WELLINGTON AFC have parted company with manager Clive Jones, replacing him with veteran player Tim Legg.

This comes despite the Tangerines beating Odd Down 5-0 on Saturday, with goals from Joe Chamberlain (2), Matt Dawson, Tom Hawkings and Ollie Holman.

But Wellington have lost eight of their 11 league games played so far this season, with Jones often hampered by a lack of available players.

They were also unable to play a home fixture until September 18 this season, due to the Playing Field being used by Wellington Cricket Club (which used the facility until August 31, before the transfer for the football season).

Last midweek saw the Tangerines crash out of the Somerset Premier Cup, losing 5-1 at home to Wells City from the division below.

That match had seen Jones joined in the dugout by former Buckland Athletic boss Richard Pears.

But now experienced defender Legg, who has been involved in the club since youth football, has taken up the gauntlet.

A club statement reads: "Wellington AFC have parted company with manager Clive Jones and he has been replaced by experienced defender Tim Legg.

"Results since the start of the season have obviously been disappointing and we feel a change is needed to address the situation.

"We would like to place on record our sincere thanks to Clive for all his efforts as manager, particularly in leading our return to the Premier Division of the Toolstation Western League.

"Tim Legg first pulled on a Wellington shirt for our Under-11s and knows the club inside out.

"As well as his playing experience, he has coached at various levels for a number of years and we are confident he has all attributes to take our club forward."

Legg's first game in charge will be a Premier Division match at home to Cadbury Heath, this Saturday (ko 3pm).