Devon and Exeter League: Dawlish United 2, Wellington Reserves 0
The less said about this game the better for the Reserves. After another three-week layoff, coupled with no training, the they could have been forgiven for this well below-par performance.
But, given the opposition and the obvious gap in quality, Wellington let themselves down badly.
Out fought and outran on a poor surface, their battling opposition taught this talented reserves side that fight and desire are everything.
Wellington struggled to take charge of a bullish Dawlish side, who worked hard throughout. Wellington did create chances but rusty finishing would mean they went in 2-0 down at half-time.
The second period was marginally better for Wellington but still they couldn’t narrow the deficit.
As Dawlish turned up their delay tactics, play acting and off the ball misdemeanours, Wellington became more frustrated. This eventually lead to skipper Mark Owen being bitten(!) and, soon after, Fleet receiving his second yellow.
All in all, a bad day at the seaside for Wellington.