Wellington were unable to halt the recent string of successive defeats when they lost 4-0 against Brislington on Saturday 15th December. Whilst the conditions were difficult and the match only played after a midday pitch inspection, Wellington might have regarded their prospects as at least even, given the close proximity of the two teams in the Toolstation Premier League.
Wellington started well and made the first attempt on goal when Joe Chamberlain’s low free kick was deflected wide after 25 minutes. Glen Wright’s attempt shortly afterwards just missed the target. However, it was the home side who scored first with a ‘goal out of nowhere’ on 37 minutes when Louis Britton thumped a superb volley into the top corner of the net.
Shortly after the interval Scott Townsend limped off injured and was replaced by the young Lewis Pocock whose father, reserve team boss, Paul, joined him when he came on as substitute – father and son playing for the first team together for possibly the first time.
Brislington’s second goal – from Mason Dagger – came on 65 minutes and the team added two more in the last 5 minutes of the match.
Man of the Match was Ben Newman.
Wellington are now in 16th place in the league but have played more matches than teams below them, potentially placing them dangerously close to the relegation zone. Their next opponents, Cribbs, are one place lower with just one point fewer. Wellington will be hoping that playing at home on Saturday 22 December returns them to winning form.