WELLINGTON’S star striker Jack Taylor has left the club and signed for fellow Toolstation Western League Premier outfit Bridgwater Town.

Taylor, who was a key part of Welly’s promotion from the First Division last season, lives in Bridgwater and has opted to sign for his hometown club.

Robins player-manager Dave Pearse said: “We are delighted to have Jack with us to bolster our attacking options.

“He had a great season at Wellington and we hope he can build on that.”

Taylor scored in Bridgwater’s 2-1 defeat at Bradford Town on Saturday.

Western League Premier Division
Hallen 3, Wellington 3

WELLINGTON shared the spoils with Hallen on Saturday after an entertaining clash with the Bristol-based side.

In the absence of the departed Jack Taylor, Ollie Nott came into the team and both sides created chances in the early stages.

The visitors were inches away from taking the lead when, after Ian Bellinger’s free-kick had hit the bar, Jack Bryant did likewise from the rebound.

Joe Chamberlain then came close as Welly searched for an opener, but they were stung by the hosts as Aaron Anglin was left with a free header and put Hallen ahead.

Wellington went into the break 1-0 down, but came out strongly after the interval and equalised when Nott struck with a neat finish.

A rollercoaster second half then saw Tom Collett put the home side 2-1 up only for strikes from Sam Towler and Bellinger to turn the game on its head and leave Wellington 3-2 ahead with seven minutes to play.

Just as they thought they may have done enough to secure a vital victory, however, Anglin equalised in the dying minutes with his second of the game and both teams took a point each.

This weekend, Wellington host bottom of the table Green Longwell Sports.

WELLINGTON Reserves went down 4-1 at home to Lapford in Division 1 of the Devon & Exeter League.

The hosts went ahead through Mitch Woodgate but the visitors hit back to claim all three points, with Tom Hawkings sent off for Wellington.

This weekend, they travel to Bickleigh.

In Division 6, Jamie Cox bagged a hat-trick as Wellington Thirds thumped Seaton Reserves 7-1.

Ashley Bright (2), Tom Davies and Brad Holmans completed the scoring as the hosts climbed to second.

On Saturday, they welcome Upottery Reserves.

Somerset County League Premier Division
Nailsea Utd 3, Staplegrove 0

STAPLEGROVE remain rooted to the bottom of the Somerset County League Premier after suffering their sixth defeat in eight games on Saturday.

Mark Iles, Sam Olsen and Luke Penberthy found the net for hosts Nailsea United, who moved up to sixth as a result of their victory.

This weekend, Grove will be hoping for an upturn in fortunes as they welcome Wells City, who sit 12th going into the weekend’s fixtures.

BISHOPS Lydeard were without a game in the First Division of the Toolstation Western League on Saturday, but are part of the Western League Groundhop weekend this time out.

Their match with Cheddar is on Sunday afternoon and rounds off the busy schedule, which is as follows:

Fri, Oct 6 - Ashton & Backwell v Bishop Sutton (7.45pm)
Sat, Oct 7 - Welton Rovers v Keynham Town (10.45am), Radstock Town v Old Abbotonians (1.30pm), Odd Down v Bitton (4.30pm), Hengrove Athletic v Hallen (7.45pm)
Sun, Oct 8 - Shepton Mallet v Brislingon (11am), Bishops Lydeard v Cheddar (2.15pm)

South West Women’s League Premier Division
Bishops Lydeard Ladies 4, Charlestown Ladies 0

BISHOPS Lydeard Ladies climbed to fourth in the table with a convincing win over their Charlestown counterparts on Sunday.

The hosts took the lead through Emily Syme on 12 minutes and doubled their advantage when Holly Miller fired home on the half hour.

Both players then added a second goal each in the second half as Lydeard sealed an impressive three points.

They are without a game this weekend, and are next in action when they host Keynsham Town Development next Sunday, October 15 (2pm).