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Wellington Under 14's 9 Spaxton 0

Wellington kept up there recent good form with a comfortable win against Spaxton on Sunday afternoon. Although not at there best they clocked up nine goals without reply and had it not been for the woodwork and some good goalkeeping the scoreline would of been even more emphatic.
 Welly started off slow and took them ten minutes to get into there stride,once they did they were camped in there opponents half for long periods of time. First half goalscorers were Reegan Scotcher with 3, Luke Maunder 1,Dan Nicholson 1,and Josh Baker with a fine solo goal. They also hit the woodwork on numerous occasions ! Being 6-0 up at half time gave manager Wayne Maunder a chance to let all subs have a good run out and they all done there job well. The second half was a carbon copy of the first with chance after chance for the home side,Jordon Mace scored two well taken goals and there was also a goal for keeper Tom Kelvey who came out onto pitch to score his first goal for the club. All in all another good three points for the lads which keeps them in the title hunt but they will have to learn to play it simple more often when against better sides.The match ball was kindly sponsored by Tony Gibson.

U14's Unlucky in Cup Qtr Final

Wellington Under 14's entertained Division 1 leaders Taunton North Youth on Sunday afternoon in the quarter finals of the league cup. Previously called Blackbrook they have only lost a handful of games since they started youth football so from the off Welly knew they were going to have to work hard to progress to the next round.Wellington  started off the better of the two sides and could count themselves unlucky not to go ahead from a corner which Josh Baker just put over the bar. This woke the away side up and from the next attack there skilful midfielder scored a well taken goal.The home side were more than matching there opponents in every position and could count themselves unlucky when the away striker finished off a good move to put them in the driving seat. This seemed to spur Welly on again and from a free kick the away keeper fumbled to give Benedict Monteiro a chance to score his second of the season.
After a half time chat, Welly were still in with a chance but there opponents seemed to step up a gear and scored 2 second half goals without reply ! This was only there second defeat of the season (both cup games against higher league opposition) and goes to show when they give there all they have a chance of competing with the top teams .Credit to all 15 players for there effort and to a large crowd who helped cheer the lads on ! Special thankyou to Paul and Kay Scotcher who kindly sponsored the match ball.

Westonzoyland 1 Wellington Under 14's 3


Wellington maintained there unbeaten record against a very strong Westonzoyland outfit on Sunday afternoon. Westonzoyland who were third in the table had previously only lost to the Welly boys on the first game of the season so Welly knew from the start they were going to be in for a tough afternoon. Right from the first whistle the lads were up and at them resulting in a half chance for Reegan Scotcher which he just failed to convert. With the midfield of Luke Maunder,Dan Nicholson and Benedict Monteiro bossing the game it was only going to vbe a matter of time before they got there deserved goal. Great defending and keeping kept them at bay and were beginning to frustrate the Welly lads. This resulted in a mistake at the back which the home striker took well and gave Westonzoyland a one nil half time lead. With patience being the virtue Welly came straight out the blocks second half again and were rewarded with there efforts with a cracking strike by Josh Stevens to level the scores. This seemed to spur them on with Welly on all out attack . Wingers Jordon Mace and Josh Baker were causing all sorts of trouble which resulted in 2 strikes for Scotcher to give them a deserved lead. The back 5 of Thomas Kelvey,Bradley Ellison,Matt Conway,Jacob Murray and Stevens kept the home side at arms length and gave Welly the win they thoroughly deserved.As a squad they are maturing nicely and with a game in hand on the leaders and only 2 points behind they need to keep up the good work and there efforts will be rewarded.

