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Wellington U13's End of Season Review

Wanderers and Wolves finished mid table of Division 1 of the Taunton Youth League, a successful season keeping both teams in the top division.

Wanderers Playing 14 games, Won 4, Drawn 1, Lost 9=13 points

Wolves Played 14 games, Won 4, Drawn 2, Lost 8=14 points

And this will Mark the end of an era for Wanderers and Wolves who have had two even teams since the age of eight, from Mini Soccer through to Youth football, where Wanderers earned promotion, a fair play award and Cup Runners Up and Wolves earned a well deserved Division 2 Champions in the last 3 seasons. And now we move forward with 3 seasons of the Youth football to go as an A and B team and hope to do well in both leagues.

Coaches Steve Smith and Kevin Forrest feel very proud  of the way all the players have developed and played in a fair and good spirit in all games and have grown to a squad of 38 players. They  have also shown a lot of Maturity  with our decision to go to an A and B team and you are all a credit to your Parents and Wellington Football Club.

WELL DONE BOYS, SO PROUD OF YOU ALL.  

Wellington U13's 25th Feb 2017

Wembdon 2 Wanderers 9

Wanderers faced Wembdon in their last game of the season in the Taunton Youth League U13's. Wembdon who had been struggling to fill a full team all season, and it was no different today only having 10 players as they did in our first encounter, which Wanderers won 9-0. The game was played on a small 3G pitch which would suit the home team as this would be Wanderers first game on this surface but should have no excuse for not playing good passing football. Wanderers started very well with excellent passing  which they have showed over the past few weeks and created chance after chance and this continued for the whole of the first half with Wembdon only having two long range shots on the Wanderers goal, and it was very hard to understand  how the score was only 2-1 to Wanderers at half time with goals coming from Nesta Whiteway-Scott and Cameron Atkinson.

Second half after a team talk about not worrying about Wembdon's bad attitude, tackling and moaning to the ref and more on composure, concentration on their own game. Wanderers controlled the game as they did in the first half and from the first attack Jack Luxon scored to show the strikers how it should be done and moments  later Marley Schofield  crossed the ball for an easy tap in for Henry Ong. Was this the pattern of things to come? Yes and No, Wanderers continued great possession football but poor decision making, final ball, shooting and excellent goalkeeping from the Wembdon keeper keeping the score much lower than it should have been with goals only coming from Cameron Atkinson 2 more, Noah Brown, Another for Nesta and Harry Goss getting his first ever goal. And with Wanderers pressing so far up the pitch did leave gaps at the back which Wembdon did counter a few times on the Wanderers goal but good defending from Jack Luxon, Jack Eadie,  Jago Penberthy and Lewis Bullock in the Wanderers goal kept Wembdon to only 1 second half goal to Wanderers 7. Final Score 9-2

Man of the Match Award to Jago Penberthy  for his normal great tackling , interceptions and much improved passing.


          

Wellington U13's 18th Feb 2017

Wanderers 2  Staplegrove 4


Wanderers faced Staplegrove who are joint top of the table and desperate for the win to keep in the challenge to win the league with only a couple of games to go. Wanderers had other ideas and from the kick off played the better football with only the final pass stopping them from getting through the Staplegrove defence. After 17 minutes of good play from the Wanderers it was Staplegrove who took the lead with poor positioning letting Staplegrove in on goal to finish well and this was the only difference in the two teams. Staplegrove went in at half time 2-0 up.

Second half the game became more of a battle all over the pitch with Wanderers giving as good as they got and both teams creating chances. Staplegrove added a third but moments later Wanderers were given a freee kick on the edge of the box which Tom Morgan fired into the roof of the net 3-1 and within another 7 minutes Wanderers were awarded a penalty when Marley Scofield was pushed in the box and scored from the spot but Staplegrove scored again to stop any idea of a come back for Wanderers. Final Score 4-2.

Man of the Match awards to Flynn Smith and Noah Brown who controlled the game in the centre of midfield  with great tackling and passing.



Wellington U13's 28th Jan 2017

Tone Youth 4     Wanderers 1

Wellington  Wanderers faced league leaders Tone Youth in the Taunton Youth League U13's. Wanderers having only 10 regular players and had to sign on two New players before kick off, so with this in mind Wanderers set up defensively  hoping to catch Tone Youth on the break now and again. Despite being under pressure for much of the first half, Wanderers defended very well and tried to pass the ball when in possession  which lead to several attacks on the Tone Youth goal but gave away two goals from corners in the first half.

Second half was much like the first to start with but as the game went on Wanderers started getting more possession and played the better football with only Tone Youth's physical presence stopping Wanderers making more from  this. Tone Youth added two more goals to Wanderer's one, which was scored by Henry Ong in his first ever game. Final Score 4-1.

All the Wanderers players putting in a great performance with Man of the Match awards to Jack Eadie in defence and Lewis Bullock with some fine saves in the Wanderers goal. Also a mention for James Birch in his first game Well done.



Wellington U13's 14th Jan 2017

Wanderers 1  Isle of Wedmore 8

Wanderers were looking to put in a fine performance after dominating their last Match against Wolves, but Isle of Wedmore had other ideas and for a side who have only lost one game so far this season it was not going to be easy. Wanderers found it hard going right from the start and did not help themselves by not hold the positions they had been given, poor passing, jumping into tackles and ball watching. After going 2 goals down   Wanderers broke out quickly and past to Marley Schofield to score from a tight angle. The come back was short lived and at half time Wanderers were 5-1 down.

Second half Wanderers showed a bit more determination but was very frustrating to watch how two games in two weeks can be so different with this weeks performance showing a lack of concentration, strength, determination and team work with players having ago at each other. The only high light was Jack Eadie in defence who threw himself at everything to try and stop the opposition which earned him the Man of the Match award.  


     

Wellington U13's 7th Jan 2017

Wolves 2    Wanderers 2

Wanderers faced stable mate for the second time in the Taunton Youth league, the first encounter under lights was a thrilling Match which Wolves came away with a 5-0 victory, which did not reflect Wanderers dominance for the first 20 minutes even with missing 4 key players. Wanderers did not take the chances they had created in that game and had to chase the game in the second half and the score went up. 

Wanderers had a full squad for the first game after the Christmas break and Wolves were only missing one player from a full strength squad which made for a thrilling prospect after the first encounter.

Wanderers were asked not to press the Wolves back four until the first pass had been played, every player did what they were asked and the tactics worked, the Wolves team found it very hard to find a pass out without hitting a long ball and Wanderers regained possession. Once in possession Wanderers played with controlled 1 and 2 touch passing which the Wolves team could not cope with and dominated the first half, but with only creating several chances mostly going straight into the arms of the Wolves keeper.Wanderers took a deserved lead after 16 minutes from a corner which dropped to the feet of Flynn Smith who laid it back to Reece Vowles for his first touch after coming on from the subs bench to curl the ball past Jack Wood in the Wolves goal.

Wanderers Knew Wolves were quick on the counter attack and would create chances, this was limited with Wanderers holding good shape but one chance came after 30 minutes and Callum Chivers found the bottom corner to make it 1-1 half time and Wanderers were disappointed after dominating the first halves play.

Second half Wanderers continued as they had done in the first half dominating the play, but with chances missed and as the game went on and Wanderers desperate to find a goal they pushed forward to much at times which gave Wolves more opportunities to counter and Alfie Lane had to make two great saves,  a great tackle from Jack Eadie and the post saved the Wanderers. A draw looked on the cards but with only minutes to go a miss control and fumble in the Wolves box gave Marley Schofied the chance to poke the ball in and Wanderers thought they had got the points they deserved but with only 1 minutes to go which seemed to last forever a missed time tackle lead to a penalty for the Wolves , Alfie Hill stepped  up for the Wolves but again for the second time in the last two games Alfie Lane in the Wanderers goal pulled off a great save only for the ball to rebound back to the striker to slot home 2-2 final score.

With all the Wanderers Players deserving Man of the Match awards for a great team effort.

Sometimes the game is hard to take when you don't get what you deserve.

On a positive note the hard work we have been putting in at training is paying off and Coaches and parents were very proud after this wonderful performance.

This was a great advertisement for Wellington AFC with both teams showing great admiration for each other after the game.   








  • Wellington Wolves 2 v Wellington Wanderers 2

    For the first game of 2017, the Wellington Wolves hosted the Wellington Wanderers. Both teams sit mid table in the Tony Pryce Taunton Youth League, with the Wolves just pipping the Wanderers on points for now. Their first encounter earlier in the season saw the Wolves come away as 5-0 victors. However, the Wanderers felt that the score didnít reflect the game and came to the return match with a point to prove.

    For much of the first half the Wolves struggled to get into the game. It looked as though despite some excellent pre-Christmas performances, they had enjoyed the break a little too much, and seemed to be slower and less hungry to play than the Wanderers who on the other hand were well-motivated, and with a full complement of star players looking to take the Wolves apart from the first whistle. Indeed, the Wanderers, scored early and dominated all of the first half. Yet, despite having many chances to score they failed to kill off the Wolves.

    The Wolves always looked dangerous on the break and Callum Chivers eventually scored on their first opportunity in front of goal to equalise the score. Nevertheless, it was the Wanderers who looked like the better team. The Wolves were struggling to complete passes, and were constantly giving the ball away. It was a relief when the half time whistle blew.

    The second half saw a change in shape, and tactics for the Wolves, which in part seemed to slow the flow of Wandererís play, and turned the game into a highly competitive derby. Both teams could have sown the game up, with Wolves coming closest by hitting the post. Wanderers continued to attack, with the Wolves counter attacking when the Wanderers efforts broke down. This was very entertaining and nerve racking to watch. Eventually Wandererís scored as very soft goal after a Wolves goalkeeping and defensive mix up. The game looked to have escaped the Wolves, however, one of the Wolves great strengths is the fact that they never ever give up. It was this that led George Butterfield to take the ball into the Wanderers box with only minutes left on the clock. A poorly timed tackle led to a Wolves penalty.

    The Wolves star striker Alfie Hill faced the Wanderers ace keeper Alfie Lane . Hill smashed the ball straight at the roof of the net, Lane got a hand to it, the ball bounced out, Hill reacted first and slotted the ball into the net, 2-2.

    The following minutes were nerve jangling, Wanderers pressed hard, however, their discipline began to slip as they began getting caught offside every time they went forward. The final whistle eventually blew, leaving the Wanderers upset at the lack of victory and the Wolves very happy at the game of a single point from the draw.

    This was a very entertaining and competitive match, which showed that skill and game play can often be matched with grit and determination, and suggests that the future of football in Wellington is bright.

    Wolves man of the match Daniel Thorne for excellent timing in tackles and determined effort throughout the match.

    Mentioned in dispatches. Callum Chivers for constatly giving the Wanderers something to think about, and Izaak Letten for a sterling performance whilst carrying an injury.







  • 17th Dec 2016 Wellington U13's

    Wanderers 1 Tone Youth Hornets 8


    Wanderers played good passing football all the way through the Match, but gave away a sloppy goal after 10 minutes after Alfie Lane had made a fine save but could not hold on to the loose ball after several attempts and then an unfortunate own goal 4 minutes later by Nesta Whiteway-scott from a cross which  deflected goalwards and Alfie could not stop from going in. Wanderers heads dropped but despite this Wanderers continued to play good football going forward and created a couple of great chances but in this sort of game these chances must be taken to holt a side like Tone Youth. 5-0 half time. Second Half Wanderers Parents and supporters encouraged  their players to have a bit more determination and again when in possession played excellent football, their down fall was when not in possession,they did not mark the opposition, they jumped into tackles ,they turned their back on the ball and ball watched  as Tone Youth played around them and this was no-more evident when Tone Youth where awarded a soft penalty for hand ball, Alfie Lane pulled off an amazing save but not 1 Wanderer players moved from the edge of the box to help him recover and stop 1 of 3 Tone Youth players from scoring the rebound. Wanderers did battle more in that second half and were also awarded a soft handball penalty which Tom Morgan scored. Final Score 8-1 Man of the Match awards to Alfie Lane and the Wanderers Supporters for Great saves and encouragement.



    3rd Dec 2016 Wellington U13's

    Galmington 3  Wanderers 4

    Wanderers faced Galmington who were seated bottom of Div 1 of the U13's Taunton Youth League, but had been improving of late and put in a strong performance only going down 2-1 to Wanderers stable mates Wolves.

    Wanderers started well and looked the stronger creating several good chances but could not finish and would let Galmington in to score after 20 minutes. Wanderers didn't let their heads drop and always looked likely to score with the chances they were creating and a great run from Jake Butterworth down the right and cross was met and finished well by Nesta Whiteway-Scott 1-1 Half Time.

    Wanderers started the second half as they had started the first but the difference was in the Galmington team who had much more determination and this was helped by Wanderers giving the ball away far to easily. Galmington went 2-1 up and Wanderers responded minutes later when the ball was crossed in and Marley Schofield hammered it into the roof of the net. Within  5 minutes Wanderers were behind again. Things were not looking so good when an unfair strong challenge by Jack Eadie gave Galmington a free kick from 25 yards which was struck very well and looked in all the way until Lewis Bullock in the Wanderers goal dived full stretch and with finger tips pushed the ball onto the post and it was cleared to safety. From this point on and with only 5 minutes remaining Wanderers started playing their best football. Cameron Atkinson scored to make it 3-3 ,now with the bit between their teeth Wanderers were determine to get the win and when Nesta was put through they thought it was over but as he struck the ball it popped up and his shot went over the bar and all thought that would be the last chance but with only 1 minute of time left Cameron Atkinson struck again to give Wanderers the Win which they deserved for their sheer determination and not giving up, also give a mention to Galmington for giving Wanderers  a good hard game.

    Man of the Match award to Jack Eadie who showed great determination and seemed to be everywhere at the back.   

    Rhode Lane Wanderers 7 v Wellington Wolves 1

    This was the first encounter for the Wolves with Rhode Lane this season. The Bridgwater club currently sits second in the league with the Wolves in fifth.
    This was a league cup tie, so it can be seen as a standard setter for the league games yet to come. Nevertheless, it has to be said that despite the core line, Rhode Lane were not six goals better than the Wolves, and that the score line flatters the Bridgwater side .

    The Wolves took the game to Rhode Lane for much of the first half by playing some nice football through the defence, into the midfield, keeping the ball moving, exploring opportunities and attacking goal. The Rhode Lane attack was not providing the Wolves with too much to be worried about. However, by the 30 minute point little mistakes began to appear in the Wolves game, the passing became less accurate, and first touchís began degrade. This was quickly capitalised on by Rhode Lane who stole the ball from a hesitant Wolves defence on the edge of the box to slot the ball into the net for a late first half goal. This was swiftly followed by another goal from a corner, which meant that the Wolves went in two goals down, but certainly not out of the game.

    The second half saw the Wolves come out with a series of changes which included debutant goalkeeper Will Lacey. However, it was clear that the half time break had not helped the Wolves, who continued to struggle with the first touch. In addition, their attack was struggling to break the Rhode Lane defence, as all the through balls were being easily cut out. Possession was being lost as a result, which ultimately led to run of goals, from a Rhode Lane team who were now beginning to smell victory.
    The Wolves changed their tactics in attack by letting lose their flying winger Callum Chivers which made some difference, and gave Rhode Lane some defensive problems, and ultimately led to Lewis Leslie smashing in the Wolves only goal of the match.

    The game ended with Rhode Lane six goals in front of Wellington Wolves, however the actual score line does not reflect the game. For almost two thirds of the match Wolves were as good as their opposition. However as in the Tone Youth match, it was the Wolves poor first touch, and lack of control when the ball is it is at their feet that let them down. The boys should take encouragement from the fact that they gave the leagueís second place team a good game for the most part.

    This weekís man of the match Lewis Leslie, for strength in attack, and dogged determination which led to the goal. Well done Lewis.

         

    26th Nov 2016 Wellington U13's

    Wellington Wolves 13 v Wembdon Youth 1

    Wembdon Youth travelled to Wellington for the second time in two weeks in Tony Pryce Taunton Youth League Under 13ís division 1. Having been beaten by eight goals to nil by the Wellington Wanderers last week, this week Wembdon faced a Wellington Wolves team which has been so far, putting in mixed performances throughout the season. Therefore, it one could be forgiven for thinking that Wembdon stood a chance of taking points from the match.

    However, that would be to forget that having only just been beaten last week by their nemesis, Tony Youth Hornets the Wolves were really up for this match. From the kick off, the Wolves stuck to their new formation which had proved so effective in the second half of the Hornets game, and were immediately effective in their passing and tackling, taking the game to the Bridgwater side. In all areas of the pitch the Wolves dominated the game.

