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Under 14s 2014-2015

Until the pages are shifted to the new age group, info will continue on the U13s page.  As Andy advised, communication this year will be via the Wellington U14s facebook page so remember to check it regularly.  Listed below are the fixtures for the coming season (subject to possible change).

SUN 07 SEP 2014 14:30
Wellington U14 v Wembdon Youth U14 Venue: Recreation Ground Courtland Rd #1

SUN 14 SEP 2014 14:30
Twyford Spartans U14 v Wellington U14 Venue: Amory Park Tiverton EX16 6DQ

SUN 21 SEP 2014 14:30
Avishayes Coombe Youth U14 v Wellington U14Venue: Coombe St Nicholas F.C Slades Cross. #2

SUN 28 SEP 2014 14:30
Wellington U14 v Bridgwater VPR U14 Venue: Recreation Ground Courtland Rd #1

SUN 05 OCT 2014 14:00
Wellington U14 v Bishops Lydeard  Venue: Recreation Ground Courtland Rd #1

SUN 12 OCT 2014 14:00
Galmington Dragons U14 v Wellington U14 Venue: Galmington Park Taunton #2

SUN 19 OCT 2014  14:00

Wellington Town U14 v Tone Youth U14 Hornets Venue: Rec Ground Courtland Rd

SUN 26 OCT 2014 14:00
Bishops Lydeard Youth v Wellington U14 Venue: Darby Way Bishops Lydeard #3

SUN 02 NOV 2014 14:00
Wellington U14 v Avishayes Coombe Youth U14 Venue: Rec Ground Courtland Rd

SUN 09 NOV 2014 14:00
Wellington U14 v Galmington Dragons Under 14 Venue: Rec Ground Courtland Rd

SUN 16 NOV 2014 14:00
Bridgwater VPR Under 14 -v- Wellington U14 Venue: Bridgwater College #2

SUN 23 NOV 2014 14:00
Wellington U14 v Twyford Spartans U14 Venue: Recreation Ground Courtland Rd #1

SUN 07 DEC 2014 14:00
Tone Youth U14 Hornets v Wellington U14 Venue: Blackbrook Pavillion Taunton #1

SUN 14 DEC 2014 14:00
Wembdon Youth Under 14 v Wellington U14 Venue: Chiltern Trinity Sports Centre TA6 3JA #1


BAG PACK - Asda Saturday 26th July 9am-1pm

We have a bag pack session arranged as above.  If everyone could do a 2 hour slot we can easily cover all tills for the whole 4 hours.  Please let Gill know what time you can be there. Text Gill on 07741-489163.

Presentation Night Sunday 1st June

Presentation night starts 7pm at the Football Club.  Please bring with you plate of savoury or sweet as per Andy's text.  If you have any ideas people we could approach to sponsor us next year, please let Andy know.  Please note that next season communication will be via a Facebook page.  Look forward to seeing you on 1st.

End of Season

Please keep checking texts and website for details of the Presentation Evening, which will be posted as soon as it is arranged.  I still have a few outstanding subs from Ryan, Chris and Rohan P.  If you text me I'll let you know amounts.  Thanks Gill.

WELLINGTON 4-5 TONE YOUTH

It was a sunny day for the u13’s last game of the season. The game was highly anticipated as the opposing team were the leaders of the league, Tone Youth. The match was made even harder with Wellington only having 11 players. Shortly after the game got underway, Dan Troup scored within the 3rd minute. It was a long kick from goalkeeper Harry Butler that got Dan his goal. However the celebration was short lived after Tone Youth scored 3 minutes later. There was then a great ball through to Dan who had a good goalscoring opportunity. However, it was 3 against 1 and Wellington ultimately lost the ball. Wellington then worked hard to create another great goalscoring opportunity for Rohan Poulsom who chose not to shoot and passed the ball. It then came into possession for Tone Youth. The opposition then had a one on one goalscoring opportunity with Wellington’s keeper but failed to score and sent it wide. Rowan Blazeby then made a great run down the pitch just before half time. A minute after the match was resumed Tone Youth chipped the ball over Harry, who had come off his goal line, and the ball went in. This meant that Tone Youth had taken a 1-2 lead against Wellington. The ball travelled from end to end without hitting the back of the net for either team. Tone Youth made a few shots that went wide or over the goal. Wellington then took a free kick from just outside the box. Unfortunatley it went straight into the wall and Tone Youth were back on the attack. Tone Youth then scored again from a corner making it 1-3. Wellington then had another shot from Dan that was sent wide by the goalkeeper. However, Dan then came back a scored a great goal to make it 2-3. Wellington then equalised by a goal from Rohan Poulsom. Minutes later Dan had sent the ball to the back of the net to make it 4-3 and secure him a hatrick. However with minutes to go Tone Youth equalised and made it 4-4. Wellington then made a great save from Harry Butler. After a corner, Tone Youth managed to scramble the ball into the goal, taking the lead at 4-5. A free kick was then given in Wellingtons favour. It was then cleared and sent back in from a throw in. Robert Hall then made an excellent block in the box and sent it out for a corner. Tone Youth then failed to score a final goal before the whistle was blown. Overall Wellington played well and surprised the opposition by putting up a good fight. It was a quality game of football and great last game for Wellington.

Match Report by Alice Hall.

WELLINGTON 9-4 GALMINGTON DRAGONS

The Spring sunshine warmed up the players nicely for what is always a well contested game against Galmington Dragons.  The visitors were first off the mark, but Wellington equalised soon after, Tyler Fyfe firing home his first shot of the afternoon.  This was follwed shortly after by goal number 2 from Dan Troup, and with 25 mins played, Wellington were 5-1 up with Tyler Fyfe on fire, having scored 4 out of the 5 goals!  Not content with scoring, Tyler played some magnificent passes resulting in goal number 6 from Harry Butler. 

The second half started with more of the same, with Wellington taking every opportunity that came their way.  Following two great saves from the Galmington keeper, Welly put one in the back of their own net to make the score 6-2.  Wellington were now playing uphill and kept up the quick pace of the game.  A great ball out of defence by Dan Troup  went through to Harry Butler who shot it past the keeper to score Wellington’s 7th goal.  The Galmington goalie was kept busy with the shots coming thick and fast.  Rohan Poulsom tried a Rooney style chip from centre field, but this was saved by the goalie.  Harry Butler then scored his final goal of the game – another splendid pass from Tyler, which went past the keeper and rolled into the goal.  Galmington had the consolation of two goals in the second half to bring their tally up to 4, but the Wellington boys certainly came out on top today.

A magnificent confidence booster for their last two games of the season, coming up this week.  Thursday away to Twyford and home again on Sunday to Tone Youth

WELLINGTON 2-1 STAPLEGROVE

This fixture is always a good one and todays match didn't disappoint.  It was end to end play from the whistle with Wellington seeming to be the more composed and organised for much of the first half even though they we against the slope at the recreation ground.  Nick Denslow had yet another fantastic match from left back, with Chris Coupe(c) remaining as consistent as ever at centre back and brilliantly supported by Tyler Fyfe and Cameron Tracey.  Max White, the Wellington keeper, had a huge game with some truly magnificent saves.  Harry Butler and Rohan Poulson in mid-field worked hard to supply good ball to Ethan Osbon and Elliot Worth on the wings and their strikers Dan Troup and Will Powell.  It wasn't long before the pressure took its toll on the Staplegrove defence leaving Harry Butler to take a free kick from mid-field.  The ball landed well for Ethan Osbon, who hit the ball home to open the scoring for Wellington after 20 minutes of play.  Whether it was Wellington who sat back a little or Staplegrove who picked up their game the next goal came from Staplegrove who equalised after just 3 minutes.  This brought to an end a fantastic first half of football. 

The second half started brilliantly for Wellington, who had the slope.  Dan Troup and Olly Morrell, striking for Wellington, opened up the Staplegrove defence on numerous occasions and after five minutes of sustained pressure from the lads in orange, Harry Butler chipped the ball beautifully over the Staplegrove defensive line for Dan Troup to smash home Wellington's second.  It continued to be end to end football for the remainder of the match, but the lads from Staplegrove went home truly 'tangoed' with Wellington holding on for their two nil victory.  Fantastic! Come on Welly!

WELLINGTON 2 - 5 WEMBDON

A busy recreation ground met the lads in orange for a clash with one of the top teams in the league.  For the first half, Wellington were against the slope of the now dry Wellington pitch and were made to defend furiously against the quality attack that Wembdon have.  The whole Wellington team worked incredibly hard but at half time were three nil down.  Nick Denslow had another cracking first half at left back and Rohan Poulson opened chances for Wellington in mid-field.  For the second half, Wellington had the slope advantage and from the whistle nearly made it count with a lovely passing move that put Tyler Fyfe in on goal only for the shot to go wide.  Unfortunately it was Wembdon to score again but a minute later Harry Butler scored Wellington's first - giving some much need hope to the Welly lads.  Wembdon kept the pressure on the Wellington defensive line and were lucky to score next with a shot that bounced awkwardly over Max White.  The lads from Wellington never gave up.  Their heads never dropped and Tyler Fyfe was to have the final say, slotting the ball beautifully past the Wembdon keeper who literally towered above him.  A much better second half saw the goals two a-piece.  The final whistle brought to an end an exciting match that Wellington, with luck on their side, may well have sealed another two goals if it wasn't for the giant keeper in the Wembdon goal.
Come on Welly!

SPAXTON 1 - 10 WELLINGTON

A break in the weather meant Wellington's manager,Andy Butler, had to do some last minute ringing around in order to organise a team for the game at Spaxton.  With the sun shining and not a cloud in the sky, yes hard to believe I know, the view from the Spaxton sideline was beautiful and then the two teams began to warm up, shake hands and prepare for kick off.  It was end to end play before the Wellington lads broke the deadlock with a stunning strike from the left back Nick Denslow after 17 minutes.  The Spaxton boys' heads lowered and Wellington saw their chance.  The lads in orange flooded forward again and again and Ethan Osbon made it two nil under a minute later.  Two minutes after that a beautiful strike from Elliott Worth took the score to three.  Ethan, was again on the score sheet just a minute later taking the score to four one.  Rowan Blazeby finished the half in style for Wellington with a sublime shot from 20 metres that gave the Spaxton keeper absolutely no chance what-so-ever.  Half time couldn't have come sooner for Spaxton.  A few tactical changes later, Wellington started the second half as they finished the first.  A couple of minutes in, Elliott shook the back of the net again for Wellington.  A surprising 11 minutes went by without any further goals, until Ethan Osbon bagged his hat-trick with a delightful shot to the corner of the Spaxton net. He was at it again 5 minutes later taking his match tally to 4.  Almost immediately from the restart Rowan Blazeby made it 9 for Wellington - another thunderbolt from the left wing.  Ethan Osbon was on the score sheet again, this time trying to clear the Wellington goal line and nudged the ball into his own net.  He made up for it 4 minutes later, slotting the ball home to take the final score 10 one to the Wellington boys.  A great team performance after such a long break.  Come on Welly!

