Toolstation League premier division: Cadbury Heath 1, Wellington 5
Wellington ended their run of defeats and completed the double over struggling Cadbury Heath with a convincing win in Bristol today (Easter Monday).
The game was ruined by a strong wind and heavy pitch but the Tangerines’ clinical finishing sealed three welcome points.
Cadbury Heath, who have slipped to the bottom of the table, looked more dangerous early on but Wellington went ahead from their first effort on goal in the 31st minute.
A trademark long throw by Jack Bown-Porter came off the head of a home defender and Ryan Brereton ran in to nod home.
Just as it looked like Wellington would go into the break ahead, the hosts equalised on the stroke of half-time when a cross from the left was headed home at the far post by Matt Isaacs.
The Tangerines responded to the setback with two goals in the first eight minutes of the second half.
They regained the lead two minutes after the restart when the ball broke to Alfie Clark on the left of the area and he cut inside before scoring with a fierce drive.
Shortly afterwards it was 3-1 as some fine play ended with Eli Collins playing in Jake Quick who deftly slipped the ball past the keeper and in off the post.
Cadbury Heath also had their chances but were unable to reduce the deficit before being finished off by two pieces of individual brilliance from Jamie Nicholson.
After 72 minutes, he weaved his way to the byline before shooting home from the narrowest of angles.
He then struck again with two minutes remaining, this time receiving a pass from Collins before wriggling into space and shooting low into the net.
The five-goal salvo will give Wellington a confidence boost ahead of their fourth game in eight days at home to Ilfracombe Town on Wednesday, ko 7.45pm.
Wellington: Harley Wilkinson, Lloyd Tucker, Jason Quick, Tom Stone, Jack Bown-Porter, Jamie Nicholson, Eli Collins, Glen Wright, Ryan Brereton, Alfie Clark, Jake Quick. Substitutes: Sully McKenna, Zeph Collins and Alex Cherry (all used).