Wellington Football Club avenged defeat by Wells City in the Toolstation Premier League match in August by scoring a resounding victory 3-1 in the FA Vase match on Saturday 10 September.
Playing their first fixture at home this season, the Tangerines looked more than capable of reversing a succession of defeats away from home once they return regularly to the North Street ground to take on teams in the Premier division.
Starting the match strongly, Glen Wright scored the first goal after just 15 minutes, putting away a powerful and accurate cross from Jack Bryant on the right wing. The team continued to dominate and goalkeeper Connor Sidley-Adams was barely troubled at the upper end of the pitch. The second goal came from Joe Chamberlain after 36 minutes, following a surging move down the left wing.
For 20 minutes of the second half Wellington continued to look the stronger side and only failed to add to their goals when shots went marginally high or wide. Joe Chamberlain’s strike rattled the upright after 55 minutes, just before he was unfortunate to suffer an injury and was substituted.
Wells began to threaten in the last 10 minutes and deserved to score but Wellington added a third from Glen Wright. Ian Bellinger was made Man of the Match but the whole team worked hard, looked energetic and well-organised and deserved success.
The victory brings the club cash and the team confidence. They will need the latter on Wednesday 13 September when they play – away once again – at Willand Rovers who lie in 2nd place in the league.