    The defensive trio of Oakley Scribbens, Daniel Thorne and Adam Hill, protected by the central defensive midfielder Izaak Letten dealt effectively with all that Wemdon could muster in attack. In the centre of midfield, Charlie Weston and Cameron Forrest were winning balls and splitting the Wembdon defence with ease, providing through balls for the Wolves speedster wingers Callum Chivers and George Butterfield to run onto. This proved to be a very successful pairing and led to a number of goals throughout the match for Chivers, Butterfield and the striker Alfie Hill, with Lewis Leslie coming very close to putting the ball in the net several times.

    However, this doesnít mean that it was all one way. Midway through the first half, Wembdon showed their metal with some strong central midfield play, and managed to score what turned out to be their only goal of the match. There were occasions where the Wolves concentration began to slack and Wemdon did their best to put the ball in the net, and would have succeeded on at least three occasions had it not been for some excellent goalkeeping from Jack Wood.

    The second half saw the strike force of Alfie Hill and Lewis Leslie replaced by Liam Milton and Sam Garnett. Garnet immediately began to set about business and came close on a number of occasions before finally slotting a goal into the net. This was followed by some determined work by Liam Milton who was rewarded by a goal midway through the second half.

    Like many other teams this season, Wembdon could not deal with the speed and tenacity of Chivers, and took to less legal methods of stopping him. Ultimately this led to two penalties for the Wolves. The second of which saw the Wolves normal penalty taker Alfie Hill, step aside to allow Chivers to score his hatrick for the day.

    In the end it was an easy win for the Wolves with four goals apiece going to Hill and Chivers, two to Butterfield, and one each to Forrest, Milton and Garnett.

    There were many great performances during this game from the Wolves, for example:

    Oakley Scribbens who played the best I have seen him play so far.
    Iazaak Letten for another sterling performance and cool head
    Callum Chivers for dogged determination and resilience despite being kicked about a lot.

    However, the man of the match award this week goes to Charlie Weston, who was playing in an unfamiliar position, but rose to the occasion and was instrumental in defence and attack through secure tackling, and accurate ball distribution. Well done Charlie.

    19th Nov 2016 Wellington U13's

    Wanderers 8 Wembdon 0

    Wanderers faced Wembdon who have been struggling to raise a full team all season and were sitting at the bottom of the league with Galmington. Wanderers needed a result to give them some confidence going forward into the rest of the season and with Wembdon only having 9 players from the start this seemed a great opportunity . Wanderers kicked off and played the ball round well. Wembdon added another player after a couple of minutes but would only have 10 players for the rest of the game, but despite this did not make things easy for Wanderers and battled well and passed the ball around  when in possession. After 5 minutes Cameron Atkinson was put through and brought down in the box and the ref awarded a penalty which Tom Morgan confidently scored . As the game went on Wanderers looked very much in control and put lots of good passing moves together and started to create lots of great chances and added  a well struck goal from Marley Schofield after 10 minutes. The chances kept coming and Wanderers  added 3 more well taken goals from Monty Baylis for a hat trick before half time, 5-0.

    Second half , Wanderers had control of the game with the back 3 of Jack Luxon , Jack Eadie and Jago Penberthy not letting any of the Wembdon players getting through to have a shot at the Wanderers goal as they had done for the whole of the first half. Wanderers did start to loose their positions a bit and again lots of ball watching did make it easy at times for Wembdon to clear their lines and find their own players, which Wanderers need to work on in training. Despite this and looking solid at the back Wanderers did added 3 more second half goals, an excellent strike from Cameron Atkinson, a well worked goal involving a through ball by Flynn Smith, crossed by Cameron and finished with a tap in for Jake Butterworth and finally an excellent controlled trap, turn inside a Wembdon player and a curled shot off the post and in by Flynn Smith to cap off a great team performance.

    Man of the Match award to Cameron Atkinson who put in lots of great crosses during the whole game and also was rewarded for his hard work with an excellent goal.  


    Tone Youth Hornets 5 v Wellington Wolves 3

    Today we travelled to Creech St Michael to play Tone Youth Hornets. The Hornets have been very strong for the past 3 or 4 seasons, however this season have been struggling with abstractions to the Junior Premier League. The JPL match was postponed today which meant that the Wolves faced a full strength Hornets team.

    The match started with the Hornets playing some good passing football. The Wolves seemed to be all at sea until a lovely ball from Izaak Letten to Jakarta Allen-Skinner sent the hot shot striker flying down the right wing, cutting in an scoring a cracking goal against the run of play. Nevertheless, this was to be the Wolves only real attacking play of the first half.

    The Wolves formation of 4-1-3-2 seemed not to be working against a giant Hornets team who were putting in physical challenges. This led to a number of missed tackles and timid interventions which allowed the Hornets to dominate the game and the players and ultimately led to two of the Hornets three first half goals.

    A half time swap around saw, Sam Garnet make way for Alfie Hill up front, Charlie Weston moved in as a holding centre midfield player with George Butterfield given a wandering role in the middle of the park. Oakley Scribbens came on to join Daniel Thorne and Adam Hill making the defence as back three rather than a four. The changes had an immediate effect. Letten revelled in the extra support being given by Weston. Butterfield began to enjoy his roving role, and together with flying winger Callum Chivers, the attack began to cause the Hornets some problems at the back. Hill scored a good goal to bring the game back to 3-2. However a dubious penalty awarded to Hornets brought the gap up to two.

    Chivers continued his work down the left and earned the Wolves a penalty, which Hill easily slotted into the net. Score was now 4-3 in favour of the Hornets who were now rocking at the way the Wolves had fought their way back into the game. Nevertheless the quality of first touch from the Hornets meant that they were always able to make a planned pass, and every time the Wolves went forward, the Hornets looked dangerous on the counter attack. Jack the cat Wood in goal was as busy as he always is, and as usual made some fantastic saves, however there was nothing he could have done about the final goal. Hornets came away with the ball from an unforced Wolves defensive error and punished the Wolves efforts with an excellent finish.

    This was the last kick of the match, which seemed to be a bit unfair on the amount of effort the Wolves had put in.
    Thanks

    Steve

    12th Nov 2016 Wellington U13's

    Rhode Lane 6 Wanderers 1

    This weeks match report is a bit different and will not be put in the paper as it is more of a personal note on the things we do well and the things we need to improve on. 

    Starting at the back:- Lewis Bullock, distribution was very good and was much better at coming off his line in the second half and made a great double save. Needs to be more vocal which will help the team make better decisions

    Jack Luxon reads the game very well and is always in good position. Needs to get out a bit quicker and play the ball out from the back with more confidence

    Jack Eadie, great covering and tackling.Needed to play the ball out quicker and simpler.   

    Jago Penberthy, great anticipation and tackling. Needs to look up more and let the ball go across his body and play out better when in possession.

    Reece Vowles , great at being an option and always wants the ball and always plays it well when he keeps it simple. Needs to improve his closing down, sometimes better to hold, 1st tackle is always good but then hold back, cover and make the opposition go back at the second challenge.

    Ben Wardell, Keeps good shape on the pitch and picks up a lot of possession. Needs to make better use of the ball in possession.

    Tom Morgan, Always makes himself available and has good control of the ball. Needs to keep his position in the centre more not follow the ball as much because this gets himself in other players way and closes down the space on the pitch.

    Monty Baylis, Has good control of the ball. Needs to be stronger in possession.

    Cameron Atkinson and Marley Schofield have good control when running with the ball at their feet when taking on players and they strike the ball very well. Need to be more of an option, sometimes come short for the ball and lay it off to bring other players into the game and sometimes go long, not always go long. Also never give up when tackling back, not until you have won the ball or it has been past by the opposition.

    Sam Mullen, Passed the ball around well in the first half. Needs to learn to let the ball come across his body so he can play forward better and quicker, if caught in possession protect the ball better or kick it off to safety.


    How many players does it take to win the ball back? answer:- All of you.

    We are all ball watching, What do I mean by ball watching? Answer:-When we loose possession of the ball we have two jobs 1st make sure we are marking a player this does not mean you have to be standing right next to them but you have to be close enough to be able to make a challenge if the ball comes that way, 2nd see where the ball is going.

    We are leaving to many players unmark making it easy for them to play out.


    Hope this helps and something we can work on in training.

    Hope to see you all on Wednesday


    Thanks

    Steve

    5th Nov 2016 Wellington U13's

    Isle of Wedmore 2 Wellington Wanderers 0


    Wanderers travelled to Wedmore to face Isle of Wedmore who were sitting second place in the table and after Wanderers very poor last performance, were looking to improve. Wanderers did not improve their play with lots of panic, slow to challenge any 50/50 balls and kicking the ball anywhere which was mostly back to Wedmore, putting themselves back under pressure and made it very difficult to get out of their own half. Wanderers did at times puts some passes together but could not find that final pass to create a shot at the Wedmore goal. At the other end Wanderers managed to keep Wedmore from scoring until about the 20th minute when Wedmore scored a very scrappy goal which was nearly cleared about 4 times. Wedmore added a second  goal just before half time from long range which should have been closed down earlier to stop the goal.

    Second half, Wanderers improved and challenged a lot more for the 50/50 balls and saw a lot more possession but good defending for Wedmore stopped Wanderers from getting many shots on goal and in turn Wanderers stopped Wedmore from adding any more goals, final score 2-0.

    Man of the Match award to Jago Penberthy for lots of effort and determination.


    Wellington Wolves 2 v Galmington Dragons 1

    The Wolves hosted bottom the table Galmington Dragons this weekend. Wolves should have been confident of a result as the Dragons season hasnít been going well so far with high scoring defeats by all including the Wanderers this year. However the warning signs that the Dragons have awoken have beginning appear of late. For example the Wanderers beat them 9-0, however last weekend Tone Youth could only manage 6-0. Therefore I knew it wasnít going to be an easy game for us.

    From the outset it was clear that the Wolves had been working on their team play and passing, as there were some lovely neat passing sequences between the defence and the midfield which ultimately led to some strong attacks down both wings. However, Galmington dug in, and showed their fighting spirit with some very strong challenges, and a desire to get to the ball first. This seemed to unsettle the Wolves, who were getting knocked off the ball far too easily. In addition, in some quarters it seemed that the Wolves were happy to let Galmington get to the ball first. Consequently Galmington started to come back into the game, and had it not been for some excellent goalkeeping by Jack Wood the visitors could easily have found themselves a couple of goals up.

    As it was, the Wolves showed patches of excellent skill and hard work. First half credits must go to Callum Chivers and Lewis Leslie for the energy the spent in attack and defence on both wings, Jack Wood for keeping the ball out of the net and great distribution of the ball, and the Izaak Letten for a storming defensive centre midfield performance. Others mentioned in first half dispatches were Charlie Weston who was very calm and strong under pressure, Dan Thorne, and Shae Connor Wells for great organisation and defensive techniques.

    All of this effort led to first half goals for Alfie Hill and Callum Chivers and a half time score of 2 to the good for the Wolves.

    The second half saw some changes in the team, on came Ben Cooper in the centre of midfieldand Oakley Scribbens at right back, off went Sam Garnett and Charlie Weston. Lewis Leslie moved to join Alfie Hill up front and George Butterfield moved from the centre midfield battlefield out to the right wing. However it was clear straight form the kick off that Ben Cooper was struggling with the task of dealing with an aggressive Galmington Midfield. So after about 15 minutes a tweak was made, off cam Lewis Leslie, Cooper moved to join Hill in up front and back on came Charlie Weston in the centre of midfield.

    This made all the difference Ben Cooper seemed to relish the challenge up front, Charlie Weston held his own on the centre of midfield, Izaak Letten was playing out of his skin, and with some great combination and calm play from the full backs of Adam Hill and Oakley Scribbens the Wolves dug in the hold their lead.

    This was probably the wrong move as Galmington kept the pressure on, which caused panic to seep in, and eventually led to a goal for the visitors.
    However this was too late to make any difference to the result and the Wolves walked away the deserving victors.

    Man of the match goes to Izaak Letten who has shown great improvement over the past three of four games, and is settling into his role nicely. 


    22nd Oct 2016 Wellington U13 Cup

    Wellington Wanderers 2  V Staplegrove 8

    Wanderers faced Top of the Table Staplegrove in the first round of the Taunton Youth League cup and knew they would have to put in a good performance. Straight from the kick off Wanderers didn't look like they wanted to be there and were second to every 50/50 and loose ball, their passing was very poor and struggled to play forward which made it easy for Staplegrove to get hold of the ball, pass forward to their frontline who in turn linked well with their midfield to play through the Wanderers defence to create some good chances. Lewis Bullock in the Wanderers goal made some fine saves but eventually Staplegrove took the lead in the 20th minute with a shot from outside the box. This was the pattern for most of the first half with most of the Wanderers players giving possession away much too easily with the exception of Flynn Smith who got the ball under control well and linked with his own team ,but possession was soon lost and Staplegrove capitalised on this and added 2 more goals. Wanderers managed to get a goal back from a well struck free kick from Flynn Smith which was to strong for the  Staplegrove Keeper to hold on to and Tom Morgan pounced on the loose ball to score 3-1 Half time.

    Second half, the goal didn't make Wanderers lift their game and with Staplegrove adding 2  quick goals Wanderers heads dropped. It seemed everything Staplegrove hit found the far corner of the goal giving Alfie Lane the Wanderers keeper no chance, who did make some fine saves including a double save  . With Staplegrove pushing forward for more goals,  did leave gaps for  Wanderers to counter but poor passing  opportunities where lost. Staplegrove added 3 more well taken goals to Wanderers 1 well taken goal from Tom Morgan, his second of the game. 8-2 final score and a fair result. Good luck to Staplegrove in the next round. Man of the Match award to Flynn Smith who kept good positive possession. 



    Tone Youth Wasps 3 v Wellington Wolves 8

    A resounding win for the Wolves this weekend which fires them into the second round of the league cup. With some clever through balls from George Butterfield and Izaak Letten which allowed the pace of Jakarta Allen-Skinner and Callum Chivers to once again tore apart the Wasps back line led to seven first half goals for Skinner-Allen, Chivers and last yearís top goal scorer Alfie Hill. However despite the abundance of goals the quality of football being played was not as high a standard as the Wolves can play. Whilst the passing game showed signs of improvement, the Wolves seemed to be content to be second to the ball in the majority of competitive encounters which allowed the Wasps to begin to sneak back into the game.

    The second half started with 3 substitutions. Off came Captain Daniel Thorne, left back Adam Hill and Jakarta Allen Skinner, on came Liam Milton, Lewis Leslie and Ben Cooper. The half started well with Letten and Butterfield taking control of the central spine in the midfield, with Charlie Weston showing good ball control one the right hand side of defence. However, some poor tackling and woeful passing began to unsettle the Wolves and led to the Wasps starting a sustained period of pressure deep inside Wolves territory. The Wolves began to show cracks and started to panic which only led to more pressure, and consequently 3 goals for the Wasps despite some great saves by Jack Wood.

    Wolves tried hard to break out, with Chivers working his socks off to alleviate the pressure on the defence, in doing so he created some good chances, unfortunately, all of which were squandered. Sam Garnett came closest with a lovely square ball across the box just needing a tap in, however the ball clipped the bar and went for a goal kick. Allen-Skinner eventually scored the goal of the match to bring his tally to 4 on the day.

    All in all a good win, for a team which is currently underperforming. This believe it or not is the sign of a good team, whilst underperforming they can score 8 goals, progress in cup competitions, and take points in the league. Form will come back to us.

    A very deserved man of the match goes to Callum Chivers. For total commitment all through the match.

    Wellington U13

    Monday 10th Oct 2016 Wellington Playing Field 1st Pitch Under floodlights

    Wellington Wanderers 0 V  Wellington Wolves 5

    Wanderers started very well in a game which both teams had been waiting in anticipation for. Wanderers  put pressure on Wolves right from the first whistle and  in all areas of the pitch but could not get through the first line of the Wolves defence, if they did get through they were meet by the ever ready Jack Wood in the Wolves goal who stop Wanderers finding the back of the net. This was the pattern of the first 15 minutes, until a corner for  the Wolves ,"who were playing down the slope for the first half"  was head superbly  by Alfie Hill over the Wanderers keeper Alfie Lane. From then on the game was pretty even with both teams playing very good football at a high temple with Wolves creating the better chances and were rewarded with a second goal . Just before half time Wanderers were awarded a free kick on the edge of the box which Noah Brown's shot rattle the cross bar and cleared t safety. 2-0 half time

    Wanderers who were missing a couple of key players kicked off  the Second half down the slope and played the ball around well without breaking through the wolves defence and from loosing possession Wolves would counter very quickly and had chances to add to the score. Wanderers tried to push forward to get back into the game but big gaps started to appear making it easier for Wolves to attack and added 3 more well taken goals before the end. Both teams played very well in a very entertaining match, which the score does not reflect how close it was. 5-0 final score.

