Jordan Smith put Wollaton ahead inside the first minute, capitalising on some very poor defending before firing the ball past James Mountain.
Welfare were level on 20 though, Tom Watson making a terrific run down the right before picking out Jarrod Westcarr, who made no mistake firing past Paul Stanhope at the far post.
Jarrod created the next goal for Gedling after 35, his neat ball finding brother Carl who was surprisingly left all on his own in front of the goal. Tom MacDonald beat all the Wollaton defenders twice before firing the home team further ahead with seconds of the first half remaining. H-T 3-1
Luke Stanley added the fourth for Welfare in the 62 minute, then twinkle-toed Cameroonian Manude Nsumbu saw his shot deflected into the Wollaton net by a defender. Stanley was credited with the sixth Gedling goal, but it should be given to the stand in Wollaton keeper, who tried kicking Stanley's shot away but somehow ended up curling it into his own net... F-T 6-1
Spent the first half being entertained by South Normanton's Brian Franks, whilst the second half was spent in the always friendly company of Gedling stalwart's Tony Hay and Ian Williams.