Toolstation League premier division: Wellington 5, Keynsham Town 0
Wellington bounced back to form with a five-goal salvo against Keynsham Town at the Playing Field yesterday (Saturday, November 5th).
It earned revenge for our 4-0 defeat in Bristol in August and secured three valuable points with both sides having gone into the game locked together on nine points at the foot of the table.
The Tangerines had scored a goal inside the first minute of their midweek defeat at Shelton Mallet and struck early again against Keynsham.
The game was only four minutes old when Joe Wragg – back in the side from Exeter City duty – played the ball forward to Miles Quick. He then received it back before cutting inside and shooting low under keeper Joel Manning.
Wellington always looked more dangerous but the young Keynsham side kept them at bay until the 65th minute when Wragg struck again with a quality finish, lifting the ball over Manning and in off the inside of the far post.
That put the home side on the road to victory but they finished in style with three goals in the final six minutes.
Jason Quick scored with a flicked header from a free kick delivered by his twin Miles and then their brother Jake raced clear before producing a clinical finish.
There was still time for a fifth right at the death as sub Sully McKenna pulled the ball back to Jamie Nicholson who fired an unstoppable shot into roof of the net.
The result will give Wellington a welcome confidence boost ahead of their Isuzu FA Vase second round tie at home to Royal Wootton Bassett Town on Saturday (ko 3pm).
Wellington: Harley Wilkinson, Callum Chivers, Jack Bown-Porter, Eli Collins, Mark Cornish, Jason Quick, Jamie Nicholson, Sam Towler, Jake Quick, Miles Quick, Joe Wragg. Subs: Harvey Dorothy, Sully McKenna and Kelson Pollard (used); Heon Jin (not used).