Western League First Division Wellington 1 Radstock Town 1

IN the end there was no damage done and Wellington moved into second place while gaining a point on leaders Keynsham Town last Wednesday night after an injury time goal gave visiting Radstock Town a deserved point at the Playing Field, writes Kerry Miller.

While Keynsham were losing 2-1 at Ashton and Backwell United, Wellington were leading by a single Ian Bellinger goal until deep into added time when the visitors bundled home the equalis- er which, in truth, had been coming for some time.

The Miners showed they had come to play from the start and always looked dan- gerous on the break, while Wellington’s usual fluid forward play was only evident in spells.

Once Bellinger faded from the game, the visitors got stronger and went home with a share of the spoils.

It all looked fairly routine for Welly once they had resisted forays by Craig Wilson, who twice tested Connor Sidley-Adams after linking with Jake Wyatt and James Rustell.

Jack Bryant recycled a corner and his cross was slammed home by Bellinger just short of the half-hour.

Bryant was injured in the attack and succumbed ten minutes later before Scott Drayton shot just wide and Luke Redrup was also denied before the break.

The second half never really took off with Wellington struggling to find their shape and, with the defence giving away too many free-kicks around their own penalty area, Radstock were always in the game.

Jack Taylor was introduced off the bench late on and, with minutes to go, he went clear from the half-way line.

As keeper Dan Nolan advanced, his touch was too strong and the collision brought no goal but a cau- tion.

Almost inevitably, with two minutes of stoppage time played, Radstock were given another free-kick and when Sidley-Adams tipped the shot on to the bar, it dropped under it and Tom Stocks bundled it over the line.

  • On Saturday Wellington were soon 3-0 up against visiting Westbury United as Connor Bryant, Sam Towler and Jack Taylor netted but the Wiltshire side scored twice either side of the break.

Luke Redrup and Scott Drayton then restored the comfort level and Westbury’s late third did no damage.

They are home to Keynsham Town in a top of the table game on Saturday.