Toolstation League premier division: Millbrook 0, Wellington 2
A pair of first half goals from striker Josh Baker gave Wellington their second league win of the season in Cornwall yesterday (Saturday, December 16th).
Millbrook have yet to register a point this season but put up a good fight on a heavy pitch which made it a difficult afternoon for both sides.
The Tangerines had a pre-match boost with midfielder Sam Towler rejoining the club from Bridgwater United and they dominated the first half.
Baker, twice, and Lewis Jennings went close before they broke the deadlock in spectacular fashion on the half-hour.
Nathan Byrne fed Baker out on the left and he produced a superb curler which dipped just inside the far angle.
Wellington nearly doubled their lead eight minutes later as a Byrne shot was saved by keeper Jamie Dudley and Kieran Ireland shot wide from the rebound.
But they were not to be denied and Baker struck again four minutes before the break, shooting home after a looping header by Jennings had come back off the bar.
Millbrook took the game to the visitors in the second half without forcing keeper Shay Allen into serious action.
It was Wellington who went closest to scoring as Towler almost marked his return with a goal eight minutes from time, his 25-yard free kick smacking against the post.
The result lifted the Tangerines two more places away from the bottom of the table – CLICK HERE – with the league having stated that only one team will be relegated this season.
It will also have boosted their confidence ahead of the Boxing Day derby with promotion chasing Bridgwater Town at the Playing Field, ko 1pm.
Wellington: Shay Allen, Mark Cornish, Tom Stone, Miles Quick, Alex Cherry, Lewis Jennings, Josh Lukins, Kieran Ireland, Sam Towler, Nathan Byrne, Josh Baker. Substitutes: Tom Burt, Jack Bown-Porter and Gabriel Plant (all used).
Photos courtesy of the Around Wellington news and sport website.