SUNDAY 9 MARCH v SPAXTON

Sunday's game at Spaxton is off due to a waterlogged pitch. See you next week at training.

SUNDAY 2 MARCH

Game is OFF!

SUNDAY 23 FEB

Sunday's game is off. See you all at training next week.

TRAINING THURS 13 FEB

No training on Thursday - let's hope this weather starts to improve!; no game on Sunday.  Weather permitting training will be on next week (half term).  Please keep checking this page for updates.

TRAINING THURS 6th FEB

Due to the current bad weather we will not be training on 6th Feb.  No game on Sunday, so hopefully see you all next week.

SUNDAY 2 FEB Game Off

Sunday's game at Spaxton is off.  See you at training.

SUNDAY 26th JAN - GAME OFF

Again, as expected, due to the weather Sunday's game is OFF.  See you at training on Thursday.

Match Report Cup Game v Galmington

Galmington Dragons 5 Wellington U13 1

To prevent us all from playing in waders, the latest round of the cup for Wellington was played at the Castle School all weather pitch against Galmington Dragons.  Kick off was at 4pm, it was cold and the light was fading.  However, the boys in orange knew this isn't an excuse to let the Dragons go two up within the first 3 minutes.  From then on it was an uphill struggle,but, the Wellington lads never gave up and they were the next to score after a short spell of attacking football; Dan Troup managing to get on the end of a cross that wasn't cleared by the Galmington defence.  At half time the score was three one to Galmington.

The flood lights came on early in the second half and from the whistle Max White in the Wellington goal was tested by some great attacking football.  Max was up to the job and made a succession of magnificent saves.  Nick Denslow and Chris Coupe played well in the Wellington defence, allowing their team to move the ball wide on numerous occasions and then challenge the Galmington goal.  Elliot Worth had an outstanding second half on the wing for Wellington but the opposition were too good and put another two past Max before the end of the match.  A disappointing result after a long spell without a competitive game due to the weather.
Come on Welly!

Sunday 19th Jan GALMINGTON CUP GAME

The venue and timing for Sunday's game has changed, due to the Council calling off all games on their pitches. The game will now take place at CASTLE SCHOOL ASTRO, K.O. 4PMPLEASE BE THERE BY 3.30PM.  If you haven't already done so, you will need to text Dave to confirm your availability - if we do not have sufficient numbers then the game will need to be postponed.  Dave's number can be found on an earlier post. 

Sunday 12th January

Please note Sunday's game is now postponed.  Andy is away until 23rd Jan.  In the meantime training will be as usual on Thursdays at the astro.  Any problems please contact Dave 07718 620427 or Gill 07741 489163.  See you at training on Thursday.  If you know you have any outstanding subs to pay, if possible could you please bring on Thursday so we can try and get up to date.  Many thanks, Gill.

Sunday 5th Jan Match Postponed

Happy New Year everyone.  You guessed it - Sunday's game is postponed due to a waterlogged pitch!   Training will resume on Thursday as usual.

Asda Bag Pack

Just to let you know, we are not doing the bag pack as  we didn't have sufficient numbers.  Hope you all have a great Christmas and see you in the New Year.

Tone Youth 7 Wellington U13 1

After a long spell without a competitive match, the Wellington lads put Christmas shopping and mince pie tasting to one side to take on Tone Youth over at the Blackbrook Sports and Leisure Centre.  With a storm brewing overhead, the light began to fade as the match kicked of at 1430.  Tone were one nil up after only a few minutes and the signs were not looking good for the Wellington lads.  The heavens opened as the home team scored again and the wind picked up blowing across the pitch therefore no one had the advantage.  As the rain got heavier the lads in yellow scored again and the pitch became a mud bath through the middle.  At half time, Tone youth were 4 nil up, the ball was sticking to the centre spot and the supporters were thoroughly cold and wet.

Richard Henwood and Mike Hall took the boys to one side in the absence of Andy Butler and Dave Poulsom and gave the Wellington boys some needed advice and encouragement.  The second half started much better, with Wellington having more of the ball and passing it with more accuracy.  Tone scored twice more before Wellington earned themselves a penalty after a pleasing period of play in the home side's half.  It was Erin Boga who stepped forward to take the kick on his return to the side after a spell with Wellington Rugby Club.  As the Wellington supporters held their breath, Erin hammered the ball past the keeper.  It was, unfortunately, Tone who had the final say in the match by smashing their 7th past Max White in the Wellington goal.  The Wellington boys though, as ever, came off with their heads held high ready for their next match - after, of course, all the festive celebrating at this time of year!
Come on Welly!

ASDA Bag Pack Sunday 22 Dec

We have a bag packed booked for the Sunday before Christmas.  I need to know everybody's availability ASAP so we can work out a rota that suits everybody.  Please let me know at training.  Thanks Gill.

Wellington U13 3 Staplegrove 2

On a bitterly cold Sunday afternoon, Wellington met Staplegrove for the third time this season for the next round of the cup.  The Wellington squad was nearly back to full strength with Rob Hall returning from a wrist injury, but, with Dan Troup's arm still in plaster cast and Harry Butler unavailable the Wellington lads had a new look out on the park with Rob taking a mid-field role and Rohan Poulson playing up front.  From the whistle it was all Wellington - some excellent passing play and great running on and off the ball meant it was the boys in orange who were first on the score sheet - Ethan Osbon finishing accurately in the corner of the net after only 5 minutes of play.  It was Rohan Poulson next to punish the Staplegrove defending after some imaginative and skilled play from the Elliott Worth on the wing.  5 minutes later is was Ethan Osbon who grabbed his second with Rohan Poulson hitting the post a couple of minutes after that.  It was a great first half with the Wellington lads playing skilled, creative and enjoyable football and going into the break 3 nil up.

Staplegrove came out for the second half a different side.  They pushed forward and attacked the Wellington goal from the off.  The Wellington defenders stayed strong and cleared their lines until the ball fell to a Staplegrove attacker who lofted the ball high and long and just over the outstretched arms go Max White in the Wellington goal.  Rob Hall came off injured and Wellington had a reshuffle which seemed to knock their confidence slightly but were rewarded with a controversial penalty with 15 minutes to play.  Ethan Osbon stepped up to secure his hat trick, but hit the post (a fair result).  After that, it seemed to be all Staplegrove - they were the better team in the final quarter and managed to score their second with 5 minutes left to play.  With the excitement building and the light fading, the Wellington lads pushed forward one last time only to hear the referee's whistle ending the game.  Wellington will now face the Falcons in the next round.
Come on Welly!

UPDATE 2013-2014 Season

Hi all, we have the fixtures through for the season ahead.  Please see link to website below where you can view fixtures. Can you please let me know as soon as you can if you know your son won't be available for any of the fixtures, so I can balance team selection as much as possible.   Please note that it looks like we will be playing our fixtures on the Rec sadly this year.

We have not got signing on papers for Matt, or Ethan, so can you ensure that we have the forms filled in asap please.

We have a friendly against Tiverton on Weds 4 Sept and one with Staplegrove, the same week, probably on the day before.

This is the new website for our league, so please keep an eye on it; http://full-time.thefa.com/Index.do?divisionseason=539743249&league=616883141

There will be footy training this Thursday from 6-7.30 by the tennis courts.  I may schedule another session, so keep an eye on the website and texts.

Thanks

Andy

Sunday 24th November Cup game v STAPLEGROVE

Sunday's game will be played on the Tennis Court pitch, kick off at 2pm.  Please be there NO LATER than 1.30.  Late comers may start on the bench! 

MATCH - Sunday 10th Nov

This weekend's game has been called off due to the heavy rain.  See you all at training on Thursday.

Bishops Lydeard 4- 4 Wellington U13

A fantastic 4 for Harry B

From the off it was end to end stuff with each side having early chances.  Wellington started strongly, however it was Lydeard who scored after Max White had completed numerous outstanding saves.  This motivated the Wellington lads who pushed forward to try and level with Nick Denslow and Ethan Osborne leading by example, but were caught by a counter attack and Lydeard seemed to be heading to half time 2 nil up.  A minute before the whistle, Harry Butler sliced through the Lydeard defence and smashed an accurate shot into the corner of the net.

The second half started with Bishops Lydeard attacking strongly.  This didn't seem to affect the Wellington lads too greatly and within 5 minutes of the restart Rohan Poulson slotted an exquisite ball through the Lydeard back four for Harry Butler to hammer his and Wellington's second.  Everyone knew by the frantic nature of the play that score wasn't going to stay as it was.  But it was Lydeard who took the lead yet again, after a swift pass from their right wing to allow their striker to slot the ball home neatly, 3 2.  Cameron Tracey then made a superb pass from right back over the Lydeard midfield and through their central defenders to free Harry Butler to calmly and skilfully get his hat-trick and make the scores level at 3 a piece.  5 minutes from time, the Lydeard winger and striker teamed up once again to create one of the moves of the match - a lofted pass over Wellington's midfield and defence to a calmly forward who controlled the ball beautifully and put the ball wide of Max White in goal.  Lydeard took the lead again!  Was it to end there? Of course not, the Wellington lads never give up and who was to seal the game at 4 all but Nick Denslow who fought hard for the ball in the middle of the field, then lofted the ball to Harry Butler who made sure of his fourth and the game ending in a draw.  Well done to all the lads, especially Harry Butler.
Come on Welly!

Wembdon 6 Wellington 2


From the first whistle, Wellington knew they had a serious and skilful opposition.  The boys in orange went to Bridgwater with two players sidelined with broken bones and one away on holiday, however, it was Wellington who scored first with a stunning shot from distance from Harry Butler that flew over the keeper.  Shortly after, Rowan Blazeby hit the target, again from distance and again over the top of the Wembdon keeper.  It was a fantastic start to what turned out to be a challenging match.  The Wembdon team were a strong and well organised outfit and the back four from Wellington of Nick Denslow, Chris Coupe, Ryan Henwood and Cameron Tracy plus the busy Max White in goal did extremely well to keep the score at 2 1 at half time.

