WELLINGTON slipped to sixth in division one of the Western League with a 1-0 defeat at Welton Rovers on Saturday.

There was more to be pleased with in this game that seven days earlier at Roman Glass St George, but again one goal was enough to keep the points at the home venue.

Welton scored through a right post header within the first ten minutes and could have been in a more decisive position.

But Jake Viney, back in goal for Wellington, was at his very best to deny a flurry of chances.

Wellington were limited to half-chances and a late free kick that just flashed wide was their best effort in the opening 45 minutes.

It was a better second half for Wellington as they used a pitch that had a lot of bounce in it to pepper the Welton box.

And with the home keeper choosing to not wear any headgear despite the sun Alex Piper was often in the box looking to use his height well.

Wellington threw on all three substitutes and Oli Nott was creative in midfield and used the possession he generated well, linking well with Sam Towler at times.

Skipper Tom Ellis had a thumping header well saved near the end with Welton hanging on, knowing they could have had an easier game of it had they done more when they were in the ascendancy in the first half.