Toolstation Western League
Premier Division
Wellington 1, Bridgwater Town 1

A JAKE Llewellyn penalty six minutes from time salvaged a point for high-flying Bridgwater Town against a battling Wellington team in a competitive Boxing Day derby.

Bridgwater's starting XI included six former Wellington players but it was the Tangerines who took the lead on 16 minutes when Joe Chamberlain surged forward and picked out the bottom corner.

Llewellyn and Sam Towler saw long-range efforts fly wide as Town sought a response, though the visitors were disrupted by first-half injuries to Mark Armstrong and Tom Ellis and went in a goal down at the break.

Wellington lost their goalscorer Chamberlain to injury at half-time and two former Tangerines combined for a good chance early in the second period as Ian Bellinger's cross found Jack Taylor, but the frontman sent his header wide.

Bellinger then saw a shot saved before Jake Viney was called into action, pulling off a fine save from Glen Wright's efort to keep the Robins in the game.

The key moment came on 84 minutes as the referee pointed to the spot following a fould by Kai Fisher on Jake Brown - Llewllyn did the necessary from 12 yards to level the match.

Taylor nearly broke the hearts of his old side in injury time but fired into the side netting as the derby ended all square in front of a crowd of 135.

Wellington sit 14th, with Bridgwater in third - four points behind leaders Willand Rovers having played three games more than the Devon side.

On Saturday, Wellington travel to Bitton with the Robins on the road to Bradford Town.

Wellington: Josh Mclean, Sam Bryant (Sam Townsend 57), Jack Porter, Tim Legg, Kai Fisher, Glen Wright, George Rogers (Sam Jones 86), Ben Newman, Conor Bryant, Josh Wadham, Joe Chamberlain (Ollie Nott 45)

Bridgwater Town: Jake Viney, Charlie White, Kurt Robinson (c), Mark Armstrong (Jake Brown 22), Lee Begg, Tom Ellis (Josh White 36), Ian Bellinger, Sam Towler (Patrick O'Halloran 73), Jack Taylor, Harry Horton, Jake Llewellyn