The second half started badly, with Wellington conceding an early goal as the opposition showed their class.  It wasn't long before Wembdon took the lead with a powerful free kick.  The match started to really open up, with both sides having numerous attempts on goal. Max White saved brilliantly and some great defending kept Wellington in the game.  With 15 minutes to play, Harry Butler found himself running swiftly onto a good through ball from the Wellington midfield.  The Wembdon keeper mis-judged the speed of the ball and Butler was round him and shot at an acute angle only just missing the far post.  This was the turning point of the match, Wembdon seemed to find another gear and peppered the Wellington goal.  Great keeping and overall defending wasn't enough this week and the score was soon 4 2.  Wellington kept their heads up but gave away two very late goals leaving the score 6 2 at full time.  Unlucky.

Come on Welly!

Wellington U13s 2 - 3 Twyford Spartans

 
The heady days of summer returned to the recreation ground for this hard fought match between the two teams who won promotion to the First Division.
 
Wellington playing down hill in the first half felt Twyford's presence from the off and the visiting team were first on the score sheet after 10 minutes.  With both sides contesting every ball, Wellington were awarded a free kick after 15 minutes which Harry Butler sent flying into the Twyford goal.  Throughout the half it was end to end football with great runs from Ethan Osbon and Nick Denslow, with Tyler Fyfe going just wide of the post and Dan Troup with a good opportunity just before half time.  Max White used his feet well in goal to deny the visitors the lead.  In the second half, Twyford won a free kick early on to take the lead, but the Wellington boys never gave up.  Ethan Osbon again made a great pass through to Harry Butler who fired the shot into the bottom left of the goal to equalise, 2-2.  With only 10 mins left Elliott Worth was unable to complete a superb pass by Matt Daniels.  In the final seconds, Twyford won a corner which they converted into the winning goal to bring the final score to 2-3.  An energetic game for both teams, but the Wellington boys will need to refocus for their game next weekend, away to Tone Youth.  Come on Welly!

Staplegrove 3 - 6 Wellington U13

After a cracking pre-season friendly, Wellington knew that this was going to be a competitive fixture.  Birthday boy Rohan Poulson led the boys out on an overcast day at Corkscrew Lane.  The lads in orange showed their class right from the whistle and after just two minutes Rowan Blazeby passed to Nick Denslow who weaved his way in from left back to calmly slot the ball past the Staplegrove keeper.  Wellington knew that this Staplegrove side had a lot of skilled players but they had done their homework and stopped any attack passing through to goal.  Harry Butler was next on the score sheet after some great mid-field play with Rohan Poulson and Matti Daniels.  This seemed to waken the Staplegrove forwards and 5 minutes later their number 7 smashed an unstoppable shot past Max White in the Wellington goal.  However, that strike was surpassed by a truly stunning free-kick from Harry Butler, from just passed the half way line that ripped into the back of the Staplegrove net.  60 seconds later, Elliot Worth passed to Dan Troup who got in on the act and slotted Wellington's fourth just before half time.
 
The second half began with a goal from Staplegrove and the tension was building.  Wellington substitutes were made and almost immediately Will Powell put Tyler Fyfe through on goal to regain the 3 goal lead.  Staplegrove pushed forward again and again, trying to score from distance, but the back four of Cameron Tracey, Ryan Henwood, Chris Coupe (captain) and Nick Denslow with Max White as keeper were up to the job.  However another powerful, deflected shot from their number 7 brought the home side within a couple of goals, but the tenacious Tyler Fyfe struck again a minute from time to make sure of the Wellington win.  A fantastic team effort from the Wellington boys.

Wellington U13 9-0 Spaxton


Playing for the first time this season on the Wellington Town's pitch, the U13 lads didn't disappoint.  From the whistle, it was pretty much total domination by the boys in orange.  After initally squandering numerous chances, Dan Troup put the home side ahead 10 minutes into play.  He doubled the lead after a further 10.  Rohan Poulson followed 8 minutes later and an unstoppable free kick from Harry Butler took the boys in at half time 4 nil ahead.
 
The second half matched the first, even if the Wellington lads had the slope against them.  After a superb run up the left, Nick Denslow smashed the ball home for his first of the season.  Soon after, Ollie Morrell passed the ball sweetly to Rohan Poulson who skilfully touched in for his second.  Three minutes later, Rohan had his hat-trick after the Spaxton keeper fumbled the ball close to the line.  Elliot Worth was the next to score a well deserved goal after some great passing from defence, through midfield and past the Spaxton back four.  Surprisingly, the goals dried up for 20 minutes, but Dan Troup wanted his hat-trick too and curled a great shot past the Spaxton keeper to end a memorable afternoon for the Wellington U13 lads.  All smiles!  Come on Welly!

Galmington Dragons 2 Wellington U13s 1

What a difference a week makes when it comes to the British weather.  The Wellington lads met the Dragons on a cold, wet and windy Sunday afternoon in stark contrast to the previous week.  Wellington lost the toss and had the slope and the gusting wind in the first half and together with some great passing, defending and overall team work, Wellington had Galmington pinned back in their own half for the vast majority of the time.  Unfortunately, Wellington couldn't capitalise and both teams went in at half time without scoring.

 

The weather turned nasty at the start of the second half and the Wellington lads found themselves against the slope and the developing wind.  Galmington were the first to score with an unstoppable shot to the top right hand corner of the net.  However, this only spurred the Wellington boys on and it was only a couple of minutes later when the ball was skilfully put through by Dan Troup to Will Powell who calmly blasted the ball past the Galmington keeper.  From the restart, it seemed to be all Galmington.  Max White kept Wellington in the game with a series of outstanding saves.  The Wellington back four defended well and Rohan Poulson played an outstanding game in midfield.  It wasn't long, however, before Galmington found a gap and slotted the ball into the bottom corner of the Wellington goal just evading the diving Max White for their second.  After a lengthy period of play in the now driving rain, both teams had chances to score again but the score at the final whistle remained 2 1.  It was a good learning experience for the Wellington lads - Galmington are nothing to be afraid of!  Come on Welly for the home fixture!

Trials at Bridgwater College

Please see below and contact Andy if you are interested.  PLEASE ALSO SEE PREVIOUS POST RE OUTSTANDING SIGNING ON FORMS.  Thank you Rowan B for yours, others are still outstanding.  Thanks.

We are a development centre that provides extra training for youth players that we believe would be able to be pushed through to academies. We only use outstanding coaches that deliver high quality sessions to help players develop. We also provide superb goalkeeping sessions for keepers to attend and progress through football.

We are holding trials on Tuesday 2nd July at Bridgwater college, so if you could encourage parents to arrive 15 minutes before we start, to register with us.

Bath Rd  Bridgwater, Somerset TA6 4PZ

I am more than happy with you sending along as many players as you feel necessary as you know your side, but could you please try and send a minimum of 5. If you have any players away on holiday for this date who you feel deserves the chance we will be happy to see in training afterwards if you contact me.
We offer specialist Gk training on the day so please send your Gk's along, defenders are always undervalued, left footed players are hard to come by, any players who are good athletes; quick and strong at running we would be very keen to see on the day and of course those with natural ability.
We are good option to boys who are currently training with or have pro clubs sniffing around, once they sign at u9s they have to leave their local club and friends however with FC Mid Somerset we can continue with you whilst receiving academy standard coaching and games enabling them to develop their game further.
Can you please speak to your selected players, let them know the details and get back to me in the next week confirming names or numbers (I just a number of players attending, we can collect players details on the day).
The schedule for the evening will be ball skills to assess the players technically, we will then get them playing some small sided fun games and finish off with some speed time trials,

SIGNING ON FORMS 2013-2014

I still need some signing on forms.  Can you please return to me as soon as possible.  Address is 52 Bovet Street.

Rowan B, Nick, Elliott, Matt and Ethan. 

If you have already returned form by the time you read this, then please ignore.  Thanks

PRESENTATION EVENING

The U12s Presentation Evening started off in style with a Dads v Lads match.  Twenty minutes each way and many goals later, with the exception of a few scrapes and bruises to the Dads! both teams came off the pitch having provided an entertaining game for the little band of spectators.  Please see photo in the Wellington U12s folder. 

Following the match the Presentations took place at Wellington AFC.  Speeches from the Mike Hall (Chairman) and Andy Butler (Manager), praised the boys for their achievements over the season with only two defeats.  The team was also commended for their sporting attitude all season -  win or lose.  Thanks were given  to Andy, Dave, Richard and Gill for their support, and also to Alex for providing the match reports for the website and the Welly Weekly.  The fantastic support of all our families was also acknowledged. 

All players were presented with a squad trophy with specific awards presented as follows:
Spectators' Player  - Matt
Players' Player        - Matt
Managers' Player    - Chris
Clubman                 - Ryan
Most Improved       - Eren
Top Goal Scorer     - Dan


WE DID FORGET TO TAKE PHOTOS OF THE AWARDS WINNERS.  IF YOU COULD TAKE A PHOTO OF YOUR SON WITH HIS TROPHY(IES) AND EMAIL IT TO GILL, THAT WOULD BE APPRECIATED.  Gill's email msghall1@talktalk.net

Well done to all the boys for a fantastic season.  Next year sees us move to Sunday afternoons.  Andy will let everybody know when pre season training will start in due course.  We will be arranging new kit for next season, and we may have an opportunity to try shirts for size before ordering.  If this is the case we will text you and advise by the website.


CHAMPIONSHIP PLAYOFF/TRAINING

Championship play off is this coming Thursday, 16th May, KO 6.30pm, at Bishops Lydeard.  Please be there by 5.45pm. In preparation, we will have two training sessions this week on Tuesday and Wednesday.  Both on the rec starting at 6pm.  Any problems or queries please contact Andy.

TRAINING 2 MAY/CHAMPIONSHIP PLAY OFF

There will be no training this Thursday, 2nd May.  The Championship play off will be on Thursday, 16th May at Bishops Lydeard.  We will hopefully have a couple of training sessions before this game, so please keep checking the website for latest info.

MATCH REPORT Wellington v Minehead

Please see squad photo in the photos section.

Wellington U12's 13 Minehead U12's 0
 
Wellington earn promotion after a well fought win.
 
On the final game of the season in the Tony Pryce Second Division, Wellington needed only to win to secure promotion to the first division, and they did this comfortably. Within the first few minutes of the game, Wellington had already grabbed two goals, one from Dan Troup and a second from Eren Boga, which was a contender for goal of the season! Troup grabbed his second a minute later after a nice passing move and Boga got another shortly after. Elliot Worth set up Rohan Poulsom for his first goal of the game and Nick Denslow set Troup up for his hat-trick after a fantastic run. The seventh goal of the game came after a fantastic piece of play from Will Powell, Elliot Worth and Eren Boga who finished nicely. Tyler Fyfe grabbed his first of the game and Rohan Poulsom get the 9th goal just before half time.
 
