If Wellington Football Club’s players’ aim was to assuage the 11-0 thrashing they suffered at Willand Rovers on Wednesday 13 September as soon as possible, they set about it in the right way just three days later on Saturday 16 September.
Playing at home for the first time in the league this season they were 1-0 up against Brislington inside the first minute. Jack Taylor’s goal gave the home side a boost and the team could have had a second shortly afterwards had a shot from inside the penalty area been kept down. On the half hour the indefatigable Jack Taylor’s shot went high once again after his strong run burst through Brislington’s defence.
Wellington looked marginally the stronger side in the first half of the match and should have added to their score on a number of occasions but Brislington, playing up the hill, continued to look dangerous at times, especially when a succession of free kicks and corners put pressure on the Wellington defence.
The second half was less entertaining with both sides seeming to lose their shape. Passes went astray, the tempo slowed and the match became ragged but Brislington’s penalty after 70 minutes galvanised the home side and they started to exert pressure on the visitors’ goal once again. Jack Taylor’s shot found the net once again close to the final whistle but he was ruled offside. Ultimately, 1-1 was a fair result and, given the fact that Brislington are a number of positions higher in the league in 13th place, should give the home side confidence that they can at least survive in the Premier division.
The Tangerines’ next match is away at Clevedon Town in the FA Vase on Saturday 23 September at 3pm.