Oldland 1 Wellington 2 Wellington are up to fourth in Division One of the Western League following another away win – all five wins so far have come on the road – as they made the long trek to Bristol on Saturday and came away with all three points with a last-minute goal.
The early exchanges were such that neither side dominated matters, but Wellington’s back line of Chris Duchenski, Jack Porter, Tom Ellis and Oli Nott – who found himself starting when Tim Legg pulled up before the start – were not breached by the home side’s attackers.
The first goal came against the run of play for the second week as far as Wellington were concerned as the ball broke free in midfield and was slotted past Jake Viney with a nice finish from Jerome Ingram and Oldland – two off the bottom of the table – were ahead.
This was the score at the break and into the second half as Wellington battled for an equaliser and it came through Simon Dennehy who curled a well placed left foot shot past Ryan Perry in the Oldland goal and from then on there was only one team in the game; Oldland were being pushed back and back all the time and by this time Wellington had brought on James Clough and he was making his presence known with some excellent dead ball delivery into the box and it was fitting that he should score the winner into injury time with a crashing shot that came back off the bar and over the line.
There was still time for Jake Viney to save Wellington’s win with a goal line save of his own, but the three points came back down the M5.
Home form needs to match away form now and there are two chances in this respect this week with matches at home to Chard on Wednesday and Cribbs on Saturday.
Report: David Derrick