Wellington collected their first points of the season, winning 2-1 against Shepton Mallet in the Toolstation Premier League on Saturday 8 September and celebrating a return to their North Street ground.
The Tangerines could have made victory more difficult than it needed to be by conceding a goal after just 20 minutes when the defence seemed to be caught by surprise when the visitors mounted a brisk attack from midfield.
Thereafter, however, they recovered their focus and were dominant throughout the first half. They put together some fast-paced attacks and should have scored on a couple of occasions, denied only by their own off-target shooting and obstinate defenders.
They continued to fight hard after the interval and looked the better side – stronger, more determined and faster. Their first goal came from Glen Wright and the second shortly afterwards when Joe Chamberlain slotted the ball past the goalkeeper from close range.
Shepton Mallet were by no means beaten and began to mount pressure on the Wellington defence but failed to equalise.
On social media the view from the dressing room reflected the team’s satisfaction at recording their first win after three successive defeats in the league: “A great feeling to finally get off the mark with 3 points.” Man of the Match was Tom Hawkins.
Manager Clive Jones has signed Ben Newmann to supplement his squad. He is a colleague of recent signing Jack Bown-Porter in the RAF.
Wellington’s next match is away at Bradford Town on Saturday 15 September. Bradford are currently third in the league.