Toolstation Western League
Premier Division
Shepton Mallet 2, Wellington AFC 0

WELLINGTON suffered a second successive away defeat on Saturday, as they lost out at fellow mid-table side Shepton Mallet.

The Tangerines created two early chances, Paolo Borges seeing a shot saved and Jack Bown-Porter having one cleared off the line, but the game remained goalless until two minutes before half time, when Shepton's Tyson Pollard played a neat one-two and fired past Mitch Woodgate.

Both sides had their chances after the break, Borges hitting the post, yet the game was effectively wrapped up on 70 minutes, as Francois Allen converted James Billings' cross.

There was no way back from there for the visitors, who are now 13th in the Premier Division table.

Wellington: Mitch Woodgate, Scott Townsend, Joe Chamberlain (Josh Pearson 80), George Painter, Jack Bown-Porter, Glen Wright, Jack Bryant, George Rogers, Connor Pengelly, Ollie Nott (Lewis Pocock 62), Paolo Borges. Sub not used: Tim Legg.

This coming Saturday, Wellington host Odd Down, who are in seventh and five points ahead of them (ko 3pm).


Toolstation Western League
First Division
Bristol Telephones 2, Bishops Lydeard 1

BISHOPS Lydeard remain five points clear of the dropzone after a disappointing defeat away to basement club Bristol Telephones on Saturday.

The two teams looked short on confidence for the first 30 minutes, with passes going astray and little pattern to either side's play.

In the 31st minute, Lydeard gave the ball away in the middle of the pitch and a grateful home side went down the left wing and scored.

Telephones took control at this point and only some desperate defending and an outstanding save by Nathan Whatley in the 37th minute meant that it remained at 1-0 at half time.

The introduction of Zac Ryder up front for the Bishops brought some much-needed passion to their attack.

In the 59th minute Ryder scored an equaliser with a shot from 25 yards into the left-hand corner of the net.

However, hopes of securing a point were dashed in the 79th minute when a break down the centre gave Telephones the winner.

Lydeard entertain fellow strugglers Radstock Town on Saturday (ko 3pm).


STAPLEGROVE also had a bad day at the office, hammered 9-0 at home by Somerton Town in Division 1 of the Uhlsport Somerset County League.

Matthew Pounde saw red for Grove, as Somerton's Rhys Dyer gorged on their defence, ending the day with five goals.

Jamie Brown (2), Jack Sargent and Jake Grant added to the pain for Grove, who go to Nailsea & Tickenham Reserves this Saturday (ko 2pm).

Minehead AFC, by contrast, are going well – they moved up to fourth in Division 1 after seeing off third-placed Saltford 2-1.

George Sinnott scored both for the Blues, who entertain fifth-placed Yatton & Cleeve United on Saturday (ko 2pm).

And in the Premier Division, Watchet Town notched up their fourth consecutive clean sheet as they held reigning champions Chilcompton Sports to a 0-0 draw.

Watchet, who sit in fifth place, visit eighth-placed Ilminster Town this coming Saturday (ko 2pm).