After half time, the goal rush slowed slightly but it still only took a matter of seconds before Fyfe grabbed his second, which took the score up to double figures and Fyfe snatched his hat-trick after he slotted Will Powell's cross into the net. The final goal of the game came from Worth, his deserved first. However, the chances kept coming after that and Cameron Tracey hit the cross-bar just before the end.  Rowan Blazeby and Matty Daniels played fantastically in midfield and set up the majority of the goals, and the defence of Ryan Henwood, Rob Hall, Chris Coupe and Nick Denslow left the keeper, Max White with very little to do.
 
The Wellington lads deserved this win and deserved the promotion that came with it. However, there may still need to be a play-off between Wellington and Twyford as they are drawn on points at the top of the table.

SATURDAY 27th March Wellington v Minehead

PHOTOS - Sadly the photographer is now not available for Saturday's game.  If anybody has a decent camera and fancies taking any photos, please bring it along!  
PRESENTATION NIGHT is Friday, 14th June.  Timings to follow.  
See you all on Saturday.

WEDNESDAY 24 APRIL Wellington U12s v Bridgwater VPR

Kick off  is 6.30pm.  All players to be there at 5.45pm.  The bar will be open at from 6pm and after the match for refreshment!  Pizza and chips have been ordered post match for the boys to enjoy - it will be an opportunity to get together before the final game of the season on Saturday.  We need to be thinking about next season's kit, so please make sure Gill measures you up before you leave!     Come on Welly - two games to go!

MATCH REPORT Bridgwater VPR v Wellington

Bridgwater VPR 3 Wellington U12 5

Well, what a difference a week makes - from the sublime to the ridiculous and I'm not just talking about the weather. This morning's game saw players tangled in the nets of open goals with the ball out for corners; wood work being used for target practice; three dubious decisions resulting in penalties and too much being said from the sidelines.
Yes the sun was out and the sky was blue, but the Wellington lads left their passing skills on the pitch in Taunton last week. As the temperature nudged to double figures, the Welly lads went out to maintain their winning form. However, it was Bridgwater who made the most of their chances early on and went one up after 15 minutes. Did this shake the boys into action - yes it did! Tyler Fyfe busied himself harassing the Bridgwater defence and gained a shot at a relatively open goal only to shoot wide and put himself in the back of the net. Not long after a spell of Wellington domination, Rowan Blazeby rattled the crossbar which was closely followed a Wellington penalty that was tamely side footed wide by Rohan Poulson. It wasn't until the 22nd minute that the score was levelled by a crisp shot from Dan Troup and both sides went into half time with honours even.
The half time team talk worked well because it took two minutes from the restart for Rohan Poulson to put the Welly lads in front with a delightful shot to the bottom corner of the VPR's net. This spurred the Bridgwater team on and were making a real game of it when Rob Hall, in goal for the missing Max White, was deemed to have fouled a Bridgwater striker in the penalty area. Scores levelled at 2 all. It was then all Wellington again, with Matty Daniels and Rohan Poulson skilfully placing the ball to the likes of Eren Boga, Elliott Worth, Dan Troup and Ollie Morrell to make strong runs forward which eventually resulted in Dan scoring to give the lead back to Wellington after 45 minutes. Another controversial decision followed against the consistently strong Wellington back four of Ryan Henwood, Will Powell, Chris Coupe and Nick Denslow giving another penalty to the VPR side who accurately slotted the ball into the Wellington net to level the score at 3 all. On 55 minutes, Matty Daniel's powerful shot was deflected in by a disappointed VPR defender - score 4-3! Straight from the VPR restart, they headed towards the Wellington goal. Rob Hall scooped the ball up safely and with a magnificently placed kick, put Eren Boga in space down the left wing. Eren ignited the after burners and raced past the VPR side and into the box and, with a fabulous delicate cross, put Rohan Poulson in to finish off the best move of the match with Welly's 5th.
With only a couple of minutes of play left, Elliot Worth ran through from half way and very nearly took the Wellington total to 6. His disappointment was shown by the dust kicked up from the very dry and hard Bridgwater pitch as the final whistle blew.
The boys know they could of had at least 8 today and need to improve before the teams meet again on Wednesday evening. Come on Welly!

SATURDAY 20th Bridgwater v Wellington

Tomorrow's game is at Bridgwater College.  Directions are:  Pass Bridgwater FC, follow road through gates and then take first left.  Follow road round down to the bottom then you will reach some locked gates and take a left and then park up.  There will be a cyclist dismount barrier.  Please be there for 10am at the latest. 

Re nominations for Players Player and Spectators Player, Andy has asked if you could please email him your choices on andybutler2010@hotmail.co.uk

Home game v Bridgy will be next Wednesday, KO 6.30pm.  All players and parents to be there by 5.45pm.  We should be able to use the changing rooms in which case we will need parental help to clear them out after the game.  See you tomorrow.

FIXTURE CHANGE AND TRAINING DETAILS

Please note that our remaining fixtures have changed again and are as follows:

Sat 20  April - Bridgy Away 

Weds 24 April - Bridgy Home

Sat 27 April - Minehead Home


Training Thursday 18 April, 6-7pm on the Rec

Date for Presentation Evening to be confirmed.  The presentation will include Players Player and Spectators Player, so can all involved please be thinking of their nominations.  Gill will bring some nomination slips to training on Thursday


MATCH REPORT Taunton North v Wellington

Taunton North 1   Wellington U12s 8
 
After a weather enforced break from match football, the Wellington lads were desperate to play the last few fixtures of the season.  They met Taunton North on a wet Saturday morning, but from the whistle dominated the game, having most of the ball and territory.  The Wellington lads began very well, passing the ball brilliantly, using the space available on what was a small Taunton pitch.  After a mere 12 minutes, Rohan Poulson put the ball in the back of the net after a great passing move from the wing.  Erin Boga was his usual swift self and ran rings around the opposition.  His strong crosses allowed the midfield of Matti Daniels and Rohan Poulson to push forward pressurising the opposition's goal.  6 minutes before the break, Dan Troup made it 2 followed by a wonderful shot by Elliott Worth a minute later to go into half time 3 nil up.
Just seconds after the whistle to begin the second half, Erin Boga sprinted past the opposition defence and smashed the ball into the back of the net for Wellington's fourth.  Wellington's defensive line of Nick Denslow, Chris Coupe, Rob Hall, Ryan Henwood and Max White (goal keeper) stayed strong and composed - using the wing to spread the ball wide and move it rapidly towards Taunton's goal.  It wasn't long before Erin struck again, putting Wellington a well deserved 5 nil up.  The sixth came from a fantastic corner taken by Rowan Blazeby met by Dan Troup's head that guided the ball into the back of the net.  A couple of minutes later, Nick Denslow fired in Wellington's seventh - his second of the season.  Andy Butler (Wellington's manager) rotated the subs to great effect, allowing Will Powell and Cameron Tracey (man of the match) to come on and continue the dominance of the Wellington side. Taunton's heads were down, but managed to scrape a consolation goal after a corner that was deflected in.  Wellington then grew stronger and continued to push for more goals.  Tyler Fyfe was his usual self, making darting runs forward and was unlucky to hit the post 5 minutes from time.  However, just before the final whistle, 'Hat Trick Dan Troup' fired the ball home for Wellington's well deserved eighth finishing the game superbly.
Another magnificent performance, probably the best yet.  Well done Wellington lads.

SATURDAY 13th April Away v Taunton North

All available players are in the squad for tomorrow.  Please meet at Blackbrook Pavillions at 10am.

TRAINING & FIXTURES

Training this week will be on WEDNESDAY 5-6pm on our usual pitch by the tennis courts.  Please bring £3 subs as usual and any subs owing for recent fixtures/training. Please be aware that the First team have a game this Wednesday so when training has finished, please DO NOT walk across the main pitch.  Thank you.

FIXTURES
Remaining fixtures are as follows:

Saturday 13th April - Taunton North AWAY
Wednesday 17th April- Bridgwater AWAY
Thursday 25th April - Bridgwater HOME
Saturday 27th April - Minehead HOME


Andy is arranging for a friend to take some photos of the boys at one of the last 2 games of the season. Can you please all confirm with Andy or Gill that you are happy for your son's photo to be taken. 

PRESENTATION NIGHT is yet to be confirmed, but would anyone be interested in a Dads v Lads game before the presentation?  Please let Andy know.

TRAINING

No training this week (Thurs 4th April).  Venue for next week's training to be advised in due course.  Hope you all had a good Easter.

GOOD FRIDAY ASDA BAG PACK

A huge THANK YOU goes to Sue Morrell for organising a select group of 6 boys to take on the bag pack yesterday morning at ASDA.  Their efforts raised a fantastic £177.94 + 1 Euro!   WELL DONE to all involved.

WEDNESDAY 27th MARCH

Game this evening at the astro against Wildcats U13s. Please be there for 6.45pm for a 7pm kick off.  As we are playing tonight there will be no training tomorrow as no game on Saturday.  Please let Sue Morrell know if you are available for bag pack and she will tell you if it is going ahead - dependent on numbers.  Sue's number 07551999967. Many thanks. 

GOOD FRIDAY ASDA BAG PACK

We still have a slot booked for Good Friday.   It's been a while since we mentioned this and unfortunately, I'm not in a position to co-ordinate this.  Would anybody be willing to take it on?  We need to know how many people are available and then decide whether to go ahead or not.  Many thanks Gill (07741-489163)

Saturday 23rd March Wellington v Bridgwater

Spring may have sprung - but unfortunately it is still raining!  Unsurprisingly tomorrow's game is off.

Saturday 16th March v Bridgwater

Sorry folks - it's off due to waterlogged pitch.

Saturday 16th March v Bridgwater

There will be a pitch inspection at 8am tomorrow morning.  Decision will be posted as soon as it is received, so therefore PLEASE check website before leaving.

Training and Match 16 March Away v Bridgwater

Dave will be taking training this week as Andy is unavailable.  Saturday's game is at Bridgwater College (nr the Football club) TA6 4PZ.  I suggest we aim to meet at 9.45.  There is due to be a lot of rain of Friday so there is a chance the game may be called off, so please check the website on Friday night, we will put a message to say whether it is on or off. Please make sure those who are available do play as we only have 11 players available because of a Court Fields activity.

Match Report Wellington v Hamilton Youth

Wellington U12s 14 Hamilton Youth U12s
 
Wellington Youth aimed to keep their spot at the top of the Tony Pryce U12, 2nd division in their game against one of the teams propping up the table.
 
