WELLINGTON AFC’s disability team have completed their first season in the Somerset Ability Counts League by winning the second division.

It was very close right up to the last game, but they finally came through, winning the league by a four-point margin.

Coach Jason Fox said: “The players have been fantastic all year.

“They performed to a very high standard and I’m proud of them all.”

The second string, who competed in Division 3, also did well, finishing fourth.

Their season was made tougher by the team being unable to field the same players at each tournament, due to other commitments.


WELLINGTON AFC’s Toolstation Western League side have returned to pre-season training without two key players who have departed for division rivals Bridgwater Town.

The Robins have signed centre-back Tom Ellis and winger Ian Bellinger, both of whom impressed last season as the Tangerines stayed up in the Western League Premier Division having been promoted as champions in 2016/17.

Midfielder Sam Towler has also departed, for Tiverton Town, but manager Clive Jones has been able to secure two new signings.

Jamie Harkness, a cultured midfielder who completed a two-year scholarship at Exeter City, and centre-back Tom Short, who was at Willand Rovers last season, have both agreed to join the Tangerines.

Wellington train on Tuesdays and Thursdays, ahead of their first pre-season friendly match at Chard Town on Tuesday, July 10.

Their other friendlies are away to Sidmouth Town (July 13), Crediton (July 20), Barnstaple Town (July 24) and Witheridge (July 30).


BISHOPS Lydeard AFC’s first team have returned to pre-season training, the sessions continuing on Mondays and Wednesdays (6.45-8.15pm) at Cothelstone Road.

Their pre-season friendlies are against Ilfracombe Town (July 14, 3pm), Westland Sports (July 20, 7.45pm), Middlezoy Rovers (July 27, 7.15pm) and Honiton Town (August 1, 7.15pm).

As for Bishops Lydeard Ladies, their training resumes on Tuesday, July 3 (7-8.30pm), also at Cothelstone Road, and continues on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

All are welcome to attend; contact Julie Bowker via bimelite16@hotmail.co.uk for more details.

The Lydeard Ladies friendlies are versus Brislington (July 29, 4pm), Poole Town (August 5, 2pm), Buckland (August 12, 2pm) and Feniton (August 19, 2pm).