Wellington Under 14's 4 Tone Youth 0


Wellington Under 14's kept up there fine record on Sunday with a well earned 4-0 win over a strong Tone youth outfit. Although not at there best the Welly lads deserve praise for there hard work in terrible conditions. Taking a while to get into there stride the away side look dangerous on the break but were kept at bay by a determined Wellington defence. On 20mins a free kick was awarded for a push so up stepped Josh Baker to curl a lovley effort into the top corner from 25 yards.This woke the lads up and they were kept out by good defending and keeping from the away side. After a half time chat the lads seemed to wake up having 90% of the play in there opponents half. Further goals by Reegan Scotcher(2) and captain Matty Conway with his first of the season resulted in a comfortable win for Wellington even though they weren't at that fluent best !
The previous Sunday Wellington travelled to Minehead on another wet Sunday afternoon and came away triumphant winners . They won 9-1 with goals by Reegan Scotcher 2, Dan Nicholson 2,Luke Maunder 2, Myles Evett,Owen Marke and Jordon Mace.

First Floodlit match V Westonzoyland

Wellington under 13's played there first ever floodlit game Thursday night and emerged deserved winners against second in the table Westonzoyland. Starting off down the slope Welly were soon into there stride playing some lovely football at times. It was only a matter of time before they took the lead but fine keeping by the visitors keeper and desperate defending including three goal-line clearances kept it scoreless til just before half time. A free kick was awarded to Welly on the edge of the area and up stepped Stephen Butler to curl a fine effort into the bottom corner. Building on that the lads kept the pressure up and were rewarded with the second on half time, a corner was only half cleared to Luke Maunder who then volleyed in from the edge of the box to give Welly a well deserved half time lead. The second half was always going to be tougher up the hill but the lads kept battling and playing football whenever they could. Westonzoyland got back into the game after a well taken goal from there dangerous striker. After this Welly battled even harder and great defending by Jacob Murray,Ben Ellins,Matty Conway,Benedict Monteiro and keeper Tom Kelvey kept the visitors at bay and gave Welly the well deserved three points. A great team effort by all including the subs and much praise must got to the 80 plus crowd who cheered the boys on throughout and gave them a standing ovation at the end !!

Wellington U13's V Wembdon

Wellington Under 13's kept up there recent good record with a hard earned win over Wembdon on Sunday afternoon. With a few enforced changes it took the lads a little while to get there passing game going . With Stephen Butler pulling the strings in midfield it was only a matter of time before they got the breakthrough. A cracking ball through by Butler put winger Josh Baker in only to be brought down for a penalty. Reegan Scotcher duly smashed the ball home to get the lads on there way. With Ben Ellins and Jacob Murray and keeper Tom Kelvey keeping it tight at the back and keeping the visitors to long range shots,this gave a good platform for the boys and quickly went three up after bullet headers from Luke Maunder and Dan Nicholson . Wembdon did score just before half time to make it 3-1 at the break. The second half was much the same with good defending being the platform for attack after attack for Welly.Further good finishes by Nicholson and Baker finished the scoring off and rounded off a great battling display by all the lads involved.
 Thursday night sees the boys play there first ever floodlit game at Wellington Football club kick off at 7:30pm v Westonzoyland.Come along and cheer the boys on.

Wellington 8 Minehead 0

Wellington Under 13's carried on from there big win last Sunday to follow it up with a great result against a much bigger and physical Minehead team.
From the first whistle Welly attacked there opponents at pace and within a minute were one nil to the good after a great run and croos by Luke Maunder was finished with aplomb by striker Dan Nicholson. After this the lads kept attacking at will but great keeping and defending kept the scoreline down. After another break and shot by Nicholson was saved by the Minehead keeper midfielder Luke Maunder kept up his recent fine goalscoring record with a tap in to take it to the break at 2-0.
After a half time chat with a couple of changes to freshen things up Welly started the second half even stronger creating chance after chance. Great forward play by Nicholson helped him score his hat trick. Not to be outdone Maunder also grabbed his hat trick with 2 good finishes. Credit must go to the Welly defence as well who kept the much bigger attackers very quiet on the day only letting them through once when Tom Kelvey made a great save to keep the clean sheet intact. Winger Josh Baker got in the act with 2 cracking finishes to conclude the scoring for Welly on the day.
All in all from keeper all the way through to the 5 subs the players all played there part on the day and can be proud of there performances, but must remember they must keep training and working hard to keep there good run going and keep managers Wayne Maunder and Stephen Trevelyan happy on the sidelines !!!!