    Man of the Match award to Noah Brown how had an excellent game stepping in for Jack Eadie at the back.


    Thanks

    Steve

    1st Oct 2016 Wellington U13

    Wellington Wanderers 1  Bridgwater Rhode Lane 3


    Wanderers started positively , with Rhode Lane lining up very narrow  giving Wanderers space to pass the ball around the whole pitch, keeping good shape and possession for the first 10 minutes without creating any clear chances, it was only a wonderful strike on the volley from Ben wardell from range that gave Wanderers a deserved lead. Rhode Lane tried to break through the Wanderers defence but could not match the pace of Jack Eadie at the back for wanderers. A mistake gave Rhode Lane a goal to go in at half time 1-1.

    Second half, Wanderers who only had the bare 11 and with Harry Goss playing his first ever game, Wanderers started to  tire, lost shape and from this their passing suffered and gaps appeared all over the pitch which made play very easy for Rhode Lane to make lots of attack on the Wanderers goal and if it was not for Jack Eadie , Jago Penberthy , Harry Goss and especially Lewis Bullock in the Wanderers goal and Rhode Lane's poor finishing the score would have been higher. Final Score 3-1 with Wanderers only creating a couple of chances near the end which could of got them back in the game. Man of the Match award to Lewis Bullock.

    Things to think and work on this week, shape and our position on the pitch when we have and have not got the ball.


    Isle of Wedmore 6 Wellington Wolves 0

    After the high of winning last weekend, Wolves were reminded that they are playing in the first division again by a rampant Wedmore team.
    The Wolves started nervously yet again, and with unwarranted and unorganised panic the Wedmore side quickly began to play football around the stricken Wolves players.
    It seemed that for 99% of the game there were 22 players in the Wedmore team as the Wolves almost continually passed the ball to Wedmore ...who turned each pass into an attack.

    This led to mass panic in the Wolves, which led to uncompetitive tackling, which meant that every time the ball was scrambled clear and picked up by a Wolves player, possession was immediately lost.

    The game could have gone far worse had it not been for some excellent goal keeping from Jack Wood, who deservedly earnt the man of the match award this week.

    We need to drastically improve if we are to survive in this division. We cannot keep turning up and putting out this kind of performance.
    I donít mind losing, but I hate giving the other team the game. Which is exactly what we did today.

    Next weekend we are playing in the County Cup away to Banwell Juniors. The match is being played on the Sunday (09th) and the kick off time is 2.30pm.

    In addition to this we have a game the following day ( Monday 10th ) against the Wanderers in the league. This is an evening match, being played under lights on the first team pitch.
    Kick-off is 7pm.





    24th Sept 2016 Wellington U13

    Wellington Wanderers 9   Galmington Dragons O

    Wanderers first home game of the season after losing their first league game a couple of weeks ago and despite  only having 1 sub, put in a very good performance right from the first whistle. Wanderers should have took the lead in the first 5 minutes with Cameron Atkinson going close twice. Wanderers took a deserved lead through Captain Flynn Smith shaping to shoot one way and scoring in the opposite corner from the edge of the box. Wanderers looked in good shape all over the pitch with Jack Eadie and Jago Penberthy at the back stopping any threat from Galmington, with good play down both wings, down the right Ben Wardell and Jake Butterworth , but most of the play down the left from Reece Vowles, Aiden Trott and Monty Baylis which gave Monty 2 goals to put Wanderers 3-0 up at half time.  

    Second half  Wanderers were in control and now it was only down to how many they would score. Cameron Atkinson added 3, Aiden Trott , Tom Morgan and an own goal making the final score 9-0. With lots of good play and opportunities Wanderers should have scored more and need to make  better final passes.Also a fine double save from Lewis Bullock giving Wanderers a deserved clean sheet. Man of The Match awards go to Jack Eadie  and Jago Penberthy who were very strong at the back, specially in the last 10 minutes when Galmington broke away from the pressure that Wanderers put them under.

    Wembdon Saints 3 Wellington Wolves 6

    This is the Wolves second league game of the season. The Bridgwater side has struggled to put out a team so far this season, nevertheless they turned up on Saturday with a full squad and substitutes, whilst the traveling Wolves could muster only a bare 11.

    ...

    The match started badly for the Wolves who went a goal down early on, and seemed to be lacking in match practice for much of the first half. Had it not been for the endeavours of Callum Chivers and Adam Hill as ever creating problems down the left wing, and a solid performance from Charlie Weston is the defensive midfield position Wolves could easily have found themselves further behind by half time. As it was Jakarta Skinner-Allen had brought his shooting boots with him, and slotted two excellent goals which kept the Wolves hopes alive. By the time the half time whistle blew, Wolves shad rallied and were firmly in control of the game.

    After a quick reminder of the match strategy at half time the Wolves went back out a more confident and aggressive team. George Butterfield took control of the centre of midfield, and got involved in some titanic battles. Debutant Ben Cooper and right wing dynamo Lewis Leslie began to click and soon started creating havoc on the right hand side of the park. However it was the efforts of Chivers with some sublime moves down the left which led to selfless square balls into the box that caused the greatest damage to Saints. Three times on the trot a good combination of play from the defence of Daniel Thorne and She Connor Wells led to storming runs down the left and goals for Sammy Garnett and Skinner-Allen.

    It was not all one way traffic though, the Wolves on occasion seemed to take their eye off the ball and let Wembdon back in with a couple of well taken goals which were slotted past the otherwise strong performing keeper Jack Wood. Nevertheless, it was Butterfield who sealed the match with a well-deserved goal from the edge of the box.

    All in all, a game of two halves. The second being far better performance than the first. The Wolves now need to work on making both halves great.

    Men of the match

    Jakarta Skinner-Allen for 4 excellent goals, which could have been many more, had luck been on his side.
    Ben Cooper for an excellent debut performance.


    Wellington U13

    10th Sept   Staplegrove  Youth  4        Wellington Wanderers 2

    Wanderers faced Staplegrove in their first game of the new season playing 11v11 and 35 minutes each way.

    Wanderers started well with lots of good possession, but with moments of panic they managed to hold their shape and the defence held strong.

    Wanderers had a couple of long range efforts which was a good tactic against the small goalkeeper and took the lead when Reece Vowles scored from 35 yards. Staplegrove drew level half way through the half, in now a very even game. Wanderers regained the lead with a very well worked goal with Cameron Atkinson being put through down the right wing and a unselfish,  excellent cross to Marley Schofield to shoot past the Staplegrove keeper.

    Staplegrove drew level just before half time with a long range shot which did not bounce kindly in front of the Wanderers keeper.


    Second half, Wanderers did not get out of the starting blocks at all, they lost their shape and did not look like the team from the first half, not getting to any of the loose ball and giving Staplegrove most of the possession . The Wanderers goal had a charmed life it seem for the first part of the second half but it was not long after that Staplegrove took the lead. Wanderers did score again only to be disallowed for offside  but looked like it came off a staplegrove player so should of counted. Wanderers still could not get themselves back in the game and with several injury's to key players and  a good strike from long range the final score was 4-2.

    Maybe the team talk at the start of the game needed to be done again at the start of the second half. Wanderers deserved more from this game after their first half performance and maybe 2 points dropped but if they can keep their shape for the whole game and good debut performance's from Jack Eadie and Jago Penberthy a good season to look forward too.



    30th April Wellington U12's



    Wanderers 0 v Isle of Wedmore 4

    Wanderers welcomed Isle of Wedmore to Dobree Park for the final game of the season. Wedmore, last seasons double winners are a very good team and started well . Wanderers matched them in the first half with neither side having any clear chances to score but both teams playing some good football.This being Wanderers best performance of late 0-0 half time. Second half was much the same for the first 10 minutes but then Wanderers had 5 minutes of madness where 3 goals were given away very easily where my only explanation can be lack of concentration, this did spoil a great team effort. Isle of Wedmore added a well worked fourth only because Wanderers were pushing forward trying to get themselves back into the game.4-0 final score. Man of the Match award to Flynn Smith who took on aboard what was said before the game and made very good use of the ball when in possession to help a good team performance.  

    27th April Wellington U12's



    Galmington 1 v Wanderers 0

    Wanderers Started slow from the kick off and within 3 passes  had lost the ball, this seemed to be the pattern of the first half and was Wanderers worst first half performance of the season and were lucky to go in at half time 0-0 as Galmington only netted once which was offside. Second half Wanderers were much brighter and had the better of the play and started creating chances which left Galmington only creating several chances on the break. Wanderers could not find the back of the net thanks to several good  saves from the Galmington keeper. It was Galmington who on the counter got a corner and from that headed the only goal of the game 1-0 final score in which Wanderers were upset not to get something from the game.

    Thanks
    Steve  

    16th April Wellington U12's

    Wanderers 1-1 Rhode Lane AET 1-1 Pen's 5-4

    Wanderers welcomed Bridgwater Rhode Lane to Dobree Park for the cup semi final of the Taunton Youth League U12's.
    Rhode Lane who got promoted with Wanderers last year to Div 1, have had a great season and are lying joint 3rd in the table. On their previous meetings Rhode Lane were holding a slight advantage over Wanderers winning 5-2 on the first meeting and 1-1 draw in the second in which Wanderers deserved the victory.
    The game start at a good pace with Rhode Lane playing the better football and Wanderers finding it hard to string any passes together. Rhode Lane took the lead after 10 minutes and looked the more settled. Wanderers kept battling even though they were not playing their best but got back on level terms when Noah Brown booted the ball high in the air towards the Rhode Lane goal and it dropped just under the bar and over the Rhode Lane Keeper 1-1 half time.
    Second half,  Wanderers looking stronger with every minute that past and the game went from end to end with Wanderers creating the better chances. No one knew which way this tie was going to go. Wanderers were awarded a free kick from about 35 yards which Flynn smith's brilliant strike rattled the cross bar and dropped onto the goal line with no one to knock it in. 
    Onward into extra time and the pattern of the game did not change, then Rhode lane had a good spell of passing and were in on goal at the edge of the box and with a good strike across the goal the ball looked in all the way only to rebound off the post and out and cleared to safety. Fall time 1-1 and on to penalty's in which neither team deserved to lose. Wanderers won the toss and went first and with each penalty that was taken the score went up 4-4 with one penalty each left before sudden death, Flynn Smith for wanderers found the net and if Rhode Lane were to miss Wanderers were through. Up stepped  Rhode Lane's No 4 who had had an excellent game but did not strike the ball that well and Alfie Lane the wanderers keeper got his foot to the ball to keep it out. Final score 5-4 on penalty's to Wanderers and they had made it to the final. Man of the Match award to Marley Schofield for good wing play & crosses

    13th April Wellington U12's

    Wanderers 4 Staplegrove 0

    Wanderers welcomed Staplegrove Saints to Dobree Park for a midweek fixture to determine bottom place's in the Taunton Youth League U12's Div 1 . If Wanderers could get a victory they could move up another two places to 5th in the table, if other results go their way.
    Wanderers started strong and looked well in control at the back and caused Staplegrove problems going forward. Wanderers had several good chances which fell nicely for the very big Staplegrove keeper. Wanderers kept pressing and Staplegrove had no answer apart from giving away free kicks, which is where Wanderers got their first goal by Noah Brown's excellent strike into the bottom left corner past the Staplegrove wall 1-0 half time.
    Second half Wanderers continued to have the most possession in a very physical game and were awarded a penalty when Cameron Atkinson was taken down in the box, which he himself placed very well into the right side of the goal from the spot. Wanderers looked the more likely to add more, Staplegrove tried to break out with pace but the Wanderers midfield and defence were strong and soon turn defence into attack which lead to Tom Morgan having a strike from the edge of the box which went through several players which un-sited the staplegrove keeper and the ball found the back of the net. Wanderers added the 4th with their best worked goal of the game, working the ball wide and crossing in for the on waiting Jake Butterworth to finish. 4-0 final score and another great team performance. Man of the Match awards to Noah Brown who was relentless going forward.    

    Wellington U12's 9th April

    Wanderers 4  Minehead 1
    Wanderers welcomed Minehead to Dobree Park for the return leg of a fortnight ago's 1-1 draw in the Taunton Youth league U12's in which Wanderers can think they were lucky. Wanderers started slow with Minehead stringing some good passes together and took the lead after 5 minutes. Wanderers did not let their heads drop and began to play some good football and kept the ball away from the Mindhead attack for most of the rest of the first half and got back level after 15 minutes when Cameron Atkinson was put through and calmly past the ball into the corner. Wanderers got their second before half time also with a well worked goal involving 5 or so players  and finished with Tom Morgan only having to tap in. 2-1 half time.
      Second half Wanderers took control of the game and past it around with good speed and with players holding good positions and always had options to change direction which helped Tom Morgan to get his second. Wanderers chopped and changed their front line several times  and because of the hard work they were doing they got their  4th, a  well taken and deserved goal by Kyle Miller, his 1st for Wanderers. 4-1 final score, a well deserved win and great team performance  with all players playing well. Man of the Match award to Kyle Miller for great determination.

    Wellington U12's 2nd April

    Isle of Wedmore 3 Wanderers 0

    Wanderers travelled to Wedmore to face last seasons champions and new they would be in for a hard game against a side that pass the ball well going forward. As expected Wanderers were under pressure from the start with the Isle of Wedmore side getting the ball out wide and put in some great crosses and passes into the Wanderers goal area. Wanderers defended well and held Wedmore for the first 15 minutes. Wanderers changed formation to try and give them more opportunity  to get forward from 3 at the back to 2. A combination of poor shooting from Wedmore and good defending  kept the score to only 1-0 half time.
    Wanderers started the second half with another change in formation and put Nesta  Whiteways-Scott up front with Cameron Atkinson Which did give Wanderers more possession going forward and did create some chances but again poor passing from Wanderers gave possession away far to easily which put Wanderers defence under needless pressure , the defence held the score at 1-0 until about 10 minutes to go and it was only down to poor clearances which lead to Wedmore getting 2 more soft goals.
    3-0 final score and on the whole a fair result with all the Wanderers players giving a good account of themselves with only their passing the main thing to improve on.
    Man of the Match awards go to Jack Luxon for solid defending , Kyle Miller for a good performance in only his second game and Nesta Whiteways-Scott for giving 100 % effort.     

    Wellington U12's 26th March

    Minehead 1 Wanderers 1

    Wanderers travelled to the far side of Minehead to face a side next to them at the bottom of division 1. Wanderers lost the toss and had to face the slope and high winds in the first half. Wanderers battled well to clear their lines and limit Minehead to a handful of chances and with Alfie Lane in goal who made several excellent saves to keep Wanderers in the game.  Wanderers made some good counter attacks which lead to Cameron Atkinsons  shot from the edge of the box finding the far corner of the net past the Minehead keeper 1-0 half time.
      Second half Wanderers expected to make the most of the advantage  of the slope  and the conditions but all the hard work of the first half must have taken it out of them. The long grass made it hard work,  well...Wanderers made it hard work  Keeping hold of the ball to long, poor decision making , poor passing , poor shooting and Mineheads  determination to stop them. Wanderers did not trouble the Minehead keeper unlike Minehead had done in the first half and as like the first half it was Minehead who got the goal after Wanderers had failed to clear the ball several times. 1-1 full time and on reflection Wanderers lucky to get a draw, thanks to Alfie Lane's first half performance who well deserved his Man of the match award .
     On a final note, all the players tried their best , maybe to hard and tried to force things instead of playing good football.

    Wellington U12's 19th March

    Wanderers 4 Hamilton 1 

    Wellington Wanderers welcomed Hamilton of division 2 to Dobree Park in the 1/4 final of the Taunton Youth U12's Cup. Wanderers started strong and looked in control of the game and created chances as usual but as usual found it hard to find the back of the net.
       A well taken shot from Flynn Smith found the bottom left corner of the net from 25 yards gave Wanderers a well deserved lead at half time 1-0.
      Second half Wanderers continued their good play with the midfield trio of Flynn Smith,Nesta Whiteways-Scott and Noah Brown holding great shape which gave Wanderers control of the game and stopped Hamilton creating any chances to speak of. Wanderers were given a free kick from 25 yards which after some debate Camerom Atkinson's great strike found the net 2-0. Wanderers were well in control now and Noah Brown lobbed from 35 yards to make it 3-0 . Tom Morgan made it 4-0 after blocked shots from himself ,Marley Schofield and Cameron Atkinson before finding the top of the net.
      Wanderers did let their concentration slip and gave away a poor goal near the end from a needless free kick which they all watch as a Hamilton player ran in to head  in.
     4-1 final score in which all players played well, Man of Match awards to Aiden Trott who was controlled and steady in his play when he came on and Nesta Whiteways-Scott for holding his position in the centre.  

