Taunton Saturday League division two: Wellington A 7, Bridgwater & Albion 1
Wellington A hosted Bridgwater & Albion looking to return to winning ways and increase their lead at the top of division two.
Early on, the cold temperature affected both sides. Neither Rohan Poulsom’s feet nor the hands of the opposition keeper were warmed up as the latter let the tamest of free kicks slip through his body to give Welly a 1-0 lead.
In a half which gave Welly plenty of chances and substitute Will Powell plenty of time on the ball collecting wayward shots, the Tangerine Army doubled their lead when Poulsom followed up a blocked shot to slot home. On the stroke of half time, Welly relaxed at the back and Bridgwater halved the deficit but this would be the end of the contest.
Substitutes Oli Ghazala and Jordan Sellick’s entrance at the break allowed Welly to increase the width and intensity of their attack. Ghazala was determined to score and drove in from the right to power the ball past the keeper and restore Welly’s two-goal lead. Sellick was bouncing down the left and, after nearly being flipped out of the ground by a Bridgwater defender, increased the lead.
Further goals came from Brad Holman, celebrating his return to the side with a composed performance, and James Kitson.
Manager Luke O’Hara replaced Tom Scarlett in attack and provided two assists against a tiring Bridgwater defence, before sensibly retuning to right back and allowing Poulsom to complete his hattrick.
This was a big performance from the Tangerine Army who return to action next week as they visit Norton Fitzwarren.