WELLINGTON AFC sit 15th in the Toolstation Western League Premier Division, ahead of two matches over Easter.

Tomorrow (Good Friday, ko 1pm) they are at home to near-neighbours Bridgwater Town, who sit in sixth place.

Wellington won 2-1 in the reverse fixture at Fairfax Park, but Bridgy gained a measure of revenge with a 5-3 victory in the Les Phillips Cup last month.

Then, on Monday, they are away to 18th-placed Cadbury Heath (ko 3pm).

As for Bishops Lydeard, who lie 14th in the Western League First Division table, they are at home to Chard Town tomorrow (ko 3pm).

It is the second time in quick succession that the teams have met, with the reverse fixture at Chard last Wednesday night ending 2-1 to the home side.

Ryan Brereton gave Lydeard a second-minute lead, but goals from Liam Cleal and Steve Friend turned it around.

On Easter Monday (ko 3pm), Lydeard go to Chippenham Park. 


Somerset Premier Cup semi-final
Paulton Rovers 4, Wellington 1

WELLINGTON’S historic run in the Somerset FA Premier Cup came to an end on Tuesday night, as they lost 4-1 to Southern League side Paulton Rovers in their first ever semi-final.

Tangerines boss Clive Jones was without several players but his side put in a good performance and the final score was harsh on them.

Hosts Paulton dominated the opening period and led just before the half-hour, as ex-Taunton Town striker Omar Simpson nodded the ball over keeper Tom Welch before rolling it in.

After the break, a fine move ended with Joe Guest heading in Josh Morgan-Williams’ perfect cross to make it 2-0.

The returning Ian Bellinger missed a good chance for the away side, side-footing inches wide, but then Liam Monelle scored on the rebound after Welch tipped Morgan-Williams’ shot onto the post.

Wellington were given a lifeline when Charlie Bridges was tripped in the box and Sam Towler netted from the spot with 15 minutes left.

With Paulton having made changes, the Tangerines had a good spell of pressure, but the home side wrapped it up when Morgan-Williams scored a penalty following Tom Hawkings’ foul on Monelle.