Toolstation Western League
Premier Division
Wellington AFC 1, Odd Down 3

WELLINGTON suffered a third straight defeat on Saturday, at home to Bath-based side Odd Down.

The North Street pitch passed an inspection in the morning, but in blustery conditions it was the visitors who took an early lead, Kye Mountford heading in from a 12th-minute corner.

There was drama at both ends 10 minutes after that, as the Tangerines had a penalty appeal waved away, and an Odd Down counter-attack ended with Tom Hawkings conceding a spot-kick.

The penalty hit the post, however, to keep the hosts in the game.

Hawkings then saw a shot saved, before Josh Morgan-Williams crashed a shot against the underside of the Wellington crossbar, as the score remained 1-0 at half time.

George Rogers came close to an equaliser, his free-kick being parried out and cleared, but it was 2-0 on 55 minutes as a defensive slip-up allowed Ash McGrane to fire in.

But Wellington were back in it within five minutes, Conor Bryant having a shot saved but following up to thump in the rebound.

Yet the hosts could not force the issue, and Odd Down restored their two-goal advantage with 15 minutes left, Jaiden Savery forcing the ball in after two good saves from home goalkeeper Josh Mclean.

The 3-1 defeat leaves Wellington 14th in the standings – just four points clear of third-bottom Roman Glass St George, but also only four points shy of the top half of the table.

This coming Saturday they are away to 17th-placed Brislington (ko 3pm).


BISHOPS Lydeard were left without a Toolstation Western League fixture last weekend, as their scheduled match at home to Radstock Town fell foul of the rain.

Lydeard, who sit 15th in the First Division standings, are due to travel to fourth-placed Calne Town this coming Saturday (ko 3pm).

In the Somerset County League, Staplegrove also had the Saturday off, their fixture away to Nailsea & Tickenham Reserves being postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

Grove are currently 13th in Division 1 of the Uhlsport Somerset County League, and this Saturday sees them make the trip to take on Saltford, who are in second spot (ko 2pm).

Watchet Town's Premier Division fixture, away to Ilminster Town, fell foul of the weather, too.

They are set to host Middlezoy Rovers this Saturday.

Minehead AFC did have a game, and their 3-0 win at home Yatton & Cleeve United – courtesy of goals from Guy Burns (2) and Mike Graddon – leaves them well poised in Division 1.

They sit third, four points off the top with two games in hand, and this Saturday they travel to 10th-placed Mendip Broadwalk.