Photos from the Warriors V Ash Rangers match are now loaded into the photo gallery page.
Wellington Warriors 4 Blue Park Rangers 3.
Warriors entertained Blue Park Rangers for the first time this season at the playing field this Sunday.With some key players returning from last weeks shock defeat which cost the team possible second place and the hope of promotion to the third division a win was required to get back on track.The game started slow and Warriors created several chances through out but again could not capitalise on this in front of goal.Four chances went agonisingly close band one off the post from Craig Lawrance but could not find the net.Aaron Sellick playing his last league game for the Warriors this season again combined well with Jamie Fleet up front but apart from a one on one with the keeper who did well to deny Sellick his second for the club still was unable to punish the oposition .Warriors went in at the break sharing a shock goaless first half.The second period started slow after the substitution of veteran Chris Higby for the younger legs of Ross Lawrance.In fact it was the vistors who went ahead with two goals after some sloppy defending.Warriors hit back with a superb strike from youngster Jamie Fleet finding the net with a clinical header from just inside the box.Warriors looked a bit more like themselves and showed a bit more interest again creating chances.But again the visitors went ahead again through a mix up at the back.Things looked worrying as the Warriors played like it was the first time they had all met up.A tactical formation change of three at the back and three up front seemed to relight the touch paper as Warriors immediately hit back through Craig Lawrance who found the net with a crisp strike on the edge of the box.Fleet again added another and the equaliser with another cool finishas Warriors stepped up the pace and looked their old selves.Determined running and team play created yet another chance and things looked on the up as Luke Perry scored with the rebound as Fleets shot was stoppped.Warriors continued to press and were almost caught out again as the visitors hit the up right with minutes to spare.Warriors took the points and deserved them as coming from 3.1 showed character throughout.Warriors final game is against Blue Park Rangers again next week in Taunton.A game that should end them in third spot behind Old Boys as DB United claimed the title last week.
Wellington Warriors will be holding a end of season friendly on Thursday 7th April under floodlights and combining this with a charity fund raising event.The match will be held at the main Wellington AFC pitch against Division One side Ash Rangers.
Warriors manager Paul Sellick is looking for some local business sponsors to donate a small financial donation and some raffle prizes.A few ideas have been thought out to try and raise some cash for the Musgrove Park Hospital Childrens Unit.These will include raffle draw, guess the time of the first goal, teas and coffees will also be sold on the evening.
A programme will be designed especially for the event and sold and again the proceeds will be going to the charity.
Please keep an eye on the website for further details.I shall be looking for some parental help to carry out some duties on the evening to make the event successful.
Keyline Taunton Sunday Division 4.
Wellington Warriors entertain Trinity Rangers at home this Sunday at the playing field.Warriors who are still challenging for the league will need to ensure all three points again to stand any chance and cannot afford any slip ups.
Division 4 still remains close at the top and anything can happen with only a few games of the campaign remaining.
Players are expected to resume training on Wednesday evening at the astro turf having missed out last week and with no game this weekend all the more reason to be there.Training starts at 7.00pm .Please remember to bring any outstanding fees and also training fees for the evening.
Wellington Warriors 0 Trinity Rangers 1
Warriors all but put pay to progressing to Division 3 after a very poor display against Trinity Rangers at home today.Warriors who were without a couple of regulars still had a strong enough team to gain the points required but failed to capitalise on a team they beat earlier in the season 11.0 away.With some changes to the team due to players being away I thought we could manage this result and gain the points required.How wrong can you be. We lacked passion and looked second best to the visitors who really should have increased the goal margin by alot more but for some poor finishing this spared our blushes.Jake Nichol was robbed of a penalty after being up ended which looked inside the box.Rangers player collected a booking for his trouble but nothing was created from the free kick.This is such a dissapointing result from a managerial point of view when you consider the talent within the team and all the hard work which is put in week in and week out.We did not play and we dropped valuble points .Its hard to accept when you see how we performed against the Old Boys.When you do not play to your potential and put the effort in this is the result.