The Wellington lads had learned from their mistakes of last game and passed the ball brilliantly from the first whistle and within a matter of minutes, Dan Troup had grabbed his first of a one-half-hat-trick. Rowan Blazeby and Rohan Poulsom also grabbing goals within the first half as well as a first goal of the season for defender Ryan Henwood. After half time, the Wellington and Dan Troup dominance continued when he grabbed the first goal of the second half. 4 new players got on the score sheet during this half, these being Matty Daniels, Elliot Worth, Will Powell and Chris Coupe, a defender, with a fantastic header - his first goal of the season. The midfield of Cameron Tracey, Matty Daniels, Will Powell, Olly Morrell, Rowan Blazeby and Rohan Poulsom played brilliantly all game as did the defence of Chris Coupe, Rob Hall, Ryan Henwood and Nick Denslow.  Max White also played well, although he had hardly anything to do in goal!
 
The Wellington boys played fantastically all game and deserved the win. Matty Daniels took the man of the match, however, all of the players could have taken the award for their brilliant performances.
 
Alex Coupe

SATURDAY 2nd March v Hamilton Youth

Well done tonight lads, that was a great session, the best we have had for ages.  I'm sure it will make a big difference to the game on Saturday, remember, keep passing and get into space!

Because of the excellent session EVERYONE is selected for the game.  Please be at the Rec by 9.45.  If there are any problems please let Dave know as I won't be there.  No refreshments this week as Gill has football elsewhere; so bring your own coffee.

Cheers 

Andy

REVISED FIXTURES

Two extra fixtures to add to your diary for relating to recently postponed games.

Saturday 13 April

10.30     Taunton North  v  Wellington     @ Blackbrook Pavillion

Saturday 20 April

10.30     Wellington        v  Minehead       @ Courtland Rd Rec


Match Report Wellington v Bishops Hull

Wellington U12s-9  Bishops Hull Falcons U12s-0
 
Wellington came into the game expecting an easy win after the previous 26-goal rout at Bishops Hull but were greeted by a more tactically aware side. However, they were also greeted by just 9 players!
 
The boys in orange started slowly and it took 15 minutes before Tyler Fyfe slotted his shot into the bottom corner. Wellington kept pressure on the opposition but were unable to convert any of their many chances until Eren Boga's run resulted in a powerful shot into the bottom corner. The boys gained a stern talking to at half time and came back out to perform far better. And, within a few minutes, Elliot Worth crossed the ball into Dan Troup to finish. Swiftly after that, Olly Morrell and Cameron Tracey both scored in quick succession, both were calm shots fired into the bottom corner. Elliot grabbed his second when he took a long range shot which squeezed into the net. The seventh goal came from a fantastic passing move starting from keeper Max White, who passed to Chris Coupe, who played the ball to Tyler to calmly slot home. The final two goals of the game came from Olly Morrell's second and Tyler Fyfe's hat -trick. The defence of Nick Denslow, Rob Hall, Will Powell, Chris Coupe and Ryan Henwood held a good line all game and Matty Daniels and Rowan Blazeby played fantastically all game, resulting in Matty being named the man of the match. This game left Wellington at the top of the Tony Pryce Youth U12's league.
 
Alex Coupe

MATCH SAT 23rd FEBRUARY

Everybody is in the squad for tomorrow.  Please be there for 9.45am.  PLEASE NOTE WE ARE PLAYING ON THE REC, NOT OUR USUAL PITCH. 

TRAINING THURS 21 FEB - CANCELLED

Due to unforeseen commitments, Andy and Dave are unable to make training this week.  Details re squad for Saturday's game will be posted, as usual, on  Friday. 

MATCH POSTPONED Sat 16th Feb v Minehead

Unfortunately, game has been called off due to a waterlogged pitch.   See you all at training on Thursday.  

Fundraising - we have a bag packing slot booked, at Asda, for Good Friday.  Can you please let me know if you are available and at what time, so we can decide how long we can cover.  If as many as poss could give a couple of hours, it's an easy way to raise funds.  We need to plan ahead as we will have to purchase new kit for next season.  Please think about it and let me know your availability in the next couple of weeks.  Thanks - Gill.

Saturday 9th Feb v Twyford

Hi all,  please be there at 9.30 tomorrow, I know it's early but it is an important game and we need to get preparation right.  Plus we are not sure about the nets etc!!  Please lads get an early night and a good breakfast. We need you all at the top of your game.  Make sure you bring waterproofs and warm clothes as it looks as though it may be cold and wet.  I will try and give you all some of the game but it may be difficult to give everyone a decent amount of time on the pitch.

Best of luck... bring it on!!!

PS  Bring your own coffee!  Unfortunately Gill will not be doing refreshments tomorrow.



Club Hoodies

I have some hoodies for the boys to try for size, so please make sure you see me at training on Thursday.  Hopefully then I can try and get them organised  over half term.  Thanks Gill.

MATCH INFO SAT 2nd and SAT 9th FEB

Ryan, Harry and probably Dan aren't available for this Saturday's game so everyone else is required.  The game is at Blackbrook Pavillions please be there by 10am.  Andy is not around so Dave will be running the team, if there are any problems please call Dave, not Andy, on 07718 620427.  Weather looks like it should be OK, so hopefully we will get a game this weekend :) PLEASE KEEP CHECKING THE WEBSITE FRIDAY EVENING/SATURDAY MORNING FOR ANY CHANGES.  IF THE GAME IS CANCELLED IT WILL BE POSTED HERE.

Next Saturday (9th) is the home game against Twyford.  This is a really big fixture for us.  I would like all players at the ground by 9.30.  I know this is early but it is important that we prepare for this game properly.  Please make sure the lads get a good nights sleep and a good breakfast too.  If anyone is unavailable please let me know as soon as possible as I would like us all there for the game.  We have a senior ref for the game so hopefully there will be no issues.

Match 2nd Feb v Blackbrook

Unfortunately, this weekend's game has been called off.  See you all at training next week.

UPDATED FIXTURES

Yet again, due to the weather, the fixture list has been updated to reschedule unplayed games.  Please see as follows and, remember to, check regularly as fixtures will be liable to change until the end of the season! 

Saturday 2nd February 2013

10.30    Taunton North v Wellington U12s Blackbrook Pavillions

Saturday 9th February 2013

10.30   Wellington U12s v Twyford Spartans  Courtland Rd Rec

Saturday 16th February 2013

10.30    Wellington U12s   v  Minehead Town   Courtland Rd Rec

Saturday 23rd February 2013

10.30     Wellington U12s   v  Bishops Youth  Playing Field Rec

Saturday 2nd March 2013

10.30      Wellington U12s  v Hamilton Youth   Playing Field Rec

Saturday 16th March 2013

10.30    Bridgwater VPR  v  Wellington U12s Bridgwater College

Saturday  23rd March 2013

10.30   Wellington U12s  v  Bridgwater VPR   Courtland Rd Rec

 

Website for fixtures and results http://sportsadmin.co/tyl003/fixtures?competition_id=20


Training THURSDAY 24th JAN

Due to the continuing challenging weather conditions this week's training has been cancelled.  Please also remember that the game scheduled for this Saturday has also been postponed - so a lie in!!
Enjoy and hopefully see you all next week.

FIXTURE CHANGE SAT 19th and 26th JAN v BRIDGWATER VPR

No great surprise - tomorrow's AWAY game at Bridgwater has been called off due to the weather.  Please also note that next week's HOME fixture against Bridgwater has been rescheduled for March 23rd, as they are unable to field a team due to a school trip.

Sat 12th Wellington v Hamilton

The squad for this week's game is all boys except for Harry and Beast. Can you please be there by 9.45am.  We will need help to locate and put up the nets.  Please be aware that work has started on the new pavillion and the amount of parking available in the Courtland Road car park has been reduced.  You can, of course, park for free on Beech Grove, but if parking in the North Street car park please remember this is pay and display.

All rain is forecast overnight, so please check the website before leaving home.  I will only post if the game is cancelled.  Thank you and see you all tomorrow.

Match Report Bishops Hull v Wellington

Bishops Hull Falcons 0  Wellington U12 26
 
No, your eyes do not deceive you, Wellington's first match of the New Year resulted in an astounding win, with 4 players grabbing a hat-trick! The lads in orange started quickly and within 10 minutes they had scored 5 goals, these coming from Rohan Poulsom, Eren Boga, Dan Troup and Rowan Blazeby. All of them were either calmly finished shots or simple tap-ins. After this 10 minute spree, the goals just kept coming. Harry Butler finished well for his first of six, with Eren claiming a hat-trick. Rohan Poulsom and Harry Butler also got their well deserved hat-tricks shortly. 5 goals from Elliot Worth, Harry Butler, Eren Boga, Rohan Poulsom and Cameron Tracey rounded of the first half in superb style.
 
Wellington weren't as free flowing in the second half, however, they still took another 12 goals. The first of these came from Rohan Poulsom, closely followed by Rowan Blazeby, Will Powell and Harry Butler, who took his fourth and fifth. The 20 to 24th goals came from Max White (the team goalkeeper!), Elliot Worth and Rowan Blazeby, all from great passing moves. The defence of Chris Coupe, Ryan Henwood, Tyler Fyfe and Cameron Tracey held up brilliantly all game, not giving the opposition a chance to get out of their own half. The final two goals came from Harry Butler, one a diving header and the last summed the game up, a calm collected finish popped into the bottom corner.

The opposition struggled for the whole game, however, I must not take away from the fact the Wellington team played amazingly for the whole 60 minutes and this record win was much deserved!
 
Alex Coupe

SATURDAY 5th Jan v BISHOPS HULL FIXTURE CHANGE

Saturday's game has now been switched to AWAY at BISHOPS HULL.  We have been unable to speak to the Council to confirm whether the home pitch is payable or not and with rumours re other council pitches being called off, Bishops Hull have kindly agreed to swap the fixture.  PLEASE NOTE THAT IT IS A DIFFERENT VENUE TO PREVIOUS FIXTURES.  The new venue is on Stembridge Way, Norton Fitzwarren, TA2 6SX.  Do not be put off by the approach being through a housing estate!  The squad for the game is all boys with the exception of Elliott and Nick.  Please be there by 10am.  Any problems please contact Andy direct.

FESTIVE FUNDRAISING

Well done boys!  All your hard work on Sunday 23rd resulted in a grand total raised of £501.79!!!! I hope you all had a great Christmas and we will see you at training on Thursday 3rd January.  Please see post below re revised fixtures for the rest of the season.  Please remember to keep checking the website regularly as, with the current weather conditions, all fixtures are subject to change.   Happy New Year.

