Wellington AFC posted a magnificent 0-2 away victory against Toolstation Premier League high-flyers Bradford Town on Saturday 15 September.
This victory adds three more valuable points to the Tangerines’ total, moving them up the league to 12th place but perhaps the most valuable outcome is the boost to the team’s confidence.
Manager Clive Jones was without three key players – including Glen Wright who scored the opening goal in the team’s victory against Shepton Mallet just one week ago but Josh Wadham put two goals past Bradford’s goalkeeper, Adam Forster. He was made Man of the Match.
Bradford Town is described as ‘not the easiest place to visit’ and the Tangerines travelled in the knowledge that they hadn’t won away from home in 14 months.
Wellington started to cause the home side problems early in the game, requiring the goalkeeper to be alert. Josh Wadham’s first goal was a fierce strike from the edge of the penalty area in what was described as ‘one of the best strikes the team will see all season’.
The Tangerines were denied a second by an ‘outstanding save’ from Forster and had to wait until stoppage time to add the second when the ball was given away and Wadham had a clear run to score.
Bradford will feel a sense of injustice as they had at least two penalty appeals turned down by the referee who, it is reported, ‘had a shocker’.
Wellington are away again next Saturday 22 September when they play Hallen. The Bristol side have the same number of points as Wellington but are 9th in the league on goal difference.