Toolstation League premier division: Bridport 0, Wellington 4
Wellington bounced back from their defeat at Tavistock with a comfortable victory – and clean sheet – away to bottom-of-the-table Bridport.
Tim Legg’s side had seen their three-game unbeaten run ended the previous Saturday by the side lying second but they showed no ill effects with a confident performance.
Legg made four changes to his line-up with Jack Bown-Porter, Miles Quick and Glen Wright all returning after being unavailable at Tavistock to replace Kevin Nicholson, Scott Merritt and Jamie Vaughan-Ryall.
There was also a call-up for Jordan Casey, usually a defender, who replaced the injured Josh Baker up front.
Wellington looked comfortable on the ball from the kick-off and went ahead with a quality goal after 18 minutes. A slick move ended with Josh Champion playing the ball to Wright just outside the box and he turned before sending a superb shot into the top corner.
Both keepers pulled off excellent reflex saves to keep the score at 1-0 – Shay Allen denying home striker Christian Blango and, at the other end, Greg Taylor thwarting Jake Quick.
But Quick was not to be denied and doubled Wellington’s advantage after 37 minutes when he was set up by Casey and showed quick feet to net from close range.
Bridport started the second half brightly only for Wellington to virtually seal the points eight minutes after the restart.
Miles Quick fed Casey on the right and he made ground before driving low across the keeper for a clinical finish.
Although the home side rattled the bar from long range, Wellington held firm and added a fourth in the dying minutes as sub Nathan Byrne swept the ball home from a pull-back.
The victory sees Wellington 11th in the table – with 11 points from seven games – ahead of Saturday’s visit of leaders Bitton for the first home game of the season at the Playing Field.
Wellington: Shay Allen, Josh Champion, Jack Bown-Porter, Tom Stone, Jason Quick, Miles Quick, Mason Raymond, Glen Wright, Sam Towler, Jake Quick, Jordan Casey. Subs: Jamie Vaughan-Ryall, Callum Mooney and Nathan Byrne (all used); Harry Walford (not used). Attendance: 131.