Toolstation League premier division: Torpoint Athletic 2, Wellington 1
A goal in the dying minutes denied Wellington the point they deserved away to unbeaten Torpoint Athletic this afternoon (Saturday, August 12th).
The Tangerines were depleted by injuries and holidays, so their line-up featured three more players making their first start plus a welcome return for defender Mark Cornish, who missed most of last season with knee trouble.
But the new-look squad put in a battling performance and were desperately unlucky to return home empty handed.
They should have taken the lead after only two minutes after Miles Quick was sent clear and beat keeper Jordan Duffey but the ball rolled the wrong side of the post.
Torpoint made the breakthrough on the half-hour as a corner was headed on and nodded home by James Rowe.
Wellington refused to let the goal knock them back and grew in confidence during the second half.
Sub Rohan Poulsom and defender Ryan Hibbert both went close before they drew level with nine minutes remaining.
A low cross by Jack Bown-Porter was diverted into the path of Poulsom who made no mistake from ten yards.
Wellington almost went ahead five minutes later but Tom Burt was denied by a goal line clearance before Torpoint snatched the points after 88 minutes.
The ball was squared to Sean Thomson and he smashed an unstoppable shot past keeper Shay Allen to clinch the points and take them two points clear at the top of the table.
Wellington: Shay Allen, Mark Cornish, Jack Bown-Porter (cpt), Jordan Hayman, Ryan Hibbert, Glen Wright, Lewis Jennings, Beckham Pyatt, Miles Quick, Josh Lukins, Tom Burt. Substitutes: Rohan Poulsom, Nico Cottle, Flynn Smith (all used). Attendance: 155.
Photos courtesy of the Around Wellington website.