    12th March Wellington U12's

    Wembdon 5 Wanderers 3

    Wanderers travelled to Puriton to face fellow bottom side Wembdon. Wanderers started very well and passed the ball around better than  they had done all season and took a well deserved  lead after 10 minutes when Marley Schofield slid in on a loose ball to score.Wanderers made a couple of mistakes to give Wembdon an easy equalizer. Wanderers continued to play the better football and created chance after chance but could only add one more goal by Nesta Whiteway-Scott but again Wembdon  made it 2-2 with a long range effort. Wanderers continued to have the better opportunities  and got their third from Tom Morgan , 3-2 half time. Wanderers should have added 3 or 4 more goals with the chances they had.
        Second half was more even with both sides creating chances. Lewis Bullock in the Wanderers goal making two good one on one saves to keep Wanderers in the lead but could not add more themselves at the other end from lots of very good chances they created and it was Wembdon who were forced to shot from long range,  but seem to find the net from the 3 chances they had against the run of play. 5-3 final score.
    Wanderers really deserved to get a result from a game that they all played well in.

    5th March Wellington U12's

    Wanderers 2 Galmington 2

        Wanderers welcomed Galmington to Dobree Park on a pitch which was still not in the best condition . Galmington played with lots of determination and played the better simple looking football, when Wanderers seemed to try and run with the ball instead of passing.
    With miss timed tackles leading to Galmington getting two well taken strikes at goal to go in at half time 2-0 up.
         Second half Wanderers started better and started to win some of the battles and get more of the loose ball, but Galmington still looked dangerous with quick passing. If it was not for Jack Luxon and Reece Vowles with great decision making and tackling in defence kept Wanderers in the game. With 15 minutes to go Wanderers started getting past the Galmington defence, first Marley Schofield who's shot went straight at the keeper. Wanderers were determined and put lots of pressure on Galmington and scored when the keeper was forced to save from Noah Brown only for the ball to fall to Tom Morgan for an easy finish and moments later Wanderers got a second when Flynn Smith put Noah Brown through one on one with the Galmington Keeper to score. Wanderers looked like they could get a third but ran out of time, if only they had played the rest of the game like the last 15 minutes but did very well to get a draw 2-2 . Man of the Match awards to Jack Luxon and Reece Vowles.

    Hamilton 0 Wolves 1

    This weekend the Wellington Wolves faced Hamilton Youth, the last time the sides met, the Wolves emerged the victors 5-0. However, after losing 1-0 in the game against Ruishton Youth last weekend it was clear that the lack of game time has affected the Wolves confidence. 

    The conditions were perfect, fresh, clear and not too cold, however right from the first whistle is was clear that the hotter team were the Taunton side. Nevertheless the Wolves put together some good attacking play through Oakley Scribbens and Izaak Letten in the centre of midfield, bringing in the ever running Callum Chivers and dainty footed George Butterfield down the wings. However Hamilton had clearly learnt from the previous game and set about closing down all the space Butterfield and Chivers had. Alfiel Hill up front was working hard to make runs in anticipation of through balls, however Hamilton were proving to be a problem with shutting down the wingers quickly which soon became a problem for the Wolves who began to try too hard, with passes starting going astray and missed tackles, Hamilton started to creep into the game. 

    Up front, the Hamilton forwards were giving Shae Connor Wells something to think about, the striker was head and shoulders bigger than Shae Connor and was using his size and strength to good effect. Had it not been for some excellent goalkeeping by Jack Wood Wellington could easily have found themselves at least two goals behind at the break. 

    A change of plan was needed, so a couple of substitutions were made and the Wolves returned to the familier shape that had worked so well for them in the early season. This seemed t settle the side down a little which meant it was 0-0 at half time. 

    In the second half Tom Shannon took over the goalkeeping role from Wood, Charlie Weston lined up at right back and Sam Garnet took over from the hard working and much improving Oakley Scribbens in the centre of midfield. The second half proved to be a better half for Wellington, possibly because they had the slope with them this time. However lapses in concertation and trying too hard to score mixed with some physical challenges from Hamilton continued to unsettle the boys. This was until Chivers decided he had had enough, won the ball wide on the left, lost it again, won it back, beating a number of Hamilton on the way to the goal and slipping the ball into the net. 1-0 Wellington. 

    The next 15 minutes saw back and forward play which was both physical and fraught, however Wellington held on to win by the skin of their. Thereby securing their position at the top of Division 2. 

    A dogged and sometimes fraught performance led to a ground out 3 points. 
    Well done guys. 





    27th Feb Welington U12's




    Wanderers 2  V Tone Youth Hornets 5

          Wanderers welcomed top of the table Hornets to Dobree Park on a very heavy pitch with long grass as with not being cut for weeks due to the recent bad weather.
          Wanderers started slow giving the ball away straight from the kick off and were put under pressure, which continued for the first 1/4 of the match which was not surprising as Wanderers had not played a single game for 12 weeks , their last game being on the 5th December.
          Wanderers did not help themselves with lots of panic , lack of communication and poor clearances leading to consecutive corners which no one challenged for and from the third the ball went straight in.
         Wanderers showed lots of determination and played some good football putting Tone Youth under pressure and created a couple of good chances but gave away two more goals  before half time 3-0, the score could have been closer.
         Second half Wanderers started well and passed the ball well through the Tone Youth defence and with a couple of shots finally dropped nicely to Cameron Atkinson to find the top of the net. Soon after Wanderers got a second with good work from Marley Schofield which the keeper pushed into the path of Cameron Atkinson for his second.
        Tone Youth now knew they were in a game and a chip from Jake Butterworth had the Hornets keeper chasing back to clear off the line which looked in but was not given as the linesman was not up with play.
        Tone Youth knew they had to sort themselves out which they did and scored two well worked goals to make the final score 5-2.
    But well done to Wanderers who only had 1 sub compared to Hornets 4 , which told in the end.
        If Wanderers continue to show this much determination for the rest of the season they should do well. Man of the Match awards go to Tom Morgan and Marley Schofield for good tackling and attacking play. Well played all. 

    Wellington U12's 5th Dec 2015



    Staplegrove Saints  0     Wanderers  5

    Wanderers were determined to try and get their first win against Staplegrove who are seated next to Wanderers at the bottom of the 1st division. Wanderers played the ball around very well and with the slight slope and the very strong wind in their favour looked the most likely to score first. Wanderers created several good chances where a shot from Tom Morgan was blocked and from the rebound his second attempt found the net. Wanderers continued to have the better of the play and a good move led to their second from Marley Schofield after 20 minutes. The next 10 minutes saw Wanderers lose their way a little, they gave the ball away and slightly panicked but made it to half time 2-0 up. Was this going to be enough? against the strong wind second half.
    Second half Wanderers were kept in their own half in the strong wind but still managed to have plenty of the possession and stopped Staplegrove creating any good chances and as the game went on created chances of their own and looked the more likely to score, which they did  through Tom Morgan and Marley Schofield giving them two a piece. They saved the best till last when Jake Butterworth's thunderous  shot came back off the post into the path of Nesta Whiteway-Scott to calmly finish and give him a well deserved  first goal and Man of the Match award.
    5-0 final score and good team performance and well done!

    Wellington U12's 28th Nov

    Staplegrove Youth 4     Wanderers 1

    Wanderers travel to Staplegrove for the return match after a 4-4 draw at home which Wanderers came back after being 4-2 down. Staplegrove who are playing well and seating second in the league, Wanderers knew it was going to be a hard game. Wanderers started well and both teams were playing good football, it was Wanderers who struck first with some good foot work from Flynn Smith who then slid an excellent ball through for Marley Schofield to strike the ball into the far bottom corner of the net from the edge of the box. Staplegrove put the pressure on and from a corner the Wanderers keeper misjudged his punch which found itself in the net 1-1 half time.
    Second half was even for the first ten minutes but Wanderers concentration started to drop and gave away possession far to easily with poor passing and let 3 goals in, in the last 20 minutes. 4-1 final score, a good team performance against a good side. Man of Match awards to Alfie Lane in goal and Reece Vowles  in defences.

    Wellington Wolves 5 Hamilton Youth 0 

    This weekend Taunton Youth League Under 12ís Division 2 leaders Wellington Wolves hosted fourth place Hamilton Youth. The visitors arrived brimming with confidence having last week taken 2 points off of second place Bridgwater VPR. 
    The Wellington side were also brimming with confidence having scored 37 goals in their previous two games, so the scene was set for a tough clash. 

    Spectators were not disappointed. The first half was a hard fought affair with the majority of the game going in the favour of the Wellington side, who it has to be said at times looked a little ropey when questions were asked down the wings. Charlie Weston had his work cut out for him with a very strong and skilful Hamilton forward. However it was clear that Weston and right midfielder George Butterfield were not going to be defeated, and it was pleasing to see them trying everything that they had practised in training, even if it was to no avail for most of the time. 

    Across the entire pitch there were tough physical battles taking place, on the left Callum Chivers and Adam Hill were also trying their best to move the ball forward and at times linked very well with central midfielder Izaak Letten, however things just didnít seem to go Wellingtons way in the first half, but the sign of a good team is to score even if it isnít working, and thatís exactly what Wellington Wolves did with a goal from the eventual man of the match Butterfield sending the home side in one up at half time. 

    The second half saw the Wolves come out fighting, with substitutes Charlie Knight, Oakley Scribbens and Sam Garnet on and determined to make a difference. Captain Daniel Thorne upped his game in the second half and won everything that was asked of him, however it was Thorneís central defending partner Shae Connor Wells whose second half performance was nothing short of outstanding who caused the most frustration for any attempted Hamilton attack. This performance drew comment from the Wellington cat like keeper Jack Wood, who said ď Shae Connor saved my bacon todayĒ ! Of course this wasnít true as Wood had performed many great saves during the whole game and had saved the Wellington Wolves from having to come from behind. 

    Hamilton Youth eventually capitulated to the Wellington pressure with Sam Garnet opening the second half scoring to claim his second goal of the season, Callum Chivers found fifth gear and claimed a brace for himself as well. Butterfield scored the fourth of the four second half Wellington goals. Oakley Scribbens and Alfie Hill tried hard to score and both had their chances but luck wasnít on their side this week. 

    At the half way point of the season Wellington Wolves remain top of the league with a game in hand and a goal difference of 33 in their favour. 

    Wellington U12's 21st Nov 2015


    Bridgwater Rhode Lane 1  Wellington Wanderers 1

    Wanderers travelled to Bridgwater on a bright,cold and very windy Saturday morning to face Rhode lane who were seating third in the table. Wanderers started brightly against the wind and past the ball around well and created several chances which were saved well by the Rhode Lane keeper and could not take a deserved lead. The strong wind made it hard work for Wanderers and  most of the play was played in their own half. Rhode Lane scored first with Wanderers conceding a poor goal from a corner which was head towards goal but the clearance hitting the goalkeeper to rebound over the line. Wanderers replied straight away with a well taken free kick  from distance by Noah Brown.
    Second half Wanderers pressed forward too much and did not take advantage of the strong wind like Rhode lane had done in the first  half and it was Rhode lane who had the better chance but a fine save by Lewis Bullock, resulted in him injuring his hand and was replaced by Alfie Lane who kept well for Wanderers in  the first half and their other efforts missing the target.1-1 final score, Wanderers played well and deserved to get their first win. Hopefully this should give them more confidence going into their next game away to Staplegrove Youth.
    Man of Match awards to Jack Luxon, Reece Vowles and Nesta Whiteway-Scott who were strong defensively.

    Wellington Wolves 24 Spaxton 0 

    Soaring high of the back of a 13-1 victory against Bridgwater Wolves last weekend this weekendís opposition offered no resistance to the goal scoring machines of Alfie Hill, Callum Chivers and George Butterfield, who between them scored 16 of Wellingtons 24 goal bonanza. 

    It would be fair to say that Spaxton are a small village team, who do not have the strength in depth that Wellington has, however the Spaxton boys and girls tried their hardest all the way through the match. If it hadnít been for the Spaxton keeper making some great saves the score would have been much higher. In contrast the Wellington keeper Tom Shannon did not touch the ball a single time during the game. On occasion Spaxton threatened to break through, but the Wellington defence of Shae Connor Wells , Daniel Thorne, Adam Hill and Charlie Weston were never really troubled. 

    Captain Thorne was to break his duck during the match scoring his first ever goal for Wellington Wolves, and debutant Charlie Knight also got in on the action with a second half goal. There were also goals for Jakarta Allen-Skinner, and Adam Hill. It was only by good goalkeeping skills and he woodwork which kept out shots from Sam Garnet and Charlie Weston. 



    Wellington U12's 17th Oct Cup

    Wanderers 2 Galmington 1
    Wanderers and Galmington both started strong with good battles all over the pitch and at a very quick pace,both sides had good chances to take the lead.Wanderers struck first with a great team goal finish by Tom Morgan. Galmington soon drew level when the ball dropped to a Galmington player just inside the box and with a well struck shot found the back of the net.Wanderers grow stronger as the game went on and had chance to go in front before half time.1-1
    Second half both side continued to play good,quick competitive football which became very nail biting in the last ten minute with Wanderer creating the better chance's hitting the bar and post.Wanderers got their reward for all there hard work when Cameron Atkinson was push down inside the box in the very last minute and a penalty was awarded which Noah Brown score with a powerful strike.
    All round great team performance with  Man of Match awards to Nesta Whiteway-Scott, Tom Morgan and Flynn Smith.

    Wolves 3 Tone Youth Wasps 4
    After a successful away trip last week Wellington looked to continue their winning ways against a strong Tone youth side in the cup.
    After the usual start from Wellington we began to play the better football resulting in a long run from Callum Chivers down the left which resulted in a well executed pass to an eager Alfie Hill to pass the ball into the back of the net.
    After the first goal Tone played a few passes before a long ball bounced in front of Tom and over his out stretched arms into the goal.
    A corner taken by Tone resulted in another goal for them. Slightly stunned Wellington played on with a resolute defence from Shae Connor and Daniel Thorne. Once more a long range shot bounced in front of Tom and went into the net. An injured George came off before half time allowing an eager Sam to enter the field. Half time 1-3.
    Changes were made at half time with Oakley going on to left mid field and Charlie Weston being withdrawn to allow for a three man defence and a four midfield which allowed a more aggressive charge on the Tone goal which resulted in two goals for Callum Chivers. A dubious free kick outside the box with less than five minutes from time allowed Tone there only chance on goal in the second half which they took and scored. 3-4 . Man of the match was Shae Connor Wells.


    Wellington U12's 10th Oct

    Wanderers 1 Wembdon 7

    Wanderers started well and looked like they had put their last poor performance  behind them passing the ball around well. The game looked pretty even for the first 10 minutes and with a good break down the right Marley Schofield put the ball in the box with a strong shot come cross which Tom Morgan was brave to slide in to make it 1-0. The game was still very even at this point but Wanderers created two more great chances which they did not convert. Wembdon had their own chances and got a goal back and with-in that moment Wanderers went into distruct mode and soon found themselves down 3-1 at half time.
    Second half Wanderers continued to try and run the ball out leaving players out of position, which gave Wembdon plenty of opportunities and everthing they hit seemed to find the net 7-1 final score.
    If Wanderers continue to play the way they want to play and not the way they have been asked it will be a very long and hard season.
    With players not holding position , holding on to the ball to long, very poor passing, letting the opposition take the ball off them to easily. 


