Toolstation League premier division: Wellington 0, Sherborne Town 2
Wellington conceded the double to Sherborne Town with defeat at the Playing Field yesterday (October 15th).
Sherborne – who earned promotion from division one last season – had won 3-0 when the sides met in Dorset back in August.
And they got off to a flying start by taking the lead after only five minutes when a free kick into the box was headed home by Alex Murphy.
With strikers Jake Quick unavailable and Nathaniel Groom joining Clevedon Town, Wellington opted to play defender Mark Cornish in an unaccustomed role up front.
They picked themselves up from the early setback by dominating the rest of the first half without being able to equalise.
Their biggest threat was defender Tom Stone who went close with three headers, one of which was cleared off the line with Cornish firing over from the rebound.
Wellington made a double change at the break, replacing Cornish and Jamie Nicholson with Miles Quick and Kelson Pollard.
They also used their three other subs in the second half but were still unable to break down their well-organised opponents who then produced a sucker punch with 15 minutes remaining.
Another free kick was met by the head of Murphy and although this time keeper Harley Wilkinson saved well, Henry Napier was on hand to thump home the rebound.
Wellington: Harley Wilkinson, Stefan Phillips, Tom Stone, Jason Quick, Jack Bown-Porter, Jamie Nicholson, Sam Towler, Glen Wright, Eli Collins, Mark Cornish, Joe Wragg. Substitutes: Kelson Pollard, Alex Cherry, Miles Quick, Heon Jin, Harvey Dorothy (all used).
Next up is a Les Phillips Cup local derby at home to Bishops Lydeard on Wednesday, ko 7.45pm.