Stitch2Print Devon & Exeter League Division One: Wellington Reserves 3, Hatherleigh Town 0
Our Reserves continued their unbeaten run with a professional win over Hatherleigh Town at the Playing Field.
After a convincing 9-3 victory last time out against the same opponents, the clean sheet was the most pleasing element of the performance.
It was a real shut out from young Tom Hyam in goal ably assist by Dylan Groves, Tom Davies and Connor Noble.
Man-of-the-match Will Armstrong was the perfect screen in front of them with calm possession, hard hitting tackles and superb vision and control.
Another youngster, Ned OgIvie, had a very good game, scoring the second, while Aaron Hawkings, Dominic Healey and Wes Poulsom put in a shift and offered much both defensively and offensively.
Luke Perry and Rohan Poulsom worked in tandem to cause the visitors defence many a problem and the squad is strong with Ollie Nott and Logan Sellick helping to continue the team’s positive run, coming off the bench.
It was the visitors who had the best of the first ten minutes and our boys struggling to get a hold on the game until, after 12 minutes, a purposeful ball forward caught the defensive napping and Poulsom nipped in to lift the ball over the advancing keeper to make it 1-0
It was just what was needed and, six minutes later, it was 2-0. Oglvie latched on to a loose ball in the middle of the park and set off – defensive players kept backing off him, giving the youngster the invitation to hit low drive from 25 yards which was too hot to handle for the keeper.
As it looked certain we would take the lead into half-time, the visitors gave the boys a scare working the ball from left to right well, resulting in Hyam making a point blank save from the angle.
The second half brought much the same with few chances but Wellington looking the more likely to increase their lead when, on 62 minutes, Perry was released down the right and he squared the ball across goal where a defensive blunder allowed Poulsom to grab his second.
Going into the latter stages of the game, Hyam made a superb save from a well hit free kick which looked in all the way.
The Reserves are on the road next Saturday, away to Beer Albion in their quest to make it nine unbeaten!
The A team picked up a point on their travels with a 3-3 draw away to North Curry thanks to goals from Sean Conway (two) and Alfie Hill.