    Wellington U12's 26th Sept 2015


    Tone Youth 10 Wanderers 0
    Wanderers were not in the zone at all against a Tone Youth team who always give a strong performance. Wanderers did not keep their shape and with a big hole in the midfield, which Tone Youth took full advantage of and seemed to score at will. Wanderers heads dropped and the grass being very long did not make passing easy. A combination of individual players hanging on to the ball to long, poor passing left wanderers players out of position. Half time 6-0.
    Second half was much the same with Wanderers players not closing down the opposition players in front of goal. And only a few highlights to speak of, the defence doing the best they could with no one in front of them and Alfie Lane in goal having safe hands keeping the score to only 10-0 at full time. Hopefully some lessons can be learned from this performance.
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    Wolves 3 Bridgwater VPR 1 First round of the Cup
    Bridgwater VPR came here as the undefeated leaders of Division2 and were clearly looking to extend their winning run.†

    Straight from the kick off VPR knew they were in a game with Adam Hill, Callum Chivers, and Izaak Letten playing some lovely one touch link ups which saw the Wolves tear down the right wing and cause mayhem with the VPR defence.†
    The same was happening across on the right hand right of the pitch with Charlie Weston , George Butterfield and Izaak Letten linking up well. The VPR defence was more resolute down this side, nevertheless our attacking play cause plenty of problems and resulted in a number of free kicks in the Wolves favour. Up front Alfie Hill was always looking to exploit the space in behind the high pressing defence, this eventually paid off with a great goal from Alfie.†

    As so often happens in football, the Wolves had been ahead for only a couple of minutes before VPR put the ball into our box and scored an equaliser, leaving the defence and the Wolves fearless keeper Tom Shannon scratching their heads. Despite the goal it would be correct to say that this was against the run of play. Daniel Thorne and Shae Connor Wells worked very well together in the centre of defence with very little getting through. Alfia Hill managed to slot the ball past the VPR keeper to send the Wolves in a goal to the good.†

    The second half saw the super subs come on again. Cameron Forrest took over in the midfield from Izaak Letten, Oakley Scribbens down the left for Callum Chivers and Sam Garnet for George Butterfield, up front Alfie Hill was rested whilst Jakarta Allen-Skinner took the hot shot reigns. Because of the changes the boys a few minutes to settle into a rhythm, however Oakley Scribbens soon began to cause problems for VPR, maybe not with the high speed of Callum Chivers, but with some good linking play bringing in Cameron Forrest and Adam Hill. Similarly Sam Garnet and Charlie Weston were keen to strike up a partnership and together began to break down the VPR defence. Jakarta Allen-Skinner caused all sorts of problem with his strong direct running and willingness to shoot when given a chance, he was eventually rewarded with a great goal form the edge of the box.†

    Wellington U12's 12th Sept 2015


    Wellington Wanderers 4 Staplegrove 4

    Wanderers started well keeping possesion  for most of the first ten minutes but without creating to many clear chances and Staplegrove started to get into the game with good passing and had good chances to take the lead which they did after twenty minutes. Wanderers heads dropped and lost their way for the next ten minutes but held on 1-0 half time. Second half Wanderers started strong as they had done in the first and the pressure told forcing Staplegrove into making a pass back to a rushing out keeper and the ball ending in the net 1-1.The game started to grow momentum with staplegrove regaining the lead,Wanderers hit back through Cameron Atkinson running from the half way line.Staplegrove looked determined to win the game and a good play down the right and good cross was finished well,moments later a well struck shot from 30 yards right in the corner make it 4-2 to Staplegrove.Wanderers did'nt give up and with Staplegrove playing such a high line made it easy for Wanderers to break through and Cameron Atkinson scored twice more giving him a hatrick of goals and earning Wanderers a draw 4-4 final score. Allround good team performance.
     

    BridgWater Wolves 2 Wellington Wolves 9 

    When the whistle blew for kick off I was a bit nervous as I knew I havenít spent a whole lot of time with you since the end of last season. Bridgwater Wolves went straight on the offensive with all-out attack for the first four or five minutes and could easily have gone ahead had it not been for the Jack the cat in goal who pulled off a spectacular save to keep the game level. It was after this that we moved out of first gear and started to plat some great linked up team football. I saw composure on the ball under pressure from Cameron Forrest, who was always looking to lay the ball off to someone in space. George Butterfield and Callum Chivers worked their socks off down the wings and created some great chances will the crosses they provided to Alfie Hill who revelled in the opportunity as a striker. Throughout the game our defence was absolutely solid, with Shae Connor Wells and Daniel Thorne working well as a central team and Adam Hill and Charlie Weston always looking to win the tackle and make a sensible pass afterwards. Even with a few changes at half time the team came out fighting with all of the substitutes  making an impact on the game. Callum was replaced by Sam Garnet, George was replaced by Oakley Scribbins, Jack was replaced by Tom Shannon, Charlie was replaced by Liam Millton and Cameron was replaced by Izaac Letten. Oakley seemed to settle well into the left wing position and was eventually to provide the pass that led to debutant Samís goal. Izaac got stuck in, in the middle and even managed to grab a goal himself.The final score ended at Bridgwater Wolves 2 Wellington Wolves 9. However it could have been many more had it not been for Cameron hitting the post twice and some fantastic goalkeeping from the Bridgwater keeper stopping both Alfie and Callumís goal bound headers and shots.

    Our goal scorers were: 

    Hot Shot Alfie Hill with 3 ( all hatricks require the parents to buy a round of drinks) ;)

    Doggedly determined Cameron Forrest with 2

    Charging Callum Chivers scored another

    Awsome Izaac Letten open his score sheet with a great goal

    Dazzling debutant Sam Garnet slammed one in as well.

    Finally a poor old Bridgwater defender with an own goal.


    Daniel Thorne was voted man of the match this week

     

    Wellington U12's

    Wellington U12ís  5th Sept 2015
     
    Wanderers 2  Bridgwater Rhode Lane 5
     
    Wanderers started their first game in division 1 after gaining promotion last season.They started slow with Rhode Lane stringing several good passing moves together and looked like they could score at any moment and took the lead after about 10 minutes. Wanderers battled well but could not get out of their own half and Rhode lane added a second, half way through the half.Wanderers passing could have been better and moments later showed what they could do with a four pass move from the half way line leading to a well taken goal from Cameron Atkinson making it 2-1 at Half time.
    Wanderers started the second half brighter with better passsing which created some opportunitys to get back level which they did not take and defensive errors lead them to go behind by three more goals. Wanderers did not give up and got their reward with a goal by Tom Morgan near the end.5-2 final score in a well fought game with Man of Match awards to Reece Vowles who showed great composure in defence,Jake Butterworth and Lewis Bullock who showed lots of determination . 
     

    Wellington U11's 21st March

    Wanderers 15 Spaxton 2
    Wanderers faced bottom side Spaxton in division B of Taunton Youth League U11íS and needed a win and score 13 goals without conceding to come joint second in the league.Wanderers scored  quickly to settle any nerves against a under strength Spaxton side but squandered lots of chances.Also good goal keeping from the Spaxon keeper kept the half time score to 5-2,now Wanderers looked doubtful to get the 15 goals now required.
    Second half,after a good talking too Wanderers players started the second half with more determination and good play they scored 4 quick goals and in the time remaining added 6 more without reply.Full time 15-2.Goals from Noah Brown 9,Cameron Atkinson 3 and Flynn Smith,Tom Morgan,Ben Wardell 1 each.
    Man of the Man wards to Flynn Smith for his creative passing and excellent crossing which had a hand in most of the goals and Noah Brown for his excellent strike at goal. 
     
     
    Picture from Back:-
    Steve Smith Team Coach
    Back Row:-Reeve Vowles,Marley Schofield,Jake Butterworth,Ben Wardell,Flynn Smith,Tom Morgan,Aiden Trott,Jack Luxon
    Front Row:-Lewis Bullock,Harvey Grabham,Oakley Scribbins,Cameron Atkinson,Noah Brown,Nesta Whiteway-Scott,Alfie Lane.

    Wellington U11ís 14th March

    Wanderers 4 Tone Youth Wasps 3
     
    Wanderers started very well,stringing several good passing moves together and looked like they could score at any moment but for the Wasps defence holding strong.This seemed to be the pattern of the game and Wanderers managed to take the lead after ten minutes when after several passes Flynn Smith passed several players and calmly slotted the ball past the Wasps keeper.Wanderers would of kept the lead but unfortunately a back pass controlled by the Wanderers keeper just got away from him and a Wasps player put the ball away five minutes before half time,which was a shame as Alfie Lane had made several great saves previously.   1-1 Half time.
    Second half was a bit more even with Wasps encouraged by there first half goal.Again Wanderers took the lead scored by Noah Brown but not for long before it was 2-2.Wanderers added a third when Noahís well struck 30 yard free kick curled dangerously to the far post bouncing once and in off the post.Wasps did not give up and got their third after Alfie had made a great save only to see the ball drop straight to a Wasp player.At this point the game could have gone either way and with about a minute to go Noah struck again lobbing the Wasps keeper from distance.Wasps made a last ditch effort to get a draw with a corner which was cleared just before the final whistle went.4-3 final score in a very tense and thrilling  game where both teams gave everything.Man of Match awards to Noah Brown and Alfie Lane in goal.  
     

    Wellington U11ís 7th March

    Wanderers 5  Isle of Wedmore 2
     
    Wanderers started well and put Wedmore under lots of pressure but struggled to find the final finish to get the ball in the back of the net.It took ten minutes before Wanderers took the lead through Noah Brown quickly followed by goals from Tom Morgan and Cameron Atkinson.Wanderers looked like they had the game under control and were creating lots more chances and determined defending form Marley Scholfield, Nesta Whiteway-scott and Jack Luxon kept them strong in defence .But everyone seem to go to sleep for five minutes near the end of the first half letting Wedmore get two well struck shots on goal to get back into the game 3-2 half time.
    Second half Wedmore were more determined to get themselves back in the game and worked hard forcing Wanderers into giving away several corners,which were crossed well into the box but each time no one got on the end of.Wanderers  countered well and had plenty of good one on ones with the Wedmore keeper to finish off Wedmoreís come back but kept missing the target.Wanderers got lucky with there fourth goal which seemed to be in the keepers hands only for Cameron Atkinson to head into the goal and gave Wanderers breathing space and they soon added another from Noah Brown to seal the victory 5-2 final score. 
     

    Wellington U11ís 28th Feb

    Wellington Wolves 1 Minehead Town 2

     

    This was the third meeting of the these two teams this season. On both the previous occasions the spoils went to the Wolves. However it is clear from their results that Minehead have been on a parallel upward curve to the Wolves, so the day match promised to be tight and competitive. That is exactly what occurred.

     

    Wellington Wolves played some fantastic football, with committed tackling, composure and clean passing abound amongst the entire team. Minehead soaked all the Wellington pressure up, and hit hard on the counter attack. The Wolves managed to defend all of the Minehead attacks an converted them into attacking opportunities for themselves. However it was in the final third of the pitch that Wellington had all their problems. A lack of composure in front of goal led to miss kicks and weak shots being fired at the Minehead goal. Minehead capitalised on this and against the run of play they went in at the end of the first half 1-0 up.

     

    The second half started with just as much vigour as the first. Wellingtonís hard work was rewarded with a goal from Cameron Forrest floating strike from outside of the box. However the gremlins in the final third had not gone away as Wellington failed to press home their dominance. This proved to be fatal, as yet again against the run of play Minehead scored their second. This sealed the game for Minehead, who went home very happy to take the three points.

     


    Wellington U11ís 21st Feb

    Wellington Wolves 1 Isle of Wedmore 7

     

    Wellington Wolves faced an undefeated Isle Of Wedmore A side who have torn everyone apart this season, and are rightfully sitting at the top of the A Division. However the Wellington boys have been playing better since Christmas time and gave their opposition a couple of strong jabs when they last met which left the North Somerset team having had two goals scored against them on their home ground, a feat which none of the other teams at that time had yet managed. So it was with confidence that the Wellington Wolves lined up against the league leaders.

     

    The game started very badly for the home team who found themselves two nil down within only a few minutes of the kick off. Some very soft defending and gentle goals left the Wellington boys reeling and on the back foot. It seemed to take an age for the Wolves to kick start their game. The only reason for this must have been the long layoff during the past few weeks with school holidays and cancelled matches leaving them rusty and a little bit lethargic. It was lucky for the team that Jack the cat Wood was back to his usual form with some spectacular and game saving saves.

     

    Slowly but surely the boys picked themselves up and began trying to play football. It wasnít pretty, but it was strong and determined, which is what they have been working on in training. This seemed to catch Isle of Wedmore out as they began to press for more goals, the Wellington counter attacks exposed their weakness down both wings with Jakarta and Callum having success in forging runs to the edge of the box and some good efforts from Monty as well left the opposition in no doubt that Wellington wouldnít go down without a fight. All the attacking hard work was rewarded with a great move started by Isaac , passing to Callum down the right , a quick jink inside diddled the defender and a great cross to Monty who took his time in placing the shot. The keeper almost saved it, but the ball trickled over the line to leave the score at half time Wellington Wolves 1 Isle of Wedmore 4  .

     

    The second half saw a resumption of a hard and physical but fair game between the two teams. However it would seem that lady luck wasnít with the Wellington side this half as there were four goals conceded, three of whcih in what can only be described as the most dubious of circumstances. Nevertheless special mention must go to Daniel Thorne and Jack Wood for outstanding physical efforts in tackling and shot stopping. Hats should also be tipped to Jakarta Skinner and Shae Connor Wells, for consistent hard work and determination in trying to play football as team players.

     

    Credit must also go to the ISLE OF Wedmore set pieces, with two fantastic goals scored from well-practiced and well-executed corners. All who saw these were very impressed.

     

    The game ended with a 1-7 defeat, however it could be argued that at least 3 of the Isle of Wedmore goals were offside by a long way, and as such, the result would have been 1-4 defeat, which in the view of the coach is probably the right result.

     

    Wellington U11ís 7th Feb


    Wanderers 2 Tone Youth Hornets 7
     
    Wanderers faced Tone Youth Hornets in the 1/4 finals of the Taunton Youth League Cup.Hornets who sit top of Division A and have only lost one game so far this season with only three games remaining.
    Wanderers Knew they were in for a hard game but have always given a good account of themselves in this fixture over previous years.Wanderers started slow as usual and put there selves under pressure from the start against a physical side who also showed Wanderers a lesson in passing too.Wanderers held level for about ten minutes when then errors led to two own goals being scored with no real pressure being applied.Wanderers dropped their heads a bit but started to get a bit more of the ball in a scrappy game.Another poor goal was given away but Wanderers upped their game and a well worked move from the back to the front line and finished by Noah Brown 3-1 half time.Second half Wanderers again started slow and found themselves 4-1 down which looked like the end of the tie for Wanderers.The game started to open up with both sides started to play football with Hornets defence holding stronger and adding three more goals themselves.Wanderers did not stop battling even though this had not been one of their better performances and Knew they could have done better and got a consolation goal at the end scored by Cameron Atkinson. 7-2 Final Score.

    Wellington U11ís 31st Jan

    Bridgwater VPR 1 Wellington Wanderers 8

    Wanderers travelled  to Cannington to play the Bridgwater side and  narrowly missed out on there first encounter 8-7.Wanderers started slow with VPR playing the ball round well for the first five minutes but could not get through the Wanderers defence and Wanderers then started to grow into the game and after ten minutes Noah Brown opened the scoring.Wanderers played the ball around well but with most of the play confided to the midfield area,Wanderers caught VPRís on the break three more times before half time with goals from Noah Brown and two from Tom Morgan.half time 4-0.Second half Wanderers looked more in control than they did in the first half and played the ball round with more success, but this also made VPRís more determined to get back into the game,which went from one end to the other.Wanderers came out on top of this battle adding 4 to VPRís 1 goal in the second half.Goal from Cameron Atkinson 2,Noah Brown and Tom Morgan giving them hat-tricks.8-1 Final Score.A good team performance with Man of the Match wards going to Jack Luxon and Reece Vowles in defence and Nesta Whitway-scott and Oakley Scribbins.

     

    Staplegrove 5 Wellington  Wolves 1

    This week Wellington Wolves faced a Staplegrove team who have only lost twice this season . The last time the teams met Staplegrove put 17 past the Wolves to inflict their worst ever defeat. So the it was with some trepidation, tinged with an air of growing confidence in Wolves performances that they travelled to Taunton. 

    Unfortunately there were some last minute dramas and hitches before the game, which saw Wellington Wolves put out a depleted strength team. Within the first minute Staplegrove were one goal up, soon after a second went in, and it looked as though history was about to repeat itself. However what happened over the next twenty minutes was a testament to the strength of character and resilience the Wolves are building upon as a team. Despite players being asked to play out of position such as Tom Chandler and Charlie Weston, and a mid-half swapping of roles between Liam Milton and Charlie Weston everyone dug deep and took the game to the home team. At half time the score read Staplegrove 4 Wellington Wolves 0. However as anyone who was there will testify, the only difference between the team was that Staplegrove were more clinical in front of goal than Wellington. It could so very easily have been 4-4 at half time. 

