Wellington completed their programme of six pre-season friendlies with an impressive 5-1 win away to Torridgeside of the South West Peninsula League.

They took the lead from a neat finish by impressive youngster Jamie Nicholson and, although they created more chances, it remained 1-0 until half-time.

Wellington did increase their lead through one of their trialists shortly after the restart but theIr North Devon hosts pulled one back from the penalty spot just after the hour mark.

Almost immediately, Jesse Howe restored the visitors’ two-goal advantage when he volleyed home.

Despite being without a number of regular squad members, Wellington played some decent football and added two more goals before the final whistle.

Jake Quick produced a clinical finish from Stefan Phillips’ perfect through ball after 84 minutes and, four minutes later, they were award a penalty for handball and Sam Towler made no mistake from the spot.

The serious business starts next Saturday (July 30th) when Wellington open their season with a trip into Cornwall to take on Toolstation League newcomers Falmouth Town.

The club are running a coach to the game, leaving at 10am. To book (£10), ring Graham Aspin on 07771 533856.