Taunton Saturday League: Wyvern United 4, Wellington A 6
Wellington set up a potential title-deciding fixture against Bridgwater Sports after defeating Wyvern United to remain top of the division, a point clear of next week’s opponents but now six clear of third place and the rest of the division.
In a match very similar to the reverse fixture with quality on both sides, goals were traded in the first half. Wellington took the lead through Tom Scarlett’s sweet left foot but soon found themselves 2-1 down.
A switch in formation was critical at this point and allowed the Tangerine Army to become much more comfortable and go into half-time 3-2 ahead with goals from Ash Saunders and Jordan Sellick.
In the second half, Wellington once again exposed Wyvern with their superior fitness and extended their lead to 5-2 with Sellick completing his hat-trick. This included a simply sumptuous volley from 25 yards after making space out wide.
With the game seemingly won, it then spiralled into controversy with Wyvern scoring their third goal despite a deflection from an attacker in an offside position with assistant referee Connor Porter ignored by the referee. However, Sellick’s fourth goal of the game meant that even another late Wyvern strike could not prevent a Wellington victory.
This was another huge step forward for Wellington who again only had a 14-man squad. They host Bridgwater Sports next week in simply the biggest game of the division so far.