Western Counties Floodlit Youth League: Frome Town 7, Wellington 2

Our Under 18s continue to find it tough going in the Western Counties Floodlight League.

Despite a spirited performance on Tuesday evening, they found a Wells team too strong in the end as they conceded five second half goals.

The game started brightly for Wellington as a well-placed through ball by Jon Wasey was brilliantly controlled by Sam Snook who kept his calm to fire past the onrushing Wells keeper.

Wells replied a few minutes later when one of their speedy forwards was brought down in the box. The centre forward converted from the spot emphatically despite the best efforts of keeper Sam Harcombe.

The Wells tails were now up, and Wellington came under pressure with Ben Fowler and Matt Harper, in particular putting in vital blocks.

Despite their efforts, the Wells second came on the half-hour when their No10 was given too much time on the edge of the box and he picked his spot to score.

Wellington tried to get back in to but it looked like they would be trailing at the break until James King seizes on a defensive mistake to skip round the keeper and equalise on the stroke of half-time.

Hopes were high at the break that Wellington could push on and win the game.

Sadly these hopes were dashed in the second half as Wells came out like a different team and immediately took the initiative with four near misses in the opening five minutes.

Despite the whole Wellington team, including the five substitutes, giving their all, they simply couldn’t deal with the pace of the Wells forward line and some clinical finishing saw them concede five more goals.

The result failed to reflect the effort the lads put in and they will hope to get the elusive first win when they host Frome on Tuesday, October 11th.