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FOOTBALL: Viney stars as Wellington hold on for victory
1:50pm Sunday 8th September 2013 in Sport
WELLINGTON beat Corsham 1-0 in the Toolstation Western league yesterday to take their record to four wins from five matches.
Their trip to Corham was their fifth away game on the trot as they wait for Wellington Cricket Club, who share the ground, to complete their fixtures.
Wellington made one change with Holmes replacing Dennehy who was away on holiday.
Corsham, after an opening season battering at Barnstaple, had won their last four games including two home wins against premier teams Sherborne and Gillingham in the FA Cup.
On a hot afternoon Wellington started well and within the first five minutes a rehearsed corner move saw Legg’s point blank header hit the keeper and the follow up go agonizingly go wide. Wellington continued to break well and went close again.
Corsham finally came into the game but Wellington held firm and then from a free kick mid-way through the first half Holmes drove the ball in for Chamberlain to head Wellington into the lead.
Corsham came back but were having trouble breaking down Wellington down. Viney was surprisingly booked for time wasting after a couple of poor tackles where no action had been taken.
Viney, who was outstanding in goal, then went full length to push another shot round the post, Wellington held firm to lead 1-0 at half time The second half saw Wellington start well again with Redrup and Chamberlain having one-on-one chances saved by the keeper.
Holmes, on his comeback, got booked and then came off after 60 minutes to be replaced by James Clough.
Corsham were now getting on top and laying siege to the Wellington goal. Legg made one brilliant tackle while Viney continued to impress.
Wellington sent on Bryant and Towler to add energy to the side and they held out to claim the three points.
Wellington: Viney, Bryant (L), Porter, Legg, Ellis (capt), Holmes (Clough J, 50m), Ford, Redrup (Bryant 75m), Piper, Chamberlain, Westlake (Towler 80m).
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