Taunton Saturday League: Middlezoy 1, Wellington A 5
Wellington travelled to Bridgwater looking to return to the top of the table and continue their perfect start to the season.
On an artificial pitch, covered so much in crumb rubber that it looked like a burned Bake Off disaster, Welly made an uncharacteristic slow start and only a superb save from Sully Harlow, tipping a fierce shot on to the crossbar, prevented the concession of the first goal.
However, in Jordan Sellick, Welly have a striker who knows his way to a goal better than a bachelor knows his way to a gentleman’s club. Driving froward from midfield, Sellick’s shot was too hot to handle for the Middlezoy goalkeeper and he opened the scoring.
This changed the game as Wellington then began to show their quality. A delightful flicked header from Brad Holmes doubled the lead before Sellick again rose like a salmon to head in Welly’s third from a corner.
Middlezoy though were a team playing with the right attitude and high energy. They grabbed their first goal after Welly failed to clear a corner and continued to be competitive throughout.
Welly were able to seal the game however when substitute Joey Conway was in the right place at the right time to beat the Middlezoy goalkeeper in a one-on-one. Conway then provided the assist for Welly’s final goal, driving in a low cross which was diverted goalwards by a defender.
Welly return to the top of the league and return to cup action this Friday against Nether Stowey.