed off the season with three points.

Wealdstone: North, Sheppard, Okimo, Oshodi, Gayle, Wellard (Whichelow 86), Monakana (Kearney 90), Cox, Pratt, Green, Bubb (Fitchett 78). Subs not used: Sellers, Kouassi.