    The second half saw a couple of tactical changes from Wellington which seemed to work as for the vast majority of the second half Wellington were in command, however as ever Staplegrove proved how good they are on the break by scoring an against the run of play goal mid-way through the half.  I donít think that Staplegrove had any other chances in the second half, whilst Wellington kept the pressure up with some great passing and determined tackling throughout the team. Nevertheless Wellingtons composure and luck in front of goal seemed to deserted them this week. There were some close shaves with both Adam Hill and Jakarta Skinner coming close on a number of occasions. The Wellington goal came from a great series of passes between Charlie Weston & Jakarta Skinner which provided Callum Chivers with a well-deserved goal. When the final whistle blew the second half could be counted as a 1-1 draw.Man of the Match Charlie Weston .

     It would be true to say that the score doesnít reflect the game, and that the boys should be proud of the way they dug deep in freezing conditions and took the game to Staplegrove. The team were complimented by a number of the Staplegrove parents who made the effort to come over and express their pleasure in how much we have improved since we last met, some even admitted that we played a better quality of football than their own team, and that it was only luck that allowed them to win.

     

    Wellington U11ís 24th Jan

     

    Bridgwater Wolves 0 Wellington Wolves 6

     

    This weekend Wolves travelled to Bridgwater to play there postponed game against the bottom of the league side.

    In there first encounter with them Wolves walked away with an 8-3 victory, however that game was a game of 2 halves where Wolves dominated the first half and gifted the Bridgwater club the second.

    This weekend Wolves played on a brand new 3G surface, and I have to say that I considered to be probably the best and most consistent surface we have played on yet.

    Wolves performances just keep getting better and better. This Saturday was a fantastic team performance.Bridgwater started spritely and they too have improved significantly since we last met. However Wolves overcame some strong physical challenges and some fast play by a couple of individuals by communicating well and working for each other as a team. Yet despite dominating the majority of the game for the first half Wolves went to half time only 2 goals up. The half time talk was about trying not to rush things in front of goal,Wolves were told to settle down and promised that if they did, then goals would come. I asked for more than 2 more goals in the second half, and the boys didnít disappoint. This weekend I wanted Wolves to be trying to do more than just be happy kicking the ball whenever it came in their direction. I have to say that what I saw was 14 boys trying their best to do what I asked of them, and trying to play for want of a better phrase ď proper footballĒ.

    Goals came from Jakarta Allan-Skinner 3,Callum Chivers 2 & Monty Baylis 1 Man of the Match Adam Hill.

    Wellington U11ís 10th Jan 2015

    Wanderers & Wolves progress to Second Round

     

    Isle of Wedmore 0 Wellington Wanderers 7

    Wanderers played Wedmore on a very windy Saturday morning in the Taunton Youth League Cup.Wanderers played against the wind and found it difficult to get out of their own half but worked the ball well and a fine shot by Noah Brown gave them an early lead to settle any nerves.Most of the play was confined in the Wanderers half because of the strong wind but their goal was not threaten by Wedmore and Wanderers created 4 good opportunities to increase their lead.1-0 half time.Second half with the wind on there side Wanderers expected to extend their lead but only added 1 more goal in that first 10 minutes from Tom Morgan.Again chances went begging and Wedmore battle hard.With 15 minutes to go Wanderers started to take their chances with Tom Morgan adding 2 more and Noah Brown 3 more.7-0 final score a good display by all the Wanderers players with Flynn Smith taking the Man of Match ward who stopped most things in front of defence and linked well with the front line.

     

     

    Wellington Wolves 3 Minehead Town Youth 2

     

    The game was played on a greasy surface, however it was the same for both teams. Wellington were the dominant team throughout the first half. Every time Minehead tried to break out Shea-Connor Wells and Daniel Thorne dealt with it with composure and skill. Adam Hill and Callum Chivers are starting to gel well together and are looking for each other. Wolves played some excellent football in the first half. I would even go so far as to say Wolves tried to over play it sometimes. By half time Wolves were 2-1 up and cruising. Could have been more if Wolves had put away a penalty and a couple of goal mouth scrambles. 

    The second half saw some substitutions, Alfie Hill in for Isaac Letten in the centre of midfield, and Tom Shannon in for Jack Wood in goal. The game continued in a pretty even manor, Jakarta Allan-Skinner thought he has scored his second hat trick in row, only to see Callum Chivers head the ball which was goal bound anyway into the net. Shortly after that Callum Chivers passed the ball to one their attackers in our goal mouth, who tapped it in to make it 3-2.

    What followed was a frantic 5 minutes of the panic and miss kicks of the past, caused mainly by Tom Shannon not being able to get the ball much further than the edge of the box from goal kicks, nevertheless the boys hung on and we ended it with a well-deserved victory.

     

    Wellington U11ís 3rd Jan 2015

    Minehead  Town Youth Under 11ís 1      Wellington Wolves Under 11ís 3

     

    Wellington Wolves travelled on the back of a fantastic pre-Christmas performance against the league leaders Wedmore to Allerford to face their first opposition of the new year. The wind was howling and the rain was driving, neither put the boys off what can only be described as another fantastic performance. Wolves dominated from the start, with some inspired linked up play between Cameron Forrest, Jakarta Skinner, Isaak Letten and Monty Baylis causing no end of trouble with the Minehead midfield and defence, hard work was rewarded with the ball in the back of net off Jakartaís boot, however by half time Minehead had scored an equaliser against the run of play. 

    The second half started nervously for Wellington, however the boys soon got over that and put the Minehead defence under constant pressure. Minehead didnít give up though and sought to break out quickly which saw some close shaves in the Wellington goal. However two further goals which came from the passing and vision man of the match Cameron Forrest and the deadly boot of Jakarta Skinner put the game beyond the home team. The Wolves have shown that they can do it when they need to, long may it continue.  Very well done.

     

    Report by Kevin Forrest

     


    Wellington U11ís 20th Dec

    Isle of Wedmore 7 Wellington Wolves 2

    Wolves faced Isle of Wedmore who are unbeaten and only conceded  1 goal in 9 games in the Taunton Youth League. Wolves kicked off with too short a first pass and put them selves under pressure straight away against a well drilled Wedmore side who passed the ball well and were unselfish up front and linked well.Wolves defended well in the first 10 minutes but let things slip and a combination of defensive errors,keeper parrying the ball into the oppositions path and good play by Wedmore put Wolves down 3-0.Wolves got a goal back with a good run from Callum Chiver who linked with Jakarta Allan-Skinner whoís shot was saved by the Wedmore keeper only for George Butterfield to slot away the rebound.Wedmore scored again 4-1 half time.Second half Wolves played with more confidence as they did at the end of the first half and had chances and again Jakarta Allan-Skinner held the ball up well linked with Callum Chivers to get him a goal and Wolves 2nd ,and the only team to put 2 goals past the Wedmore side and again only silly mistakes lead to Wedmore getting 3 more goals in the second half 7-2 final score which Wolves played better than the score suggests. 
     

    Wellington U11ís 13th Dec

    Wembdon 4 Wellington Wolves 1
     
    Wolves started as well as Wembdon with the action mainly stayed within midfield area with the ball not going past the two defences, but two midfield defending error which lead to 2 goals for Wembdon before half time.Second half saw a lot more action, some good runs and passing which lead to  jakarta Allen-Skinner against the Wembdon goalie, unfortunately the speed at which he was traveling stopped him from passing to Callum Chivers who was perfectly placed and so lost it to goalie.Not long after Jakarta crossed to Callum but was unable to connect with ball.Wembdon then came on the offensive and saw them lob the ball into the top of the net which Jack in the Wolves goal was helpless to stop.Then within a few minutes they scored again with a  header from a corner.Wellington then went on the offensive and managed to get the ball to Jakarta who fired it at the goalie who was unable to hold onto it and allowed Callum who had chased it in to tap over the line.There were issues with our game which need work on but to be fair Wembdons place in the league does not pay them justice for their good game play today. Their defence was amazingly strong and were shutting our players down very quickly.Final score 4-1.

    Wellington U11ís 6th Dec

    Bridgwater Wolves Madrid 2 Wanderers 1

    Wanderers started with determination on this frosty bright Saturday morning on a pitch which was not suited to good passing football with the grass being very long.Wanderers tried  to pass the ball a round but found it very difficult.Wanderers looked like they would be given a penalty but the ref gave it outside the box when Noah Brown was brought down but missed the target from the  free kick.Wanderers did not create any clear cut chances and started just to kick hopeful balls forward instead of passing football.Madrid found going a bit easier being slightly bigger and stronger up front and caught Wanderers on the break and scored first.Wanderers pressed forward and but pressure on Madrid but it was not pretty football but managed to score through Cameron Atkinson collected the ball after a goal mouth scramble and slotted in the corner of the goal 1-1 half time.Second half went much the same with Madrid having the better chances catching Wanderers on the break but it was from a poor goal kick that Madrid gained the lead.Wanderers pressed and Tom Morgan was put through only to be brought down again outside the box,from the resulting free kick Tom Morgan hit the cross bar the ball came back off the Madrid keeper into the path of Wanderers on coming player Jake Butterworth who slotted it home.Wanderers thought they had equalized but the lineman gave it offside which looked a dubious  decision.2-1 final score. 

    Wellington U11's 29th Nov

    Wanderers 2 Galmington Dragons 1
    Wanderers started well and put plenty of pressure on Galmington but struggled to find the final pass to take the lead.Wanderers were solid at the back and continued to have most of the possession and were rewarded from a corner which the Galmington keeper got his hands to and pushed it to the back post which a Galmington defender knocked into the goal 1-0 half time.Second half Wanderers continued to have most of the play and created lots of good chances which were very well saved by the Galmington keeper who kept them in the game as he did in the first half. Galmington scored against the run of play and the game looked like it was going to be a draw as the previous week but Wanderers managed to regain the lead with a goal from Noah Brown with 5 minutes to go. Galmington put in a last ditch effort with 4 consecutive corners which Alfie Lane the Wanderers keeper made a couple of great saves to give Wanderers the points in a game which was more of a battle come the end, 2-1 Final score Man of Match Nesta Whiteway-Scott ,Alfie Lane and the Galmington Keeper. 

    Wellington U11's 22nd Nov

    Galmington 2 Wanderers 2
    Wanderers started very sluggish on a wet and soggy pitch and took a long time to get going even thou having the majority of the play but could not get a decent strike on the Galmington goal.Galmington who defended in numbers and tried to catch Wanderers on the break which they did several times and scored halfway through the first half.Wanderers continued in the same vein and managed to squeeze the ball into the corner of the goal through a crowded box by Cameron Atkinson 1-1 half time.Wanderers started the second half with a bit more determination but Galmington defended well and also had their own chances which Alfie Lane the Wanderers keeper saved well,then  Galmington scored against the run of play.Wanderers dug in and were camped in the Galmington goal mouth for long periods of the second half and were rewarded with a goal from Noah Brown.Good strong tackling from both sides made it a very even game 2-2 final score

    Wellington Wolves 1 Tone Youth Hornets 14

    Despite the score line the Wolves actually tried to play football. Everyone tried really hard. George Butterfield and Charlie Weston both had good games. As did Adam Hill. Izaak Letton fitted in well in the holding role. So overall Wolves did well.Tone Youth are a good side and Wolves gave them some trouble at times going forward. Wolves did get a little bit shoved around  on the ball though as Tone Youth are a strong and physical  side.6-0 at half time.Second half Wolves got a goal through  Callum Chivers and the man of the match was voted unanimously at the end of the match forJack Wood, his shot saves were great, most of the goals came from long range and into the top of the net.

     


    Wellington U11'S 15th Nov

    Bridgwater Rhode Lane 2 Wellington Wanderers 6
    Wanderers started a bit nervous and took their time to get into shape against a determined Rhode Lane side,but grew into the game and took the with a fine shot from Noah Brown and then added a second from Tom Morgan.Wanderers never looked completely in control and miss kicks lead to Rhode Lane getting two quick goals back which looked like they would be going in at half time level until Noah Brown was brought down in the box which he scored from the spot.Second half was much more even but Wanderers took their chances and Alfie Lane the Wanderers keeper amazingly kept the  Wanderers goal in tacked.Goals from Tom Morgan,Cameron Atkinson and Noah Brown made the final score 6-2.All players played well from both sides making a very good and tense game.

    Galmington 4 Wellington Wolves 1
    Wolves started slowly,miss kicks and passes to the opposition.Struggling a little with a new shape. Eventually they settled and provided some flashes of good forward play. Galmington goal came for a needless panic in the box clearing to the edge which went to the opposition who shot and hit the bar, Jack Wood the Wolves keeper had tried to save the shot but the rebounding ball from the bar hit him and went in. Wolves responded well with some good pressure, which resulted in Charlie Weston hitting a screamer from outside the box which meant we went in at half time 1-1.At that point felt the game was evenly balanced, however the second half saw our complete collapse as a team. Wolves did not play football at all,and went back to a bunch of boys playing kick and chase. That resulted in 3 second half well taken goals by Galmington. To be honest whilst the strike was good quality, Wolves actually gave them all three of their goals through our poor play.Wolves did try to play some attacking football though. Cameron Forrest and Callum Chivers tried to link up and George tried his best, but in front of goal Wolves were panicky and rushed which led to miss kicks and sliced strikes.

     


    Wellington U11'S 8th Nov

     

    Wellington Wolves V Minehead Cancelled
     
    Spaxton 0 Wellington Wanderers U11ís 6
    Wanderers travelled to Spaxton on a very wet and windy Saturday morning.The Ref decided that the pitch was just about playable.This was not conducive for good football with it being very wet and the grass being very long but this did not stop Wanderers trying to play good football through out the match and played the ball around very well in the difficult conditions and took the lead through Cameron Atkinson and 2 more from Tom Morgan before half time 3-0,and should of had a hat full more but for the ball getting stuck under their feet,goal mouth clearances and the Spaxton goalkeeper having a good game.Second half playing up a slight slop did not stop Wanderers good play and added 3 more goals in this half from Noah Brown,Marley Scholfield and Flynn Smith.This half was much like the first with Wanderers not giving Spaxton any chances to score.6-0 final Score.Man of Match awards Harvey Grabham & Oakley Scribbins for good passing awareness and nearly getting on the score sheet.
     

    Wellington U11'S 1st Nov- Do Double

    Wanderers 11 Ruishton 3
    Wanderers started strong and quickly got to grips with the opposition and soon took the lead through Flynn Smith an. then Tom Morgan added a second moments later.Wanderers also were not giving Ruishton any chances at the other end with good defending from Nesta Whiteway-Scott,Jack Luxon & Ben Wardell.Jake Butterfield hit a fine shot from the edge of the box into the roof of the net,Noah Brown made it five all within the first 15 minutes and looked in control only for Ruishton to hit back with 2 long range shots but this need not stop Wanderers adding 2 more before half time through Noah Brown and then Tom Morgan.Second half started scrappy Wanderers players taking on to much individually and did not make the most of the space they were creating until Noah Brown ran from the half way line and slot the ball past the on coming keeper.Cameron Atkinson added number 9 before Ruishton got 1 back 9-3.Tom Morgan score his third & forth to make the final score 11-3.

    Wellington Wolves 8 Ė Bridgwater Wolves 3

     Despite the score line this was a game of two halves. Wellington started with flair and domination scoring seven first half goals and looked to have a comfortable advantage over the struggling Bridgwater team. However cracks in the Wellington play started to appear just before half time which saw Bridgwater creeping back into the game and saw some near misses.Bridgwater started the second half the strongly, whilst Wellington seemed to struggle to get back onto the pitch and play. It soon became apparent that Wellington had decided to go for the kill by trying to get the score into double figures with everyone pushing forward and everyone trying to score a goal however it wasnít to be as some good attacking play was batted of by some strong defending. This seemed to knock the Wellington confidence in front of goal. On the other hand Bridgwater took advantage of Wellingtons determination to push forward and scored three break away goals in quick succession. Wellington defence seemed shell shocked, which resulted in all the previous good discipline of the first half replaced by panic and miskicks. However some injuries led to a few positional changes which could be said to count for the change in play.Nevertheless our battling spirit showed through with a lovely lofted pass from Cameron Forrest over the back of the Bridgwater defence to George Butterfield with a strong run down the right wing and a fantastic cross for Jakarta Skinner to slot home his fifth goal of the day.Final result 8-3 to us.Scorers Jakarta Skinner 5,Monty Bayliss 1,Callum Chivers 1 & Izaak Letten 1

     


    Wanderers Stop Unbeaten Run 25th Oct 14


    Wellington Wanderers U11ís 3 Bridgwater Wolves Madrid 0

    Wanderers faced top of the table Madrid who had won 7 from 7 before todays game.Wanderers started well with great determination to win the ball and within the first five minute nearly got off to a great start only for the ball to be cleared off the line three time with shots from Tom Morgan,Flynn Smith and Cameron Atkinson which the Bridgwater keeper saved well at the end.Wanderers kept pressing and looked the better side and were rewarded with a goal from Tom Morgan.Wanderers battled well in all positions and were worthy of there second goal by Flynn Smith.Wanderers should of added 2 more before half time.Second half was a bit scrappy for the first 10 minutes which was played mostly in the Bridgwater half.Bridgwater then got more into the game and missed a couple of good chances and Wanderers struggled to clear there area for the next 10 minutes.but then Wanderers produced a good move,run and fine strike from Cameron Atkinson finished any hope of Bridgwater Wolves Madrid getting back into the game 3-0 final score.All players played there part very well.
    Steve

    Wellington U11's 18th Oct

    Wolves 1 Taunton North 6
    Wolves who again were missing a couple of key players,started solid and held good shape for most of the first half  and held the Taunton side to a 0-0 score line half way through the half and had some good spells of possession but again miss control and mis kick cost them 3 goals before half time.Second half saw Wolves conceded a quick goal but got one back with a good spell of pressure ending with Cameron Forrest shooting low into the corner from the edge of the box.Wolves created more chances but could not convert them and pushing forward to try to get back in the game which left gaps at the back which they did not fill quick enough and Taunton North added 2 more goals which could have been avoided with less panic.6-1 final score.

