Taunton Saturday League: Wellington A 3, Minehead Reserves 0

After a frustrating postponement, Wellington A returned to league action in Baltic but thankfully dry conditions against Minehead, who had always previously proved tough opponents.

In a game of first versus tenth, it was clear from the off that Wellington were the better side and bossed possession of the ball. The Tangerine Army created chance after chance but high quality was required to break the deadlock against a resilient opposition.

This came through the left foot of Tyler Fyfe whose inch perfect cross split the defence and was met by Aaron Merry, who energetically led the front line. Wellington continued to press but had to settle for a 1-0 lead at the break.

The second half continued in much the same way and Wellington were finally rewarded for their dominance when a tactical rotation switched Rohan Poulsom up front and he was able to calmly sidefoot past the keeper to double the lead.

The game was made comfortable when a Wellington cross from the left was turned home by a Minehead defender.

Wellington should have had a fourth when assistant manager Will Hammond, coming on to look for his annual goal, had a low volley blocked on the line by James Kitson who then couldn’t finish either.

In the end, Wellington happily took the victory and points and move on to another home game against Bridgwater Grasshoppers on Saturday.