Wellington continued to show strong form at home with a fine 2-1 victory over Buckland Athletic on Saturday 9 December.
This was expected to be a tough test for the Tangerines as the visitors lie close to the top of the Toolstation Premier League in 5th place whilst Wellington are fighting to escape the lower reaches of the division following promotion from Division One last season. However, Buckland Athletic’s preparations for this match were disrupted on 7 December when their Manager, Ellis Laight, stepped down ‘with immediate effect’. Captain Liam Head took over for this fixture.
Wellington took charge from the whistle and were 1-0 up after just 8 minutes through a strike by Conor Pengelly. His second goal came 9 minutes later to put the home side in control of the match. Buckland Athletic’s midfielder Jared Lewington pulled one back on 58 minutes but Wellington were not seriously troubled thereafter.
With several recent changes to the 1st team squad due to a range of personal and professional factors, Manager Clive Jones must be gratified that other players are stepping into the roles that need to be filled.
The Tangerines face another tough test next Saturday – 16 December – when they are home to Bradford Town who are in 3rd place in the Premier League.