Wellington’s visit to Bridport on Wednesday 21st November ended in a 3-0 defeat.
Before the match Wellington’s Manager Clive Jones had suggested that Bridport’s current lowly position at the foot of the Toolstation Premier league was misleading as the team had played fewer fixtures than many others – and the home side proved his point with an effective team performance.
Wellington finished the first half strongly, but at half-time the score remained 0-0. Joe Chamberlaine had been denied a clear goal by a last gasp tackle by a Bridport defender early in the match seeming to suggest that the sides were quite evenly matched.
However, the second half performance by Bridport put the match beyond Wellington’s grasp. The first of three goals came just 3 minutes after the break when Cameron Andrews scored from a low free kick. A defensive mistake on 67 minutes led to Leighton Andrews firing in the second and, 10 minutes from the whistle, Mark Salter added a third.
Josh McLean made a strong save on 82 minutes to deny Bridport a fourth goal.
Sam Bryant was named Wellington’s Man of the Match.
Wellington are still in 10th place in the league but now face a testing away fixture against Shepton Mallet, who are in 11th place, on Saturday 1 December. When the two teams last met in September Wellington were narrow 2-1 victors.