Toolstation Western League First Division

Radstock Town 0, Wellington 2

WELLINGTON secured the Toolstation Western League First Division title with a 2-0 victory away to Radstock Town on Saturday.

Already promoted to the Western League Premier Division for next season, second-half goals from Sam Towler and Tom Ellis handed Welly the crown.

Regular goalkeeper Connor Sidley-Adams returned for the trip to fifth-placed Radstock, who were on a six-game winning streak heading into the final day clash.

The two sets of centre-backs dominated proceedings in the first half, with chances limited to long-range efforts that failed to trouble either keeper.

Visitors Welly were the more adventurous side after the break, but although they won a number of set-pieces to put the home defence under pressure, they had to wait until the 70th minute for the opening goal.

A good passing move saw the ball make its way to Sam Towler, who initially miscontrolled, but he regained possession and was able to beat his marker and send a right-footed shot into the far corner.

It was 2-0 five minutes later, as Ian Bellinger’s corner was met by captain Tom Ellis, whose downward header went underneath the despairing goalkeeper and into the net.

The hosts were stirred into action by that goal, but had left it too late and Welly’s defence were able to deal with their forays forward to ensure they kept hold of their clean sheet and the three points.

In what was not an outstanding game, the visitors showed the resilience that has served them so well this season, as they have only lost four league matches.

A win was required to lift the league trophy, and that’s just what they got – meaning the celebrations could begin in earnest.

The result gave them a four-point winning margin at the top of the table, as rivals Hengrove Athletic could only draw away to Westbury on the final day.