Western League Division One

Wellington Town 1 Cheddar 2

A CLINICAL, instinctive finish just past the hour mark by Cheddar’s Adam Jones was enough to beat a battling and ultimately unlucky Wellington on Wednesday evening at North Street, writes Kerry Miller.

It brought the Cheesemen three points and drew them to within one of leaders Chipping Sodbury Town, but left Wellington in 13th with 11 wins and 11 defeats.

Cheddar began well with Craig Mawford and Robbie Maggs going close and it was no surprise when Maggs found space in the area on nine minutes and was brought down by Tim Legg, and Callum Ham put away the spot kick.

Wellington took 20 minutes to settle but once they did they enjoyed a long spell dominating the play downhill and after Luke Redrup shot over, Sam Bryant did likewise.

The equaliser came just before the half hour when Redrup and Bryant set up Mitch Woodgate who crashed home from just inside the area.

Ian Bellinger shot wide on the run but picked up a knock and having seemingly had verbal rows with most of the Cheddar side, he didn’t come out for the second half.

Before that, Ollie Nott had hit the post as Wellington finished the half well and they took that form into the second half as Sam Bryant was denied by burly keeper Mike Dangerfield.

Cheddar soaked up the pressure and after keeper Greg Turner had brought off a fine save from Ham, he could nothing when Jones fired home the winner.