    Wellington U11'S 11th Oct 14

    Ruishton 2 Wanderers 2

    Wanderers started well and had most of the posession with good passing moves and were rewarded with a goal from Noah Brown.Wanderers continued to have most of the play but were caught on the break a couple of times which were both well saved by Alfie Lane in the wanderers goal.Noah Brown added a second goal for wanderers but Wanderers missed several more good chances.Ruishton were unlucky not to get a goal back when they hit the post at the end of the first half.Second half Wanderers continued to dominate the play but could not score Ruishton had two shots in the whole of the second half which both found the back of the net.Wanderers had more very good chances but put them wide.Wanderers deserved a lot more from this good performance. 2-2 final score. 

    Wolves 0 Isle of Wedmore 10

    Wolves players played a really good and committed defensive game. They even threatened to score at times for most of the first half. It took Isle of Wedmore a good 15 minutes to break the deadlock, and to be fair we gave them that goal, their second was a good goal, their third was offside by a country mile. They scored another two before half time, one good goal, and another which also looked offside making it 5-0 at half time.The second half saw another two offside goals scored, and another two good goals. The Wolves keeper had a moment of madness which cost us a goal.Wolves were getting tired and started to chase the game which led to a few poor passes and panicís in the goalmouth. However put alot of efforts in this game despite the 10-0 score line.

     

     

     

    Wellington U11ís 4th Oct

    Wanderers match against Spaxton was cancelled due to them not being able to raise a side.
     
    Wolves 0 Staplegrove 17
    Wolves who were missing several key players and who could only field a nine man squad with no subs struggled against a very strong Staplegrove side. Man of the match Jack Wood in goal,Monty Baylis and Jakarta Allen-Skinner did not stop trying the whole game.Hopefully some valuable lessons can be learnt from this performance.
     

    27th Sept 14 Wellington U11's

     Isle Of Wedmore 0 Wellington Wanderers 8

    Wanderers at last find form putting on a  very fine and strong display.Keeping good posession right from the start.Cameron atkinson making several good runs down the right side and you could see a goal was on the cards at some point.Wanderers also looked strong at the back with Nesta Whiteway-Scott playing just in front of the back to wining most of the ball.Wanderers took a well deserved lead through Noah Brown after about 10 minutes and then added a second with a well taken header from a good cross.Cameron Atkinson made it three before half time.Second half Wanderers continued there good play.Nesta Whiteway-Scott deserving his Man of the Match award for wining everything in the front of defence and the Wanderers goal was only threatened a few times.At the other end Wanderers continued to score with 3 more goals from Noah Brown 1 more for Cameron Atkinson and the last a well struck shoot from Reece Vowles 0-8 full score.

    Wellington Wolves 2 Galmington Dragons Raiders 8

    Galmington Dragons Raiders arrived with a fast and well drilled team and exploited their speed to great effect. Galmington used long accurate diagonal balls for their speed merchants to chase, unfortunately our defence were almost always second to the ball, thus leaving a number of one on ones with Wolves Jack Wood. Jack did his best to narrow the angles when the strikers and prevented what could have been a high scoring first half. In the second half Galmington adapted their play and shot early or chipped Jack when the broke through and scored a number of goals from the edge of the box to score a number of goals.The Wolves seemed to be a bit lacklustre, nevertheless they created a few good chances which saw Jakarta Skinner plant a lovely header from an excellent corner delivered by Callum Chivers into the net midway through the first half. Jakarta was later to score the teams second goal, which again can only be described as a quality strike. These however were the only quality strikes for Wolves in this game. Whilst they created chances, they regularly found themselves coming off second best in tackles and missing their chances in front of goal again. Man of the match Jack Wood.

     

    Wanderers 1 Bridgwater Rhode Lane 5

    Wanderers started positively and had most of the early play but could not break through the Rhode lane defence,who defended in numbers and looked to catch wanderers on the break which they did after about 10 minutes.Wanderers heads dropped and Rhode Lane added another moments later.Wanderers kept pressing and were rewarded when Cameron Atkinson ran through into the penalty box and was brought down,Cameron scored from the spot 2-1 half time.Wanderers tried to press in the second half but could not get hold of the ball in the middle of the park and gave the ball away far to easily and were also slow in moving the ball forward which gave Rhode Lane time to get players back.Rhode lane again were quick in get the ball forward,wanderers held them until the last 10 minutes where they score 3 goals 5-1 final score. 

    Wellington Wanderers 7  V  Bridgwater VPR 8

    Wanderers started well and both teams looked well evenly matched,both teams created chance which VPR took first.Wanderers responed with a well struck shoot from Cameron Atkinson but a few defensive errors and well taken shoots Wanderers fell behind .If Wanderers had taken the chance they had created could have been in the lead but could not hit the target and by half time were 4-1 down.With a good talking to at the half time interval Wanderers started the second half with more confidents in front of goal and within 10 minutes were 5-4 up with goals from Tom Morgan(pen),Cameron Atkinson 2 more(3 total) and Noah Brown.But then Wanderers started to push forward to much leaving a big hole between the defence and the rest of the team which VPR took advantage scoring 4 quick goal back with one being a  penalty making the score 8-5.Wanderers again missed chance like the first half,eventually Noah Brown got his second and Cameron Atkinson his 4th which set up a tence finish but ran out of time to equalize 7-8 final score.  Man of Match Cameron Atkinson

     

     Tone Youth Hornets 10  V Wellington Wolves 1

    This week a depleted Wolves team faced arguably their toughest opponents in the division, Tone Youth Hornets. The Hornets are an accomplished attacking force, however they have historically been susceptible to break away goals . With this in mind Kev set the team up in the rather unusual formation of 1 4 4, the intention was to resist the Hornets onslaught and hit them hard on the break out.

    Initially the plan looked to have gone catastrophically wrong as within ten minutes the Wolves were 3 - 0 down and heads were staring to drop. A quick swap of positions putting Jakarta Skinner in the centre of defence alongside Shae Connor Wells and moving Izaak Letten from the centre of defence to the centre of midfield seemed to stem the flow and settle the team a little, and after a while the boys started to play some nice linked up football. On one occasion Monty Baylis ran into trouble on the right wing, he used his head passed the ball backwards which was then passed across the defence and came out on the left wing. Some nice link play between Adam Hill and Charlie Weston led to an attack which although nothing came of it seemed to bring the heads up, and soon after that Jakarta Skinner placed a great long distance shot straight into the Hornets net. What followed was a bit of an all-out Hornets attack, which was dealt with almost adequately by the defence, however the Wolves seemed determined to place themselves under the cosh by poor midfield positional play from goal kicks which meant that the ball always ended up in the Hornets possession, eventually this led to 2 further goals. Although these goals were conceded for no reply, the score didnít really reflect the chances the Wolves had to reign in the Hornets. The tactic of hitting on the break was the right play to make, however on several occasions we squandered which can only be described as sitters in front of goal, had Wolves taken their chances the half time score would have probably been 5-4, however it wasnít to be and the teams went in at half time with Hornets 5-1 up.

    A slight change in the line-up after half time saw Liam Milton coming in at right back for George Butterfield, the 4 man midfield was reduced to 3 with Monty Baylis tasked with sitting just in front of the midfield as a kind of defensive forward. This seemed to work as for the first 10-15 minutes the Wolves matched the Hornets in skill and attacking efforts, however the lack of killer instinct in front of goal cost Wolves dear with another bunch of sitters missed. As expected the Hornets kept their attacks coming, and is a single 5 minute spell scored 3 almost identical goals. The Wolves defence failed to press the player when a ball passed from inside of the Wolves box to a waiting player on the edge saw three great strikes hit the net. This led to a drop of the heads for a while which led to further midfield positional mistakes, and again the Hornets benefited from goal kicks not reaching Wolves midfield players, and consequently 2 further goals.

    It would be true to say that despite the score line, the Wolves displayed periods of passing and team play which I was very proud of, and had they taken the chances they created with that play we may not have won the game, but the score line would have been far far closer.

    Things to work on this week:

    (1) Midfield positioning from goal kicks

    (2) The consequence of becoming a spectator in midfield when we lose the ball

    (3) One on ones with the keeper

    Man of the Match

    Callum Chivers for never stopping running and trying to bring the game back to us

    Kev

    Wanderers blues & Wolves Happiness

    Tone Youth Wasps U11's  3   Wellington Wanderers U11's 1

    Wanderers started well and the game flowed with both sides playing good football.Wellington were playing the slightly better football but wre not creating any clear cut chances and fell behind after 10 minutes but hit back 10 minutes later with a well struck shot from the edge of the box through a crowd of players into the bottom corner from Flynn Smith ,1-1 half time.Second half was much the same with both teams missing chances but a slip from the wanderers keeper with the ball ending in the back of the net from a corner.Wanderers put lots of pressure on the Tone Youth side but could not find the final ball to get a goal back.Tone Youth score again right at the end 3-1 final score. All wanderers players played well with 4 players playing there first league game Noah Brown,Marley Schofield,Reece Vowles & Nesta Whiteway-Scott.  Man of Match Flynn Smith

    Wellington Wolves U11's  6   Wembdon U11's  5

    Wolves started very well with good passing and communications between the players and soon found themselves 5 goals up with only 1 goal against, goals came from Izaak Letten 2 ,Cameron Forrest,Monty Baylis &  Callum Chivers scoring straight from a corner 5-1 half time.The second half was a completely different story with a combination of  Wembdon changing there formation and Wolves pushing to far foward and started to conceed goals,Wolves pulled players back to help out and managed to hold on with Wembdon scoring 4 and Wolves scoring 1 through  Callum Chivers in the second half, 6-5 final score.  Man of Match

    Cup Final Day

    Wellington Wolves V Tone Youth Hornets

    Wolves got off to a slow start,mis-timing tackles and lots of miskicks.The only thing they did with success was clear the ball from the back but this did not relieve the pressure from a very strong and organized Tone Youth side and soon found themselves 3-0 down at half time.Second half Wolves started to play a bit better but it was a bit to much to ask against a strong side and went 4 behind,they did strike back straight away with a good move finished well by Charlie Weston and looked like they could have added more but ran out of time.

    Wellington Wanderers V Staplegrove Saints

    Wanderers started well and put lots of pressure on Staplegrove and came close several times only for the ball to be cleared but finally from a clearance Jack Luxon scored from long range and moments later a good move lead to Flynn smith hitting the post 1-0 half time.Second half was much like the first but could not get the second goal which left gaps at the back and Staplegrove capitalized and scored a good goal.Wanderers pressed again but could not get the winner final score 1-1.Went to Penaltys Staplegrove won 4-1.

    Wanderers And Wolves Progress To Finals 22/3/14

    Wanderers who played at Rhode Lane,Bridgwater on a very long grassy pitch in the TPS Mini soccer Plate 2nd Round , got off to a bit of a slow start with the pitch not help at all,the long grass stopping their usual fast flowing football of late and finished 0-0 against Tone Youth Wasps.
    The first game of the morning saw Rhode Lane hold Taunton North to a 0-0 with the Rhode Lane posts & bar being battered.
    Wanderer second game saw them go 1-0 down early to a Rhode Lane cross and well headed goal,Wanderers the much stronger side put lots of pressure on Rhode Lane and eventually a Tom Morgan cross was bundled into the goal by the keeper and Wanderers should of added more.
    A win in the final game would see then through,with a early goal from Charlie Sharland they whet 1-0 up but could not add a second to ease the tension 1-0 at the end.
    Tone Youth Wasp won the final game to finish top.
    Wanderers did not play as well as they can but the pitch had a lot to do with it.Charlie Sharland was MOM with Cameron Atkinson showing again his much improved form , Flynn Smith in his usual battling self and Jake Luxon was solid at the back.
     
    Wolves who played at Wembdon in the TPS Mini soccer Cup 2nd Round ,Despite having a full squad and not playing the kind of football I have seen them play in the past, the whole team put in another massively mature and gritty performance which eventually resulted in us topping the group.Jakarta Skinner scored a wonder goal to beat Taunton North, which in effect turned out to be the decider on who came top of the group, as we were equal on points and goals at the end of the day!

    We were beaten by an  Wembdon side, nevertheless the boys all took it in their stride and came back fighting for the final and decisive game. We knew we needed to beat Galmington Dragons by more than 2 goals to secure a place in the final. The boys delivered with 2 for Monty Baylis and 1 for Cameron Forrest for no return.

    Overall man of the match award went to Alfie Hill again as he has showed great maturity and hardly lost a tackle.

    Jakarta Skinner and Charlie Weston also need to be mentioned in dispatches as they both put in what I consider to be their best performance for a long time.

    Wellington U10's Cup 1st Round 15/3/14

    Wolves V Spaxton

    Wolves who have a full squad started fast in matches of only 10 minutes one way.Two  quick goals settled them down with some good play but Spaxton got a goal back to make it a close finish.2-1.

    Wanderers V Minehead Marines

    Was a close run affair with not many chances 0-0.

    Wolves V Galmington Falcons

    Was very close with wolves pinching a goal against a very good Galmington side 1-0.

    Wanderers V Bridgwater VRP Eagles

    Wanderers got off to a great start and continued it till the end 5-0.

    Wanderers V Wolves

    Was a very exciting game with wanderers creating the better chances and having more of the possesion  but wolves did catch them on the brakes a few time.Neither side could apply the finishing touch 0-0.

    Wanderers V Galmington Falcons

    Galmington who looked strong but wanderers passed the ball around well and looked very solid at the back not concedeing any goals so far in the tourament.Again could not get the ball in the back of the net,squandering chances 0-0.

    Wolves V Minehead Marines 

    Minehead who had played well against wanderers were starting to loss there way and wolves were to strong 2-0.

    Wanderers V Spaxton

    Wanderers who new they needed a win to finish in the top two played against a spaxton side who were beatable started strong and again solid at the back but again  squandered chance after chance and looked very tyred come the end 0-0

    Wolves V Bridgwater VRP Eagles

    This game was a formalility for wolves having already qualified top.They created lots of chances but looked like they were never going to finish inthe back of the net.finally got two near the  end 2-0

    Wanderers needed Minehead to beat Galmington in the last game to give them a chance,Minehead whet 1-0 up but could not hold on and galmington scored twice

    Wolves qualified for the Cup & Wanderers qualified for the plate next round.

     

    Staplegrove V Wellington 8/3/14

    Staplegrove Saints 5 Wellington Wolves 2

    Wolves who were missing a couple of key players,really did not get going after a long break of 13 weeks without a game.They were second to the ball and mis-kicking a lot against a side who were up for the challenge. The score would have been a lot more but for good goal keeping from Jack Wood.Goals came from Cameron Forrest and Ben White.

    Staplegrove Sinners 2 Wellington Wanderers 3

    Wanderers who saw wolves struggle were more determind and past the ball around well.A close game was finished with a good run and finish by Flynn Smith with the two other goals from Tom Morgan following up twice from powerful shots by Charlie Sharland.

    Staplegrove Sinners 2 Wellington Wolves 2

    Wolves second game was much like their first, they looked sluggish and could not get things going which found them 2-0 down at half time.Second half saw Wolves show how they could play with more determination,strong in the tackle,first to the ball and without jumping in like the first half they got two quick goals back from Charlie Weston  and Alfie Hill.In the end they were unlucky not to pinch a win.

