Wellington guaranteed themselves a top half finish in Division One of the Western League following this point against Wincanton at home on Easter Monday afternoon, but the Tangerines were indebted to stand in skipper Jake Viney in goal as he repelled late Wincanton pressure to hang on for a share of the spoils.
Jamie Dingle should have put Wellington ahead in the first three minutes as he vollied over when through on goal and it was a costly miss as Wincanton’s big number five headed home from a corner as he out jumped all the Wellington defenders to power home a firm effort.
Alex Piper – who has re-found his form recently – lofted a fine equaliser for Wellington as he ran through the Wincanton defence and Ollie Chamberlain took the home side into the lead with a good close range finish and that was the case at half time.
The second half was a tense affair as Wellington used all three substitutes and one of these – Liam Cleal – made good ground into the Wincanton box and delivered a good ball into the area, but it was not converted.
Wincanton forced a series of free kicks and one of these was saved on to the post, but the rebound was headed home to level things up.
Wellington were hanging on come the end, but Jake Viney was equal to matters and so saw that his side took a point and can not finish outside of the top half with one game to play and that is a most decent return for the season.
Wellington are away to divisional champions Bradford Town on Saturday 3rd May to complete their season and to end the home season for the senior sides the Reserves play on Wednesday 23rd April and Saturday 26th April and the Ladies on Thursday 24th April.
Match report: David Derrick