Toolstation League premier division: Street 0, Wellington 2

A pair of well-taken goals after the break gave Wellington their second away win in five days and completed the double over Street last night (Wednesday, April 24th).

However, their joy was dampened by news that Lewis Jennings (pictured right), who was taken to hospital after a 65th-minute collision, had suffered a fractured ankle. We all wish him a speedy recovery.

Richard Cherry was without four of the starting 11 from Saturday’s 2-0 win at Oldland Abbotonians but his side were still good value for another victory which moved them level on points with Saltash United who are in 14th position.

The first half was a replica of the Oldland game with neither side creating a serious effort on goal.

Cherry changed things around at the break, bringing on Connor Noble for Danny Wordsworth, and ironically, the breakthrough came at exactly the same time as Saturday – 51 minutes.

Former Wellington keeper Shay Allen raced out of his goal but failed to clear his lines and, when the ball broke to young midfielder Harry Scott, he skilfully chipped into the empty net from more than 35 yards.

The Tangerines doubled their advantage six minutes later as the lively Scott was chopped down just outside the box and Josh Lukins, who scored the opener at Oldland, curled a superb free-kick into the top corner.

Wellington looked much sharper in the second half and continued to thwart any attacks by a Street side they had beaten 2-0 at the Playing Field on Easter Monday.

There was a long hold-up after the injury to Jennings, sustained in the home penalty area, and he was eventually carried off, bringing a first-team debut for striker Tom Scarlett, a member of the club’s title-winning A team.

There were no further chances and, having shipped five goals at Bridgwater only eight days earlier, Cherry would have been delighted with another clean sheet for his side.

They now finish the season with a trip to Brixham AFC – currently lying an impressive eighth in their first campaign in the league.

Wellington: Jake Viney, Mark Cornish, Tom Stone, Kieran Bailey. Ryan Hibbert, Lewis Jennings, Glen Wright, Harry Scott, Josh Lukins. Sully McKenna, Danny Wordsworth. Substitutes: Connor Noble and Tom Scarlett.

Photos courtesy of the Around Wellington news and sport website.