Toolstation League premier division: Cadbury Heath 3, Wellington 0
Depleted Wellington had a bad day at the office as they went down to Cadbury Heath in rain-soaked Bristol.
Playing against a side below them in the premier table, it was a game they would have hoped to get something from, but Wellington failed to capitalise on a decent first-half display and conceded three goals after the break.
In fairness, manager Tim Legg was missing a string of players from the squad who had recorded an FA Vase victory at Bishops Lydeard the previous week.
Despite the tricky conditions, they got off to a bright start, with striker Jake Quick being denied in a one-on-one with keeper Jordan Schofield and skipper Glen Wright seeing a header cleared off the line.
Cadbury Heath improved as the game wore on – and also went close – but it was goalless at the break after an entertaining half.
But the hosts went ahead a couple of minutes after the restart as Wellington’s habit of giving away silly goals reared its head again.
A catalogue of errors ended with central defender Tom Stone putting a pass-back past his own keeper Shay Allen and, when the ball rolled against the post, Dean Priddle knocked it into an empty net.
Wellington huffed and puffed in search of an equaliser but were wasteful in possession and conceded an all-important second goal with ten minutes remaining, sub Octavian Gala scoring with a well-placed header.
The visitors’ day was summed up three minutes later. Wright saw another header cleared off the line and, almost immediately, Heath broke upfield with Priddle driving home his second off the inside of the post.
Wellington: Shay Allen, Josh Champion, Tom Stone, Jason Quick, Jack Bown-Porter, Scott Merritt, Sam Towler, Miles Quick, Glen Wright, Josh Baker, Jake Quick. Substitute: Tim Legg (used).