Wellington lost for only the sixth time this season as their game in Division One of the Western League beat the weather, but new side Ashton and Backwell did the double over the Tangerines. Four of their losses have been against Ashton and, earlier in the season, Portishead and these games have restricted the fantastic progress up the table made under Mike Hawes and Tim Legg this season.
Gary Clarke in the Ashton goal is a mighty presence and he stopped all that came his way as Liam Cleal and Ollie Chamberlain tested him in the first half in wet and windy conditions.
Lee Delaney cashed in on a Wellington error when in possession and shot low past Jake Viney and the visitors – who won 1-0 in Bristol back in November – had the lead, but Wellington were mighty unlucky to go into the break in deficit.
Second half efforts from Wellington as a combined unit saw the ball cleared off the line, rebound from the underside of the bar and hit Clarke where it mattered most, but it just would not go in for the home side.
An extra long second half saw the game actually end at 5.00pm and in this time Adam Crooks added a second for Ashton to seal the win.
For Wellington it had been ‘one of those days’ and they travel to Cheddar on Saturday for the first of four successive away games.
Match report: David Derrick