Toolstation Western League
Premier Division
Bitton 2, Wellington AFC 0

WELLINGTON suffered their fifth straight defeat, as two goals in the first half secured the win for Bitton on Saturday.

Tim Legg - still searching for his first win as Tangerines boss - was able to recall defenders Neil Last and Tom Stone for this fixture, and they held their own in a scrappy opening to the game.

The first effort on goal came on 16 minutes, and it saw Bitton take the lead - Alex Grimshaw being gifted a free header from a corner.

The visitors soaked up more pressure - Ryan Bath heading over and Josh Egan shooting wide - and almost levelled four minutes before half-time.

Stone met George Sinnott's corner, but his header was tipped over the top by home goalkeeper Sam Burgess.

Having missed that chance, the Tangerines found themselves two down at the break, as Aysa Corrick cut in from the right and beat keeper Tom Welch with a low effort.

Ollie Nott went close after the interval, seeing his curling effort kept out by Burgess, but it was the hosts who continued to create the best chances.

Welch denied Corrick with his legs, then made a fine reaction save from Egan, and Stone made a goal-line clearance.

Luke Boyle and Charlie Dodd had efforts saved at the other end, as Burgess ensured a clean sheet for his side.

Wellington: Tom Welch, Neil Last, Tom Stone, Jake Horsey, Josh Pearson (Josh Champion 81), Charlie Dodd, Harry Hamblin, Ollie Nott, Glen Wright, George Sinnott, Carl Jones (Luke Boyle 69). Sub not used: Jack Bown-Porter.
Attendance: 57

Wellington sit 19th in the table (third from bottom) after a tough run of fixtures which has seen them play three of the top eight in the last fortnight.

Without a game this coming Saturday, they entertain 12th-placed Shepton Mallet on Saturday, December 7 (ko 3pm).

Fellow Western League side Bishops Lydeard had been due to host Lebeq United last Saturday, but that First Division game fell victim to the wet weather.

Lydeard's next scheduled fixture is at home to Portishead Town this coming Saturday, November 30 (3pm).