     Staplegrove Saints 1 Wellington Wanderers 4

    Wanderers started fast as like their first game with two quick goals from Cameron Atkinson and Tom Morgan then added a third with a well worked goal finished by Charlie Sharland.Saints scored from long range to get them back in the game but this was extinguished by Flynn Smith scoring straight from a corner kick. 

    Wanderers V Wolves 10/12/13

    Wanderers and Wolves played the best game of football I had seen them play,with the game being played at a fast pace and going from end to end.Nothing could set the two teams apart,only Jack Wood's fine goal keeping stopping wanderers who had the best of the chances.Even a powerful strike from Charlie Sharland was pushed away.It was 1-1 at half time and only a late goal from Wolves separated the two side at the end.

    Wanderers 1 Wolves 2

    30th Nov Wellington U10's Home to Tone Youth

    Wellington Wanderers & Wolves suffered there first defeats of the season.

    Wanderers started well,playing there best football of the season so far.With some good passing moves which give them the lead and could have added another moments later,only being cleared off the line several times.Tone Youth Hornets got rewarded when the ball slipped from the keepers hand.Wanderers could have added two or three more but went in at half time 1-1.Second half Wanderers began to tire against a strong hornets side conceding an own goal and another scrappy goal at the end of the game.Final score 1-3.

    Wolves could not get things going and did not play with there usual flowing football,only good defending and goal keeping stopping Tone Youth Wasps.Final score 0-0.

    Wolves second game against the stronger Tone Youth side Hornet,Wolves took a surpries early lead and began to play a little bit better with good defending and saves keeping the score 1-0 at half time.Second half Wolves where under a lot of pressure and had trouble clearing the ball which lead to two second half goal for the Taunton side.Final score 1-2.

    Wanderers second game showed they where the better side,creating plenty of chance but only going in at half time 1-0 up.Second half was much the same and only being 1-0 up one slip could see them lose the lead but managed to hold on for the win.Final score 1-0.

    16th Nov 2013 Wellington Home to Taunton North

    Wellington U10's Played there first Home match of the season against Taunton North

    Wining all four games against a strong Taunton Side.

    Wolves played first,showing good passing of the ball and rewarded with two goals but Robins the away team pulled one back before half time.Second half saw Wolves add two more goal with Monty Baylis getting his third of the game.Final score 4-1

    Wanderers played Lions who looked the better of the Taunton North sides and went 1-0 up.Wanderers hit back before the end of the half.Second half saw Lions take the lead when a well struck shoot was well saved by keeper Alfie Lane only for the rebound to go straight to a lions player.Wanderers again draw level with a long range shoot going through several players legs and ending up in the corner of the goal,Wanderers put the pressure on and scored a minute from time through Mason Corner's very first goal for the team. Final score 3-2.

    Wanderers played again against Robins and showed they where the stronger side taking a 1-0 lead before half time and adding two more in the second half.Final score 3-0

    Wovles second and the final game of the morning started well taking a 2-0 lead but let things slip and by half time the visiter where level.Second half was close with Wolves missing the best chances but finally Monty scored giving Wolves the win and him 5 goals in the two games.Final score 3-2

     

    2nd Nov 2013 Wellington U10's Away to Ruishton

    Ruishton Rebals 0 Wellington Wolves 5

    Ruishton Rebals 1 Wellington Wanderers 5

    Wolves started where they left off in there last game with some good following moves but missed lots of opportunaties,eventually scoring which open the gates and went in half time.second half  added 2 more.

    Wanderers got off to a great start with a great move for the first goal and 2 more quickly followed.Second half the oppsition started to get into the game and created two or three chances getting a goal back, but wanderers responed quickly with two more goals before the end.

    Wellington Wanderers & Wolves U10's play there first game in the TPSMINI league away to Galmington 19th Oct 13

    Results Galmington 1 V Wellington Wolves 7

    Galmington 0 V Wellington Wanderers 3

    Galmington 1 V Wellington Wolves 3

    .Galmington 1 V Wellington Wanderers 3

    Wolves got wellington off to a great start showing all the training we had done pre-season was paying off,with great passing and team work leading to some well worked goals.

    Wanderers did'nt shown such good passing,but with great determination and hard work and one good move lead to the first goal set them on there way.

    Wolves second game- did not show the great passing they had shown in the first game but where still the stronger team.

    Wanderer second game was much like the first,went 2-0 up but Galmington got one back and made it close until we got the third.

    Sixth match

    Wellington U8's 6th Match

    Wellington U8's V Bishops Lydeard at Bishops Lydeard 14th Jan 12

    Wellington's first game back after a long Christmas break,Which they continued where they left off wining all four games.

    Wellington Wolves 5 Bishops Lydeard Pumas 2  Scorers:-Jakarta Skinner,Cameron Forrest,Ben White & Monty Baylis 2

    Pumas got off to a good start,Shea-Conner Wells made a good save only  for the rebound to be put in the net.Jakarta scored  only for pumas to score before half time 2-1.Wolves showed they where the stronger side adding four goals in the second half from Cameron,Ben and 2 from Monty,one from a tight angel.

    Wellington Wanderers 1 Bishops Lydeard 0 Scorer :-Jack Wood

    Wanderer created lots of clear cut chances but only converting 1 from Jack and the second half was much the same.

    Wolves 7 Panthers 1 Scorers:-Jakarta Skinner 4,Cameron Forrest 2 & OG

    Wolves thought they got off to the best start when Jakarta shoot hit the roof of the net and coming back out and not being given,luckily better luck followed with goals from Jakarta twice,Cameron & a OG before half time.Second half Jakarta got his hat-trick and then a fourth.Panthers got a penalty when Shea-Conner pick up the ball thinking he was still in goal but he did see the funny side.Cameron scored the last just before the end.

    Wanderers 8 Pumas 1 Scores:-Ben Wardell 3,Max Edgecombe 2 & Flynn Smith 3

    Wanderers got off to a great start with the best goal of the day,a good passing move followed by a run down the wing and good cross by Flynn and volled in by Max.Wanderers continued there good play adding goal another from Max ,a hat-trick from Ben and a solo effort run the length of the pitch and scoring from a tight angle from Flynn with only 1 goal in reply for Pumas at half time.Second half saw Flynn add 2 more to get his hat-trick.

    Next Game 4th Feb Away at Wembdon

    Wellington U8's Results

    Coach Steve Smith Back row-Cameron Forrest,Jakarta Skinner,Cameron Atkinson,Oliver Bride,Tom Morgan,Flynn Smith,Ben Wardell,Ben White,Jack Luxon

    Front Row-Jack Hemmings,Charlie Sharland,Jack Wood,Alfie Lane,Monty Baylis,Max Edgecombe,Thomas Mansfield 

    Wellington U8's played there last game in the Tony Pryce Sports Mini League,

    Putting on a brilliant display in all areas of the pitch away to Galmington Dragons winning all four game,finish an excellent season:-Played 42,Won 28,Drawn 8,Lost 6,Goals for 108 & Goals against 50 

    Wellington V Galmington Dragons 24th March Away

    Wolves 3 Eagles 0  scorers Jakarta Skinner,Ben White & Cameron Forrest

    Wanderers 3 Falcons 0  scorers Charlie Sharland,Jack Luxon & Cameron Atkinson

    Wovles 4 Falcons 1  scorers Ben White,Jakarta Skinner 2 & Cameron Forrest

    Wanderers 4 Eagles 1 scorers Flynn Smith,Charlie Sharland,Ben Wardell & Jack Luxon

      

    Wellington V Wembdon   17th March 12  Away

    Wanderers 2 Saints 1  scorer Charlie Sharland 2

    Wolves 2 Dragons 0 scorers OG & Ben White

    Wanderers 1 Dragons 1  scorer Charlie Sharland

    Wolves 1 Saints 3  scorer Cameron Forrest (pen)

     

    Wellington V Staplegrove  10th March 12   Away

    Wanderers 3 Saints 0  scorers Cameron Atkinson,Ben Wardell & Flynn Smith

    Wolves 1 Sinners 0 scorer Monty Baylis

    Wanderers 2 Sinners 1   scorer Ben Wardell 2

    Wolves 3 Saints 0   scorers Cameron Forrest,Jakarta skinner & Shae-conner Wells

     

    Wellington V Bridgewater VPR   25th Feb 12   Away

    Wolves 3 VPR Eagles 2      scorers Cameron Forrest,Jakarta Skinner & Ben White

     Wanderers 2 VPR Hawks 2     scorers Tom Morgan & Jack Luxon

    Wolves 5 Hawks 3      scorers Cameron Forrest 2,Ben White,Jack Wood & Monty Baylis

    Wanderers 1 Eagles 1  scorer Ben Wardell 

    5th Match

     

    Wellington U8's V Bridgwater Wolves at Home at the  playing field 3rd Dec

    Wellington Wanderers 3 v Madrid 1      

     Scorer Max Edgecombe ,Charlie Sharland,Jack Luxon

    Wanderers controlled the game from the start with Max Edgecombe scoring first and Charlie Sharland adding a second before half time.Wanderers continued there good play with a goal from Jack Luxon before Midrid scoring at the end.

    Wellington Wolves 3 v Milan 2     

     Scorers Cameron Forrest,Jakarta Skinner,Shay-Conner Wells

    Wolves held there own against a good Bridgwater side and took the lead through Cameron Forrest and then Jakarta Skinner,Bridgwater hit back with 2 second half  goals,Wolves had plenty of chances and finally score through Shay-Conner Wells.

    Wolves 3 v Madrid 3  

    Scorers Jakarta Skinner,Ben White 2

    Wolves where in game that went from end to end,Bridgwater score first with wolves hitting back through. Jakarta Skinner.Wolves again going behind but getting a goal back straight away through a good goal by Ben White.Ben White scored again only for Bridgwater to draw level                                                             

    Wanderers 3 v Milan 2   

      Scorers Ben Wardell,Charlie Sharland and an OG

    Wanderers played well passing the ball around scoring first through Ben wardell.second half Bridgwater got a goal back,Wanderers had plenty of chances to increase there lead putting Bridgwater under pressure ending in an own goal.Bridgwater struck back in an end to end game,Bridgwater conceeded a penalty (hand ball) which Flynn Smith struck well only for the keeper to save well but only to put in the path of charlie Sharland to score.

     

    Next game away to Wembdom 17th Dec

                                                                                                                                                                        

    Wellington U8's 4th Match

    Wellington U8ís 4th Match V Spaxton & Rhode Lane at Rhode Lane,Bridgwater Sat 10am 19th Nov
     
    Wellington Wanderers :-Alfie Lane,Max Edgecombe,Jack Luxon,Tom Morgan,Charlie Sharland,Flynn Smith & Ben Wardell
     
    Wellington Wolves:-Oliver Bride,Thomas Mansfield,Jae Versey-Milton,Jakarta Skinner,Shae-Conner Wells,Ben White & Jack Wood
     
    Wellington Wanderers 4 Spaxton 1
    Wanderers started very well & good passing moves were converted twice before half time by Tom Morgan,Flynn Smithís solo effort made it 3-0 before Spaxton got one back.Flynn smith made it 4 before the end of the game.
     
    Wellington Wolves 1 Rhode Lane Wanderers 1
    Wolves started well but were put under a lot of pressure by a good Rhode lane side 0-0 half time .Second half went 1-0 down early,but hit back straight away with a long range effort by Ben White.
     
    Wanderers 3 Rhode Lane Wanderers 1
    Wanderers looked the better side and played the ball around well,Jakarta Skinner scored firist for Welly but Rhode Lane replied.Jack Luxon added twice before half time.Good play from both sides kept it to 3-1.
     
    Wolves 3 Spaxton 1
    Wolves score early from edge of box by Ben White and looked in control of game and Jakarta Skinner added a second.Welly were well on top but a surprise goal from Spaxton made it 2-1 half time.Wolves consolidated there lead with a well work goal finish by Oliver Bride.
     
    Next Game Home to Bridgwater Wolves 3rd Dec
     

    Wellington U8's 3rd Match

    Wellington U8ís play there 3rd match in the Tony Price Friendly League V Taunton North Sat morning 29th Oct at wellington playing field.
    Wellington Wanderers 1 Taunton Lions 4
    Wanderer start well and passed the between each other against a good taunton side.Went a goal down but struck back quickly with a powerful strike from Charlie sharland.Two quick goals put them behind but good play from Flynn smith,Tom Morgan,Max Edgecombe & Jack Luxon created chances without reward.Good defending from Ben Wardell,Jae Versey-Milton & Alfie Lane in goal kept the score to 4.
    Wellington Wolves 2 Taunton Robins 0
    Wolves started strong with Thomas Mansfield,jakarta Skinner linking well from the back to Ben White & Shae-conner Wells the middle to Oliver Bride & Camron Forrest up front ending in a goal from Jakarta Skinner.The second half was much like the first with the second goal coming from an excellent strike from Camron Forrest.
    Wolves 1 Lions 5
    Wolves started well but 3 quick goal put heads down,but still created chances getting one back throw jakarta Skinner,second half was close but the strong taunton side adding 2 more.
    Wanderers 3 Robins 0
    Wanderers played well again passing the ball around and a well worked goal finish by Charlie Sharland,Wanderers kept the Robins under pressure forceing an own goal from a corner at the end of the first half.Wanderers continued there good play an added a 3rd


     
    Pictured in New Kit Donated with money from last year u8's,from left to right Wanderers are Jae Versey-Milton,Tom Morgan,Alfie Lane,Flynn Smith,Jack Luxon,Charlie Sharland,Max Edgecombe,Ben Wardell & Coaches Steve Smith & Mark Edgecombe
    Wolves are Ben White,Thomas Mansfield,Oliver Bride,Jakarta Skinner,Alfie Lane,Shae-conner Wells,Camron Forrest & Coaches Mark Edgecombe & Steve Smith
    Next Game against Spaxton & Rhode Lane at Spaxton 19th Nov

    Wellington v Tone

    Wellington Wanderers 0 Tone Horents 7

    ,wellington were hit with a couple of quick goals & heads dropped ,but still created chances but could not score  and started to loss there shape

    Wellington Wolves 1 Tone Wasp 1

     wellington played with much better shaped & again created alot of chances,if  could only find the target.good defending from Thomas Mansfield & a goal from Ben White

    Wellington Wolves 1 Tone Horents 1

    Wellington where under a lot of pressure from a very good tone side & had chances with the game going from end to end,Goal from monty Baylis.

    Wellington Wanderers 0 Tone Wasps 0

    Wellington had most of posession but yet again could not score & much better shape .good defending from Max Edgecombe            

    Wellington V Minehead 8th Oct 11

    Wanderers 2  Minehead Milan 0  scorer Ben Wardell

    Wolves 3 Minehead Inter 0 scores Jakarta Skinner & Cameron Forrest 2

    Wanderers 5 Inter 0 scorers Flynn Smith,Tom Morgan 2,Ben White & Charlie Sharland

    Wolves 0 Milan 2 

    Wellington V Wellington

    Wellington Wanderers 4 Wellington Wolves 1

    Wanderers scorers Tom Morgan 2,Flynn Smith & Jack Luxon

    Wolves scorer Ben White 

    U8's First Competitive Friendly Matches

    Against Culm United at Magelake Meadow,Uffculme  Tuesday 6th Sept 2011

    Wellington Wanderers 2-Culm United 0 (Charlie Sharland 2)

    Wellington Wanderers put on a very good and disciplined performance for their first game against a good Culm side.Alfie Lane was excellent in goal coming out and claiming the ball,Flynn Smith showed very good positional play controlling the back with Ben Wardell both linking well with Tom Morgan,Max Edgecombe in midfield & Charlie Sharland up front,who took he's first goal well from a wide position.Leading 1-0 half.The whole team put good passing moves together as in the first half with Charlie scoring a second.

    Wellington Wolves 6-Culm United 0 (Jakarta Skinner 3,Camron Forest 2,Ben White 1)

    Wellington Wolves played very well for their first game also against Culm.Starting off with some good strong tackling and opened the scoring when Jakarta Skinner ran the full length of the pitch to score and added a second a moment later.wellington where growing in confidence as the half went on and a good cross was meet with a strong header from Ben White which was saved well my the Culm keeper.2-0 half time.Second half saw Camron Forest score twice and took both goals very well,but wellington started to leave gaps at the back and if it was'nt for last ditch defending by Jack Luxon,Shea-conner Wells and another good goalkeeping display by Alfie Lane the score may have been different.Jakarta and Ben adding two more goals. 

     

    First League Match 24th Sept 2011 10am at Home