Wellington’s erratic season continued on Saturday 27 October when they were defeated 5-1 at Cribbs in the Toolstation Premier League.
The home side began the fixture 5 places above Wellington in the division but are also reported to have lacked consistency this season.
Wellington made a bright start to the match with Glen Wright heading wide after just 5 minutes. But the home side went ahead, scoring twice before the interval without reply although Tim Legg narrowly missed the target on 39 minutes.
The Tangerines made a good start to the second half and Jack Bryant had a shot deflected. On an hour Cribbs scored their third goal from a low cross but Wellington responded, only for Mitch Woodgate to fire straight at the home side’s keeper. Tim Legg also had a shot on goal hit the post.
Cribbs added twice to their tally in the last 5 minutes of the game before Josh Wadham managed to score a consolation goal just before the whistle.
Wellington’s Manager Clive Jones was without key players for this game, two absent due to suspensions and Ben Newman unable to make the match after playing for the RAF on Friday 26 October.
Wellington now face local rivals Willand Rovers at the North Street ground once again on Wednesday 31st October in the Les Phillips Cup. Willand defeated Wellington 2-0 when the two sides met on Saturday 20 October but were held to a 1-1 draw at home by Bradford Town one week later.