Sunday 23rd December

Don't forget to look at post below to check your times for the Bag Pack.   If anybody could help Pete on the last shift so I could open up the club and get the food started, that would be a big help.  Can you please pay all subs up to date on Sunday,  that will be for training last week (13th) and one or two who have some outstanding.  If in doubt, please text me for info on 07963 587276.
I look forward to seeing you Sunday.  Thanks.  Gill



Bag Pack Rota

 
 

 
10am-1pm

Will and Rowan (2hrs), Ollie, Matt (11-1), Ryan, Tyler

1pm-4pm

Elliott, Dan, Robert, Harry, Max, Chris, Eren


Adults

Time Slot 2 adults per hour. Adults can help with packing to try and cover all tills. Adults please do not leave until another parent has taken over from you and ensure money is not left unattended at any time.

Catriona,Eileen

10-11am

Sue, Steve

11am-12pm

Richard, Andy

12pm-1pm

Matt, Alison

1pm-2pm

Ian, Marcus

2pm-3pm

Pete, Gill

3pm-4pm

Saturday 15th December v Hamilton

Taunton Deane have called all games off this weekend.  See you all at the bag pack next Sunday.

Fixture this Saturday 15 December

The League have rescheduled a game due next year to this Saturday, to help with the backlog of fixtures.  We are at home to Hamilton on our usual pitch so please be there by 9.45 to help with the nets. I won’ t be there again this Saturday so Dave will running the team but please text me asap to let me know if your son is available or not. If there are any issues on the day please call either Dave 07718 620427.  Gill will not be available on Saturday, so a volunteer to collect subs and pay the ref will also be needed. 

We may get some heavy rain on Friday which potentially may mean we have to postpone so please check the website as this will be updated by 9.15/30 to say if game is on or off. Because of this game now being on there will be training this Thursday, it is the last session before the new year.”

Bag pack and Food

We have a bag pack at Asda booked for Sunday 23 Dec 10-4pm.  We will need to cover 2 shifts, 10-1 and 1-4. Almost everybody has now signed up for a slot, please see separate post (which will appear shortly!)  Your son will need to be in their kit please.

We plan then to have some food afterwards at the football club, say from 4-6. Gill will arrange sausage/chicken nuggets and chips, but can other parents please supply something seasonal, i.e. biscuits, cakes, chocs, etc for after. Some crackers or festive extras would be nice.  The bar should be available for the purchase of a festive tipple and/or soft drinks. Any offers to cook/serve and tidy away will be greatly appreciated.


CHRISTMAS IS COMING..........

Christmas is coming, but before it is here we have the ASDA bag pack on Sunday 23rd Dec 10-4pm.  Later this week, I will post the timetable so everybody knows when to come, and for those who have not yet signed up, please text me to advise when you can make it.  As mentioned previously, we are only allowed two adults at a time.  As there are five tills to man, it would be get if we have at least five boys there at any one time, (the adults can also help), so let's see how much we can raise!

It would be nice to get the boys together, as we did last year.  I could arrange this for after the bag pack, say 4-6pm at the footie club if everybody is interested.  Again please text me and if we have enough I will sort it out.  See you all soon.  Gill  07963587276.

Wiveliscombe U12's 1 Wellington U12's 7
 
A lack lustre Wellington scrape a win...
 
From the start of the match, it was obvious that Wellington weren't their usual selves. They were giving away the ball far too easily and seemed to be unable to convert many of their chances. However, after about ten minutes, Wellington grabbed their first goal when Dan Troup's shot rebounded off the crossbar and into the net. The second came shortly after, when a fantastic move from the midfield resulted in a sliced finish from Eren Boga. In between this and the next goal, Wellington didn't seem to be able to keep possession for longer than a matter of seconds, which led to Wiveliscombe's only goal of the game. For Wellington's third, Dan Troup used some amazing skill to get past at least three defenders and lay the ball to Will Powell to score. The last goal before half time came from Rohan Poulson when he dribbled through the defence to tap the ball into the corner.
 
After half time, the score quickly became 5-1 when the ball was headed on from a corner for Elliot Worth to smash in. Rowan Blazeby, who played well all game, assisted the sixth goal when he crossed the ball for Nick Denslow to put into the bottom corner. Dan Troup had a great chance to grab his second when his header was sent just over the bar, and Chris Coupe also had a great chance when his header hit the post. The final goal of the game came from Eren Boga, his second of the game, when he made a stunning run down the wing to fire the ball above the unlucky goal keeper. Nearing the end of the match, Nick Denslow, who had played brilliantly throughout, gave away a silly penalty. The Wellington goal keeper, Max White looked confident and made an awesome diving save to limit Wiveliscombe to one goal.
Wellington weren't on the same form that they had been in previous weeks, but due to some good solo performances they grabbed a win. Chris coupe was given the man of the match for his resilient defending throughout the game.

Sat 8th Wiveliscombe v Wellington

Dave has spoken to the Wiveliscombe Manager and their pitch is playable, so we will be playing away at their pitch tomorrow.  Please arrive by 10am. When approaching the school, do not turn into the school, but the road before which is called Kingsmead Close.

Sat 8th v Wiveliscombe

Squad for tomorrow's game is all boys with the exception of Matt, Ryan and Harry.  We are still awaiting confirmation as to whether the game will be on, either home or away, so please check the website in the morning before leaving home. 

Match Report Dec 1st Wellington v Wiveliscombe

Wellington U12s-20   Wiveliscombe U12s-0

Astounding result from the team on top

On a cold December morning, it was touch and go to whether the game would be held at all as the pitch was nearly frozen solid. However, as soon as the match got under way, Wellington were on top, the defence holding and the midfield pushing forward. Within the first ten minutes Eren Boga had already grabbed his hat-trick, all from fantastic long range shots. The fourth was scored by Harry Butler when a cross was nodded on by Rob Hall, for him to smash into the top corner. The next two also came from Harry Butler, completing his hat-trick; one a calm finish and the other a scrambled goal. The next three goals were claimed by Olly Morrell, Tyler Fyfe and Dan Troup.

After half time, Wellington inched themselves into double figures with Olly Morrell scoring from a well placed cross. Harry Butler won the 11th goal of the game when he recovered from a fall to fire the ball into the net. Will Powell scored the next when a great passing move starting from Chris Coupe resulted in a nice shot. The next three goals came from Harry bultler, his fifth of he game, Rowan Blazeby and Cameron Tracey, who both fired the ball over the keeper. With the score now at 17-0, the supporters were beginning to lose count. Olly Morrell claimed his third after he scored a simple tap in. Elliot Worth snatched the next, burying the ball into the corner and Eren Boga took Wellington to the big 20, when the bombarded keeper let in a tame effort.

Due to the quality of the performance, the supporters were unable to select a single man of the match, instead deciding that the whole team deserved recognition. Wellington play Wiveliscombe again next weekend and they'll be hoping for a similar result.

Alex Coupe

Sat Dec 1st v Wiveliscombe

Saturday's game is on, so can players be at the usual pitch for 9.45am.  Not playing this time are Max and Matt.  Can you please also bring any outstanding sponsor money in order that I can pass on the final amount to Jason.  I also need to know availability for the Asda bag pack on Sun 23rd December, so if you could please have a think and let me know what times you will be available that would be great.  Thank you and see you in the morning!  Gill

Sat Dec 1st Home game v Wiveliscombe

The Council will be inspecting the pitch today and will advise later if game is on or not.  Please keep checking the website this evening and in the morning for up to date info.  Thanks

 

GOALKEEPER TRAINING

Please read the following message from Colin Waller and let Gill know if you are interested.

I have booked Brendon Dix (Somerset FA football development officer) to do a goal keeper training session for us on Friday 12th April (Friday after Easter) 10am to 4pm. I know its a long way away but I would like names of the boys and girls who would like to attend. There is no obligation at this stage just need some idea, as if there is sufficent interest I may need to book the Thursday as well so there would be two days split young and older.   

Colin

December Fixtures

Fixtures for December are, at the moment, as follows:

1st Dec
10.30    Wellington v Wiveliscombe @ home

8th Dec
10.30 Wiveliscombe v Wellington @ Kingsmead School

Please bear in mind that these are subject to change.  Any changes will be advised as soon as we become aware of them.

MATCH Sat 24th Nov v Wivey

As expected, Saturday's game has been postponed due to the weather. See you all next week at training.

THURS TRAINING 22 NOV

Due to the heavy rain forecast to come in again tomorrow afternoon into the evening, we have taken the decision to cancel training on Thursday.  Please keep checking the website on Friday pm/Sat am for confirmation of Saturday's fixture, which will most probably depend on the weather for the rest of the week.  

FIXTURE CHANGE - SAT 24th NOV

IMPORTANT - CHANGE OF FIXTURE

Due to Twyford being involved in a cup game this coming Saturday, Wellington U12s will now be AWAY to WIVELESCOMBE.  Please ensure you are there by 10am.

SPONSOR MONEY
  Following the very successful Charity Night involving the sponsored penalty shoot out, Jason Hawkings has asked that all sponsor money be collected by 30th November in order that he can finalise the amount raised.  I'd be grateful if you could, therefore, please bring any sponsor money raised to training on Thursday.  Thank you.

Match Sat 17th Nov v Minehead

As it is another home game this week (against Minehead and not Bridgwater) we will go with a similar plan as last week and I would like all the squad there tomorrow morning (from 9.45 please and in your waterproof jackets).  This will mean we will have several subs (5 if everyone shows up) so there will be plenty of substitutions and I will try to give everyone a decent amount of football where possible.  If you or your son would prefer to skip this match in case they might not get a huge amount of football, please let me know, it is not a problem and I can arrange for them to play more in another game.

Let’s work hard and repeat last week’s fantastic performance… you really were amazing last week and fully deserve to be top of the league.  Come on Welly!!!!! J

Thanks

Andy

Match Report Wellington v Moors Youth

Wellington U12 9 Moors Youth U12 0

Fantastic team performance ends in well deserved win

Within the first 30 seconds of the game, a Ryan Henwood header forward allowed Elloitt Worth to cross the ball into Harry Butler who smashed it past the Moors' keeper for Wellington's first and, soon after, he had grabbed his second when he skilfully dinked the ball over the flat-footed keeper. Wellington were three nil up after just 15 minutes when Rohan Poulsen's shot bounced off the post for Rowan Blazeby to pounce and fire the ball into the bottom corner from long distance. Due to the fantastic passing play and amazing movement, Wellington could easily have been up by 7 after 20 minutes and eventually Eren Boga grabbed the fourth and the fifth, both from fantastic sprints down the wing and lovely curled shots.

