Toolstation Division 1

Wellington 1 Wells City 3

WELLINGTON were second best to a strong Wells side on Saturday.

Despite missing key players Tim Legg and Luke Redrup, there was little to choose between the sides in the first half.

Wellington were initially given a reprieve in the first half when home keeper Mitch Woodgate saved a Wells penalty.

They took the lead, however, midway through the half but Jack Bryant soon levelled things with an impressive strike after 40 minutes.

The visitors took control after the break but, even then, Wellington might have salvaged something from the game.

Wells re-took the lead but Wellington had the chance to draw level when they were awarded a penalty.

However, normally reliable striker Ian Bellinger missed from the spot and, to add insult to injury, Wells added another goal to make sure of the points.

LAST Wednesday, Wellington did pick up a useful three points when they travelled to Calne Town and came home with a 1-0 victory.

The all-important goal came in the second half from Jack Bryant, who profited from good work from the influential Luke Redrup.

Wellington boss Clive Jones said: “I was really pleased.

“We travelled with three subs - two were unfit and the other 17-year-old Toby Griffiths, who had yet to play first team football.”

ON Saturday, Wellington have another stern test at home to mid-table Oldlands Abbotonians (ko 3pm).

Somerset Premier

Clutton 1 Staplegrove 3

STAPLEGROVE picked up three more points to firmly establish themselves in mid-table.

Although in danger of relegation, Clutton can be a hard nut to crack on their own ground and Grove were given a good run for their money. However, in the end, they came through with two goals from James Quick and one from Jo Holder.

On Saturday, the Grove entertain Frome Collegians, who sit five points behind them with five games in hand.

Somerset Division 2W

1610 Taunton Utd 0 Nailsea Utd Res 1

TAUNTON United suffered a shock defeat at the hands of relegation-threatened Nailsea on Saturday.

The home side went into the match at the top of the division, having lost only two games this season.

But the plucky visitors repelled Taunton’s attacks and held on for what was for them a vital victory.

On Saturday, Taunton will be hoping to get their title bid back on track when they visit Ashton & Backwell.