Toolstation League premier division: Wellington 0, Ilfracombe Town 1
Wellington ended their season with an odd-goal defeat at home to Ilfracombe Town last night (Thursday, April 27th).
Playing their second game in three days, the Tangerines, made six changes from the starting 11 who drew 1-1 with Helston Athletic.
On a night of few chances, Tyler Evans-Loude got into space in the home box after 17 minutes but dragged his shot wide of the target.
Ilfracombe also had vehement appeals for a penalty turned down before Wellington’s only clear opening of the first half ended with Jake Quick’s effort blocked after he had been played in by his brother Miles.
The crucial breakthrough came right at the start of the second half as a corner for the visitors saw Charlie Prentice run in to score with a powerful header.
The Wellington response was immediate with Jake Quick being denied by keeper Jimmy Thorne who then clawed away a well-struck drive from Ryan Brereton.
But that was as good as it got for the hosts who shook things up by introducing all five subs without being able to get back on level terms.
The result sees Wellington finish in 15th position – a decent season in a division featuring some quality teams with large playing budgets.
The most important thing is that a seventh successive campaign of premier football is assured and they can now enjoy a well-deserved break.
Wellington: Shay Allen, Lloyd Tucker, Zeph Collins, Miles Quick, Glen Wright, Jason Quick, Eli Collins, Nathan Byrne, Jake Quick, Jamie Nicholson, Sully McKenna. Substitutes: Kelson Pollard, Alfie Clark, Alex Cherry, Ryan Brereton, Jack Bown-Porter (all used).