Wellington ended their season on a high note on Thursday 3rd May by beating Cadbury Heath away and scoring three goals without reply in the process.
The first goal came after just 4 minutes when the referee awarded a penalty which the ever-reliable team captain, Tom Ellis, converted. Ian Bellinger then added two further goals in the 44th and 70th minutes. Sam Bryant was named as Man of the Match for a strong performance in midfield.
This victory means that the Tangerines have reached and exceeded Manager Clive Jones’ target of 40 points from their first season in the Toolstation Premier League. As it stands, Wellington have 42 points and lie in 14th place in the division. However, two teams below them have matches in hand. Brislington on 40 points have one further fixture to play and Odd Down Bath have 41 points and two more matches. These results may affect Wellington’s final position in the league but their Premier Division status next season is assured.
The club held their Annual Dinner and Awards evening at The Beambridge Inn, Wellington, on Saturday 5th May. Chairman Mike Hall welcomed players, officials and guests before presenting trophies to members of the ladies’ team, thirds and reserves. First Team Manager, Clive Jones, then looked back over the year and the club’s progress in the Toolstation Premier League following their promotion from Division One at the end of last season. He expressed his own pleasure and enjoyment of the players’ commitment and development, particularly when under pressure from a demanding fixture schedule.
Sam Towler was presented with the Fleet Cup as Leading Goalscorer, George Painter was named as the 1st Team Players’ Player and Supporters’ Player and Glen Wright as the 1st Team Manager’s Player. The Keith Davey Cup for the Best Young Player award went to Tom Welch and Ben Welsh was presented with the Brown Rosebowl for the Clubperson of the Year.