Wellington AFC’s erratic season continued in a week that resulted in successive defeats.
The midweek home match against local rivals Willand Rovers in the Les Phillips Cup on Wednesday 7 November saw the Tangerines battle strongly through an even first half with shots on the Willand goal going wide or saved. At the interval the score was 0-0 but Luke Mortimore gave the visitors the lead on 57 minutes.
On 70 minutes Willand were reduced to 10 men following a red card incident but, despite that, they added a second goal on 87 minutes with a spectacular 30 yard shot from Joe Curtis.
Sam Bryant was shown a red card on 90 minutes to end a disappointing second half for the Tangerines.
On Saturday 10 November Wellington faced Hengrove Athletic away. The home side have had a difficult season so far and went into this match having played 12 games and won just one. Wellington might have been expected to add three points to their own tally but came away from the match with a 2-1 defeat.
Before the kick-off both teams, officials and the crowd observed a minute’s silence to honour Remembrance weekend.
Hengrove’s Jack Fillingham scored after just five minutes and added a second 15 minutes later. It wasn’t until 10 minutes into the second half that the Tangerines got onto the score sheet following Glen Wright’s goal from Conor Bryant’s knock-down. The goal scorer was later named Man of the Match.
The visitors had further chances with shots hitting the post or missing the target and continued to dominate until the whistle. A loud appeal for a penalty late in the game was turned down by the referee.
Wellington now face another lower-placed team on Saturday 17 November when they are at home to Chipping Sodbury Town. The visitors are in 18th place in the Toolstation Premier League, 5 places below Wellington.