Toolstation League premier division: Falmouth Town 8, Wellington 0
Wellington suffered their heaviest defeat for many seasons as they were thumped in Cornwall today (Saturday, September 9th).
Manager Richard Cherry was forced to ring the changes for the long trip with a number of players either injured or unavailable.
The experience of the likes of Jack Bown-Porter, Tom Stone and Miles Quick was greatly missed as their youthful line-up were blown away by a rampant Falmouth side whose win ensured they remained joint top of the table.
In glorious weather and before a big crowd, the game was virtually over after only 16 minutes with the hosts scoring from each of their first three efforts on goal.
Tom Annear curled home a 25-yard free kick after six minutes before further goals from Luke Brabyn and Alex Wharton.
They added two more before the interval – scored by Jacob Grange and Brabyn – to leave Wellington facing damage limitation in the second half.
James Ward headed home number six just before the hour mark and, although young keeper Rhys Williams pulled off three good saves, Falmouth were still in the mood for goals.
Substitute Jared Sims scored a spectacular volley after 77 minutes and then Cam Hutchinson completed the visitors’ misery in injury time.
At least the Tangerines can look forward to finally returning to the Playing Field for their first home game next Saturday when league newcomers St Blazey are the visitors.
Wellington: Rhys Williams, Lloyd Tucker, Mark Cornish, Jordan Hayman, Ryan Hibbert, Glen Wright, Flynn Smith, Ryan Brereton (c), Paolo Borges, Josh Lukins, Tom Burt. Substitutes: James Cottrill, Josh Young, Nico Cottle, Beckham Pyatt (all used).
Photos courtesy of the Around Wellington news and sport website.