Stitch2Print Devon & Exeter League division one: Bow Amateur Athletic 1, Wellington Reserves 6

Wellington Reserves moved three points clear at the top of the table after a convincing win in their final away game of the season.

Man-of-the-match was hat-trick hero Rohan Poulsom who is pictured with coach Tom Hawkings.

Manager Mark Owen was able to take a strong squad for the tricky trip on a tight pitch.

With blustery conditions, they needed to make a strong start and that’s exactly what they did.

After eight minutes, Aaron Hawkings was quickest to react in the box and fired home to put the Tangerines ahead.

Wellington were making all the play now but had to wait until the 30th minute to increase their lead.

As the ball was played into the box, Dylan Groves got his head to it and guided it into the opposite corner to make it 2-0.

Then, as half-time was approaching, Luke Perry made a great run down the left and crossed a fine ball into the box where Wes Poulsom hit it first time into the bottom corner.

With Bow making a few changers for the start of the second half and going with three up front, Wellington could not have asked for a better start.

Rohan Poulsom was sent clear and, as he ran through on goal, he was tripped in the box.

He got up to dispatch the penalty into the bottom corner, giving the keeper no chance – 4-0.

Bow responded well and, with the wind playing its part, the ball was now being hit long into Wellington box. From one of these attacks, the hosts pulled a goal back as a scramble in the box saw the ball was struck past Charlie Hawkings in goal from close range.

With many substitutions now being made, the game had a quiet period but, as it entered the last 15 minutes, Wellington really started to take control all over the pitch.

Rohan Poulsom added two more goals to complete his hat trick, an all-round excellent performance and 6-1 win.

Although the Reserves are clear at the top, St Martins and Exeter Uni both have games in hand so the result should at least give them a top three finish.

Team: Charlie Hawkings, Mark Owen, Dylan Groves, Connor Noble, Tom Davies, Sam Poole, Wes Poulsom, Aaron Hawkings, Rohan Poulsom, Ollie Nott, Luke Perry. Substitutes: Ned Ogilvie, Tom Hawkings, Dom Healey, Lenny Old (all used).