WELLINGTON manager Mike Hawes says his side must improve their defending if they are to kick on and match the achievements of last season.

Wellington drew 2-2 at Warminster on Saturday thanks to Luke Redrup’s brace – but Hawes was left to rue “a poor ten minute spell” which saw them concede two sloppy goals.

He said: “We’re still not defending great, but it’s a game we could have won and could have lost.

“We just don’t look like keeping a clean sheet at the moment, we had a really poor ten minute spell where they scored twice and we have to defend better.”

Redrup fired Wellington into a shock lead in the first minute of the game. Warminster responded with Viney being forced into a couple of good saves but Wellington held firm and led into the break.

Redrup had the chance to double the Wellington advantage shortly after half-time when he went through one-on-one with the goalkeeper, but was denied by a smart save.

Warminster battled back into the contest and turned the game on its head with two goals in a frantic ten minute period.

The first was a result of sloppy defending, while the second saw Duckenski’s back pass was intercepted – the first shot hit the post and the rebound was then smashed into the net to give Warminster the lead.

Redrup went close before Holmes put him through again and this time he made no mistake, calmly slotting home to level the scores.

Viney made another fine save in the final minutes, but the game ended all square. Wellington travel Chard for a derby clash on Saturday – and Hawes is expecting a tasty affair when the local rivals clash.

He said: “They have started half decent so they’ll be out to put one over on us, especially after we finished higher than them last season.

“I’m sure it’ll be a niggly game, but hopefully we c