Toolstation League premier division: Street 0, Wellington 2
Wellington made it two wins on the trot and kept their first clean sheet of the season with a Friday night victory at Street.
Manager Tim Legg made two changes from the starting line-up at Ashton and Backwell with experienced keeper Connor Sidley-Adams coming in for young Shay Adams and Tom Stone replacing Jordan Casey in defence.
The game got off to a lively start and Wellington went close as Miles Quick headed wide from a cross by Scott Merritt.
The visitors took the lead after 18 minutes with a quality goal. Sam Towler whipped over a superb cross from the right and Josh Baker, among the scorers at Backwell, raced in to net with a stooping header.
Wellington doubled their lead on the half-hour with more than a little help from Street. A dreadful backpass went straight to Jake Quick, who took maximum advantage to coolly round keeper Liam Norris and slot the ball home.
Legg’s side have been guilty of conceding shortly after they score on a number of occasions this season but this wasn’t to be the case at Street and it stayed 2-0 until the break.
The second half was a scrappy affair and Street enjoyed much more possession as Wellington struggled to put their foot on the ball.
But, despite always looking busy, the home side failed to create a single serious effort on goal throughout the 90 minutes.
Legg will have been delighted with the clean sheet after Wellington had leaked 15 goals in their four league and cup matches so far.
That was due in no uncertain manner to central defenders Jason Quick and Stone, who were both outstanding, while Sidley-Adams was rock solid in goal.
The win moved Wellington up to tenth – exactly halfway – in the premier table with a Bank Holiday Monday trip to Clevedon Town (3.00) coming next.
Wellington: Connor Sidley-Adams, Josh Champion, Jack Bown-Porter, Tom Stone, Jason Quick, Glen Wright, Miles Quick, Sam Towler, Jake Quick, Scott Merritt, Josh Baker, Subs: Rohan Poulsom and Callum Mooney (used); Mason Raymond (not used).