Wellington FC were away at Hallen on Saturday 22 September. Against a team only just above them in the Toolstation Premier League, the Tangerines were looking for three wins in succession but were beaten 2-1 following a penalty to the home side on the 84th minute.
Sam Bryant was back in the side and captained the team. Scot Townsend was also available and the Tangerines’ Manager Clive Jones gave recent signing Ben Newman his first start for the club. But Josh Wadham who scored two goals last week was unavailable.
Hallen came into the match with their confidence boosted by the ‘hammering’ they inflicted on Hengrove last Saturday when they won 0-4.
Hallen’s first goal against Wellington came after just 5 minutes and they led until the 62nd minute when Charlie Bridges equalised for the Tangerines.
Two Wellington players were booked before the interval and two afterwards, the last for a foul in the penalty area on 84 minutes which led to Hallen scoring the winner. One player from Hallen was also booked in what appears to have been a feisty match. Tim Legg was made Man of the Match.
Wellington are in 14th place in the league and now face Toolstation newcomers Shortwood United at the North Street ground on Saturday 29 September. The visitors resigned from the Southern League at the end of last season because of financial demands and now lie at the foot of the table having yet to score a point.