Toolstation Western League
Premier Division
Wellington AFC 0, Brislington 2

WELLINGTON remain 11th in the Premier Division table, three points off the top half, despite a 2-0 home defeat to lowly Brislington on Saturday.

The visitors belied their 17th position with two second-half goals, from Jason Llama and Michael Rimmer, earning them all three points at North Street.

The Tangerines almost made a quick-fire start, Tom Hawkings heading just wide from Lewis Tasker’s corner inside a minute, but Brislington began to gain the upper hand, Mason Dagger’s volley forcing a good save from Mitch Woodgate – who was standing in for regular goalkeeper Josh Mclean.

The hosts’ cause was not helped by the need to make two substitutions in the opening half-hour, Sam Bryant and Tom Hawkings both departing due to injury and requiring some positional reshuffling.

Tasker’s deflected free-kick was saved by Liam May as the teams went in goalless at half-time.

After the break, the ever-dangerous Dagger saw an effort deflected wide, and from the corner Llama bundled the ball over the line to put the visitors ahead.

Youngster Joe Wylie came on for his first team debut and Conor Bryant’s header – from Josh Wadham’s fine cross – was well saved by May late on, but an equaliser was not forthcoming.

Rimmer wrapped it up with just a couple of minutes remaining, blasting a free-kick past Woodgate from the edge of the box.

Wellington: Mitch Woodgate, Sam Bryant (c) (Lewis Pocock 13), Lewis Tasker, Tim Legg, Tom Hawkings (Paolo Borges 34), Glen Wright, Jack Bryant (Joe Wylie), Scott Drayton, Conor Bryant, Josh Wadham, Sam Jones.

The Tangerines will hope for better fortune this coming Saturday, when they host 15th-placed Cadbury Heath (ko 3pm).

Wellington won the reverse fixture 4-1 in October.


Toolstation Western League
First Division
Bishops Lydeard 0, Keynsham Town 1

IT seems the Bishops save their best performances for the top-placed teams in the league, as they gave second-placed Keynsham a good run for their money on Saturday.

The first half was closely-fought but produced few shots on target.

In the 11th and 22nd minutes, good shots from Keynsham’s Tom Knighton were kept out by home keeper Nathan Whatley.

The game was held up at half time as one of the assistant referees sustained an injury, and was replaced by home chairman Gary Brown.

The second half produced a much more open game which at times became quite physical, resulting in cautions for players from both sides.

In the 47th minute Lydeard’s Ben Hebditch had a good view of goal but sliced his shot wide of the post.

A minute later Hebditch put Douglas Camilo through but his shot was just over the bar.

There were plenty of chances for both sides as the half progressed but it was the visitors who finally found the net with a powerful shot by Craig Wilson in the 78th minute.

The game came to an unfortunate conclusion as Keynsham’s Jake Miller sustained a serious injury which required an ambulance.

Everyone at Lydeard wishes him a speedy recovery.

The Bishops will hope for the same level of commitment and passion as they travel to Chippenham Park this coming Sunday (ko 2pm).