After half time, another early goal was scored after some fantastic play resulted in a cool finish from Matty Daniels. The defenders, Chris Coupe, Nick Denslow, Ryan Henwood, Cameron Tracey and Rob Hall played brilliantly to keep the opposition from taking any shots at the keeper , Max White. After some more fantastic play from Olly Morrell, Dan Troup hunted the ball down and played a great pass to Tyler Fyfe who fired the ball off the post and past the goal keeper. The eigth came when Harry Butler crossed the ball perfectly to Dan Troup who just had to tap it in. The final goal came when Tyler Fyfe took the ball from Harry Butler's boot to finish superbly, ending the game with his, now signature celebration, 'The Tyler Slide'.

The whole team raised their game after a pre-match motivating team talk from Andy Butler (manager) and the performance was a huge improvement from the last game with the win much deserved once again.

Wellington will aim to continue their 100% record next week.

By Alex Coupe


Sat's Match 10 Nov WAFC v Moors Youth

As it is a home game this week, I am only leaving one person out and that is Will.  This leaves us with 15 players, so some of the substitutes might not get a huge amount of footy, but I will rotate the players as much as I can whilst keeping the team as competitive as possible.  I hope you understand this position.  Thanks for all your support, Andy

Selwyn Charity Match Friday 9th November

As we still have a few boys who need to take their penalties this evening, the three top scorers will be advised at the end of tonight's session.  These penalty takers plus the goal keeper must be at the club tomorrow night by 5.45pm, no later. The penalty shootouts are commencing at 6pm so please make sure you don't miss it!.  All boys who are coming as ball boys must be in their welly kit, plus jacket in case of rain by 7pm. The idea is that all players and all youths involved to go on pitch for the opening of the stand which is due to take place at 7.15 (I think).  I know some of you have already told me you will be there, but can you please confirm with me this evening. 

Please remember to check the main page on the website for details of the evening including admission, raffle, timings, etc.   Hopefully we will see you there.






Match Report Hamilton Youth v Wellington

Hamilton Youth U12s 2  Wellington U12 11
 
The Wellington team travelled to a water-logged pitch to try and bounce back from their previous defeat.
 
From the first whistle Wellington pressurised the oppositions defence and after just a few minutes, Elliott Worth put the ball past a shell shocked keeper for the first goal. The second goal came from a scramble in the box which led to Dan Troup's cool finish. The third also came from Dan Troup who slotted the ball into the bottom corner. Matty Daniels grabbed the fourth with a fantastic long range effort and this was closely followed by a shot from Tyler Fyfe which was unfortunately given as offside. Hamilton managed to snatch a goal against the run of play when a poor pass back resulted in a nice shot. Just before half time Dan Troup got his hat-trick with a classy finish.
 
After the half time break, Wellington seemed to have lost their momentum slightly, not managing to convert one of their many chances, and after about ten minutes of this drought, finally, Elliot Worth scored from a mistake by the keeper. Another goal was somehow grabbed by the opposition when, goalkeeper, Max White, who'd had very little to do all game, unfortunately misplaced his goal kick and was beaten by a good shot. After this goal, Wellington seemed more focused and soon they had claimed their seventh goal when Tyler Fyfe struck a half volley beautifully into the corner. Then, Will Powell whom had played brilliantly with Olly Morrell down the wing, ran the ball through the defence and tucked it away. Dan Troup claimed his fourth when he fired a shot into the top corner, which gained him the man of the match award. Rohan Poulsen took the team into double figures when he popped the ball past a flat footed keeper and the final goal of the game came from Rob Hall, whom had previously been taken off injured, when he powered a shot over the keeper and into the net.
 
The defenders; Chris Coupe, Rob Hall, Nick Denslow and Ryan Henwood had a key role in the victory as they held firm through nearly all of the oppositions attacks and the midfield and strike force kept the pressure on the opposition and created the fantastic eleven goals!

MATCH Sat 3rd Nov v Hamilton Youth

Squad for Saturday's game is Chris, Dan, Elliott, Matt, Max, Nick, Oliver, Rob, Rowan P, Ryan, Tyler and Will.  Please be there by 10.00am.

TRAINING THURS 1st Nov and MATCH SAT 3rd Nov

Training will be on this week as usual at the astro 6-7pm.   We will also be doing the penalty shootout to find the top three scorers in readiness for the Legends Match next Friday (9th Nov).  If you can't make training, there maybe an opportunity to do a shoot out after Saturday's game.  As time is short, if we are not able to do this then unfortunately, you will have to miss out. 

Location for Saturday's game is Hamilton Park, the post code is TA1 2EH (near Asda).  Please be there by 9.45am. 


If you know you are NOT AVAILABLE for Saturday's game please text Andy asap to let him know.  The squad will be posted on Friday.

THURSDAY 25th Oct TRAINING

This week's training will be on as usual at the astro, 6-7pm.  See you there!

Match Report Wellington v Galmington

Wellington U11 0   Galmington Dragons 3
 
On yet another beautiful autumn morning, Wellington met Galmington at the Recreation Ground for the first tie of the annual cup.  Wellington knew they would have to be at their best to keep the Dragons from knocking them out in the first round, and they started well.  Wellington, having the slope in the first, kept Galmington pinned in their own half with some excellent defending from the Wellington back four of Ryan Henwood, Rob Hall, Chris Coupe and Nick Denslow and neat interplay of midfielders Rohan Poulson and Dan Troup.  On the wing for Wellington was Erin Boga and Will Powell and both showed great speed and agression to help stop any Galmington attack.
 
At half time it was all level, nil nil.  Wellington knew that Galmington would attack hard in the second half, using the slope to put the ball high above the Wellington midfield.  It wasn't long before Max White was in on the action as Wellington's keeper.  After a fantastic diving save to his left, Max collected the ball and returned it to the Galmington half.  The Dragons continued to build pressure, and the Wellington line was eventually broken by a slick passing move and Galmington's Number 9 lofted the ball over Max and into the net.  Cameron Tracey and Tyler Fyfe played up front for Wellington and were supported well by Will Powell and Ollie Morrell from the subs bench.  The whole team worked hard to stop the pressure from the Dragons but it wasn't long before they scored their second from a cracking shot from just outside the area.  Max White was having a busy time in goal, and made a series of fabulous saves before Galmington scored their third and final goal, another high ball.
 
A great game, with Wellington showing how well they have improved against a side in the league above, especially Max White, whos skill and courage earned him man of the match.
 
Alex Coupe

NOVEMBER 9th LEGENDS MATCH

Please see main article re this special match in memory of Selwyn Aspin on the main News page. 

All youth teams are invited to participate in a sponsored penalty shoot out.  An initial shoot out will be done at training, with the top three scorers and a goal keeper then going through to the shootout on the night.  The team that raises the most sponsorship will receive a trophy, and half of monies raised will come back to our team, with the other half going to the charity chosen by the Aspin family.

Our boys have also been invited to be ball boys on the night.  It would be great if we could get 8 volunteers to take part in this memorable night.  Please let me know if you will be there.  I am also going to be running refreshments on that evening and would appreciate any support anybody can give, maybe in half hour slots, for the duration of the game, (half time may be especially busy!).

One of the aims Joe Conway and Jason Hawkings wanted to achieve in organising this evening, is to bring all the youth teams together and to ensure everybody involved in the club has an opportunity to participate.  Let's show that the U12s can be part of that.  Any queries please ask Gill at training. 

SQUAD for Sat 20th v Galmington

Squad for Saturday is everybody with the exception of Beast, Matt and Harry.  Can all players please meet by 9.45am at the latest on THE REC, not our usual ground.  Thanks.

 

SATURDAY 20 OCT - MATCH CHANGE

This Saturday's league game has been postponed to allow last Saturday's cup tie to take place.  Therefore this Saturday we will be playing Galmington Dragons at home However this match will be played on the REC and not our usual pitch.  The squad for this match will be posted, as usual, after Thursday's training session.

TRAINING NEWS

IMPORTANT CHANGE

Please note there will be no training this week (4th Oct).  There is no game on Saturday, but please see separate post regarding Wellington U12s being invited to be ball boys at Wellington's home game to Cheddar.  

AS FROM NEXT THURSDAY, 11TH OCTOBER, WE WILL BE TRAINING AT WELLY SCHOOL ASTRO TURF 6PM-7PM.

MATCH POSTPONED - SAT 13th Oct

Please note that this Saturday's game has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.

BALL BOYS WANTED

Wellington U12s are invited to be Ball Boys at the 1st team’s home game v Cheddar this coming Saturday.

Why not bring the family and come and watch the home game.  Perhaps some of you could help run the raffle (with adult support), sell programmes and other light match day duties. An adult must accompany all boys.  Please arrive at the Club at 2.30pm in your football kit.

Any enquires and to confirm whether you will be able to attend please ring or text Gill on 01823-661835 or 07963 587276.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday.

BALLS

BALLS

We have lost some of our training balls in the last few weeks and my own ball (last years Premier League ball) went missing on Saturday (unless anyone has found it, please let me know if you have) so lads, please DO NOT take balls from the bag without checking with me first and if you do have one you need to take responsibility for it if you kick it, you fetch it back!

Thanks

Andy & Dave

Match Report Twyford Spartans v Wellington

Twyford Spartans 1 v Wellington U12s 3

Yet again the autumnal sun was shining on the Wellington boys as they earned a victory over Twyford Spartans.

 This was a fast paced game right from the kick off with Max White making a number of saves before the home team took an early lead.  Yet again Eren Boga was flying down the wing, making superb crosses to the strike force of Dan Troup and Elliott Worth and it wasn’t long before Elliott tapped one of these past Twyford’s keeper to even up the score.  The team continued to pay excellent football with Matt Daniels, Will Powell, Rohan Poulsom, and Eren Boga all confidently playing in midfield.  As half time approached another brilliant cross from Eren was sent to the back of the net by Dan Troup to make the half time score 1-2.

 In the second half, Spartans pressured Wellington’s goal, but the defence of Ryan Henwood, Rowan Blazeby, Nick Denslow and Rob Hall ensured how ever hard they tried, Spartans could not score.  Cam Tracey and Ollie Morrell came on in midfield, before again Elliott went for goal, but was denied by a brilliant save by their keeper.  Despite some robust challenges and physical play from Spartans, birthday boy Rohan Poulsom cemented Wellington’s victory by scoring the third goal in the dying minutes of the game. All the boys showed excellent sportsmanship and determination in this fiercely contested game and were well rewarded with the win. 

