WELLINGTON climbed back out of the first division relegation zone with their third successive win at the Playing Field today – beating Welton Rovers 3-1.
Despite the heavy pitch, it was an entertaining game and Wellington can be well pleased with three valuable points as they moved towards safety – with games in hand on the clubs above them.
Both sides had chances early on but it was the home side who went ahead after 33 minutes in controversial circumstances.
Striker Corey Lewis cut inside from the right and his cross-shot was headed home at the far post by Joe Chamberlain with Welton appealing in vain for offside and two of their players getting booked in the process.
Wellington increased their lead eight minutes after the interval as Joe Holmes, recalled in midfield, swung over a corner from the left and their outstanding skipper Scott Holland rose to score with a thumping header.
That was the signal for Jamie Ward’s side to create a number of openings but they came up against a visiting keeper, Dan Tamblyn, who was in excellent form as he kept his side in the game with a string of fine stops.
Indeed, the visitors set up a tight finish by pulling a goal back five minutes from time as Ryan Gay scored with a low shot on the turn.
However, as they threw men forward in search of an equaliser, it was Wellington who sealed victory in injury time, the impressive Kyle Bassett running on to a clearance from keeper Jake Viney and rounding Tamblyn for their third goal.
Wellington: Jake Viney, Ed Weeks, Tim Legg, Scott Holland, Jack Adams, Nicky Ford, Andy Butler, Joe Holmes, Joe Chamberlain, Corey Lewis, Kyle Bassett. Substititues: Max Westlake, Luke Redrup and Martin White (used); Tom Ellis (not used). Attendance: 45. Match sponsor: Blackdown MoT.
Match report courtesy of WAFC