 Spectators’ Player of the Match was Ryan Henwood.  Well done Ryan and congratulations to all the squad on another well deserved win.

Match Report Wellington v Taunton North

Wellington 5 Taunton North 1

 

Wellington continued their winning streak in extravagant style in the Tony Pryce Youth League, thrashing Taunton North.

Wellington started superbly, when, after just a few minutes Rohan Poulson played a great pass to Dan Troup, who controlled the ball in and out of three players to calmly slot the ball into the back of the net. Wellington sustained their pressure and soon it told, Eren Boga ran down the length of the pitch to play a beautiful ball which Will Powell knocked past the keeper. The Tigers hadn't yet had a single attack, and they didn't until Wellington scored twice more, Dan Troup played a great cross to Matty Daniels who scored from 5 yards, and, for the fourth Eren Boga made another fantastic run to play the ball to Elliott Worth who fired the ball home. Finally, the opposition got a chance and they took it, sliding the ball past Max White who played brilliantly in goal all game.

After half time, Wellington continued their pressure, the defence of Nick Denslow, Chris Coupe, Rob Hall and Ryan Henwood holding firm and Will Powell, Rowan Blazeby and Cameron Tracey showing great interplay. Wellington grabbed the fifth and final goal when Rohan Poulsen lobbed the ball over defence for Elliott Worth to nutmeg the keeper. In the last few minutes of the game, the Tigers gained a free kick on the edge of the area. The ball was powered towards the goal, but Max White saved the ball brilliantly on to the crossbar. Then the ball was again fired against the woodwork, but eventually, the ball was cleared from the box, after some valiant defending.

Will Powell was awarded supporters player of the match but the whole team played fantastically and they truly deserved the win.

By Alex Coupe

Squad for Match Saturday 22nd Sept

The Team for Sat is:

Max, Ryan, Chris, Rob, Nick, Eren, Rowan, Rohan, Matt, Dan, Elliott, Will & Cam.

Harry, Tyler & Ollie are missing out this time.

Please be here by 9.45am for warm up.  Kick off 10.30am



Match Report - Moors Youth v Wellington 15th Sept

Moors Youth 1 Wellington 2
 
Wellington continued their season by travelling to Tiverton to meet Moors Youth at Amory Park.  Again the sun was shining, as was the Wellington team.   From the starting whistle, Wellington dominated the game.  However, within the first 5 minutes, a slight lack of concentration from a Wellington goal kick, gifted the first goal to Moors. 
 
After that, Moors hardly left their half; it was total domination of possession and territory by the Welly lads.  The back four of Ryan Henwod, Rob Hall, Chris Coupe and Nick Denslow made sure the midfield of Matty Daniels and Rohan Poulson could dominate the centre of the field allowing a mix of Elliot Worth, Dan Troup and Rown Blazeby to attack the Moors goal.  Will Powell and Eren Boga made some outstanding runs down the wings, which is what eventually led to the first Wellington goal.  The ball was played expertly to Nick Denslow, who smashed the ball past the wrong footed keeper. Wellington then kept almost 100% of the possession, however they struggled to put the ball in the back of the net. This was mainly down to a fantastic performance by the Moors keeper, who kept them in the game. Dan Troup hit the post twice, Will Powell and Matty Daniels both showed fantastic skill, from an overall great attacking spree.
 
Wellington keepers, Tyler Fyfe and Max White, did touch the ball, and when they did used their accurate long kicks to put pressure on the Moors midfield and wing.
 
After a long spell of attacking pressure, something had to give,  Eren Boga ran in from the left wing and calmly tucked the ball into the bottom corner. After this goal, Wellington kept up the pressure for the rest of the game. Elliot Worth took some fantastic shots and Rowan Blazeby made some briiliant runs down the right wing. 
 
By the end of the game, Wellington should have been 7 or 8 goals up.   A great start to the season.  Two wins from two.  Fantastic!
 
Congratualtions to Nick Downslow (Fans' player of the match) and Rohan Poulson (manager's player of the match)
 
Alex Coupe

SAT 15th SEPT SQUAD AND CHANGE OF VENUE

The team is:

Max, Tyler, Ryan, Chris, Rob, Nick, Eren, Rowan, Rohan, Matt, Dan, Elliott, Will & Cam.

Harry and Olly are missing out this time.

Please note match is NOT in Uplowman but Amory Park, Tiverton - please link to directions from their website.

http://www.moorsyouth.com/Directions.aspx

Training Thursday 13th Sept

Please note that as from this week TRAINING WILL START AT 6.00pm.  Please check the finish time on arrival each week, as timings may change.   Please also note that TRAINING NEXT WEEK WILL BE ON WEDNESDAY 19th and NOT THURSDAY, again starting at 6.00pm.

Match Report - Minehead v Wellington 8th Sept

On a beautiful Saturday morning, Wellington met Minehead for the first match of the season away at Allerford near Porlock.  The boys looked fit, enthusiastic and ready for an exciting encounter.  Right from the whistle, Wellington attacked, passing the ball from midfield to the wing, and found they were up against a side who were going to be very physical.  After a period of sustained pressure, the Wellington defense gave Minehead an easy scoring opportunity, which they took.  This motivated the Wellington side, who with a good spell of passing, gave the ball to Harry Butler, who levelled the score.  It wasn't long before Wellington were on the score sheet again, this time from Dan Troup who neatly put the ball passed the Minehead keeper.  Minehead again levelled the score, after another gift from Wellington.  Again this seemed to charge the Wellington boys, who, after another spell of good possession, passed the ball to Harry Butler to slot home a third before half time.
 
After a good half time talk from Andy Butler (coach), the boys started the second half far the better side and continued to dominate possession and territory.  Eren Boga (left wing) dominated with his speed and great crosses, whilst the midfield of Ollie Morrell, Matty Daniels and Rohan Poulson made sure the ball was constantly in the oppositions half.  Rowan Blazeby, as ever, was strong and after skilfully dribbling past numerous Minehead players, put the ball in the back of the net for Wellington's fourth.  With confidence high, Wellington asttacked Minehead's goal with Elliot Worth making it five before Harry Butler rounded the game off with his hat-trick and Wellington's sixth from the penalty spot.
 
The Wellington defensive set up of Nick Denslow, Chris Coupe, Ryan Henwood, Will Powell, Max White and Tyler Fyfe remained strong and committed.  A great start to the new season.

Congratulations to all the boys, a great team performance.  Manager's Man of the Match was Eren Boga.  Please see photo of the squad in the photos section.

Match Report by Alex and Pete Coupe

FIXTURE CHANGE SAT 8TH SEPT

Please note that Saturday's fixture has been changed from home to away we are now playing at Allerford Rec please be there no later than 10am.  Post code is TA24 8HL - I think it will take at least an hour from Wellington any problems call Andy on 07530 143700 or 01823 421744

Squad for Sept 8th game

The squad for this fixture is:

Max,Tyler, Will, Ryan, Chris, Nick, Beast, Oli, Harry, Matt, Rohan, Eren, Elliott, Dan.

Cameron is missing out this time, but remember squads will be rotated.

 

Friendlies 5th and 6th Sept

For this week's friendlies:

Meet at Tiverton on the usual pitch at 6pm - parking over the road at Petroc/East Devon College - any problems call Andy on 07530 143700 or 01823 421744

Meet at Staplegrove at 6pm (same place as last year) - any problems call Andy on 07530 143700 or 01823 421744

FA RULING - Under Armour

Please note that the FA have stated that under armour must be the same colour as a player's shirt if it is at all visible.  Also ankle protectors should be the same colour as a player's socks.  If they are not they must be worn under the sock.  This also applies to any tape or ties used to keep socks up.  If not orange, then it cannot be used.

Friendlies 5th and 6th Sept

As previously advised we have two friendlies this week.  Wed 5th at Tiverton and Thurs 6th at Staplegrove.  6.30pm KO so please be there by 6pm.
ANY PLAYERS WHO HAVE NOT RETURNED THEIR SIGNING ON FORMS MUST DO BY THURSDAY IN TIME FOR FIRST LEAGUE MATCH ON SATURDAY. 

Training 23rd August

Training as usual this week from 6.30pm.  If you have not handed in your signing on forms can you please bring with you on Thursday.  £3 per session for training.  Thank you.  Please scroll down the page for details of friendlies and this seasons fixtures.



 

UPCOMING FRIENDLIES

We have two pre season friendlies booked as follows:

1st against Tiverton (probably away) on Weds 5th Sept

2nd Thurs 6th Sept at Staplegrove

Kick off for both matches 6.30pm

PLEASE CONFIRM WITH ANDY YOUR AVAILABILITY FOR BOTH MATCHES.

 

 

Training during August

There will be no training until Thursday, 23rd August, whilst Andy is on holiday.  Please remember that the football club are running free training sessions on 6th, 13th and 20th August which are open to all.

Training Thurs 2 August

There will be an informal training session this evening for 1hr starting at 6.30pm (hopefully on the main pitch).  Signing on forms for the coming season will be distributed  along with details of the seasons first few games.  If you cannot make this evening's session, please contact Gill to arrange collection of signing on forms, (Tel 661835).

 

Match fees, Subs, etc

Subs for this year will be:

Training (at the rec/club/astro)   £3pw

Match fees £3pw per match

Payment may be made in advance or weekly, whichever you prefer.

 

Training Thurs 26th

Sorry everyone, no training this evening due to low numbers.  Only 6 available.  Can you please let Andy know as soon as possible if you are available for next Thursday.  Many thanks.
 

Training w/c 16th July

Sorry there will be no training this week due to an abundance of end of term (and indeed primary school) activities!  Training should be back to normal next Thursday.

Pre-Season Training over the Summer

Training will continue throughout the summer (weather permitting!).  However, Andy will be away for two weeks, so if anyone feels able to help please let him know asap to confirm dates and what is required.  We would require two adults per training session.  Many thanks.

Training 19th July

There will be no training tonight due to an event at Wellesley Park School.  Andy will try and arrange an alternative, so please check the website nearer the time for updated information.

Training 12th July

Sorry, no training tonight due to the weather.

Pre-Season Training

Pre-season training starts on Thursday, 5th July at 6.30pm on the Welly first team pitch.

2012-13 Season, Team News, Match Reports etc

This season all details relating to match fixtures and match reports will be posted on wafc website.  Once a fixture list is available, all details of games will be available for all to view.   Timings, team news and directions for each game will be posted during the week prior to the fixture, so please keep checking the website for any information/changes.  Match reports will be posted during the week following the fixture.  Phone calls/texts will not be made prior to fixtures, so if you have any queries or know you are unavailable please let Andy know.