Welton side in push to escape relegation – Wincanton Town 1 Welton Rovers 2

By Leah Smith in Football

Welton returned from South Somerset with three valuable points in their push to escape from the depths of the Toolstation First Division.

In a lively start, Welton’s Mallick Jammeh featured heavily, with his runs and close play along the left flank. Dan Veal then set up Aaron Seviour on a charge, but his effort was blocked by keeper, Dan Cabell, the ball fell back to Jammeh, but his shot flew over the Wincanton bar.

Welton pressed further and a free kick on the right from Chris Pile was met by Joe Garland, but his header flew straight into the arms of the keeper. The hosts won a free kick out on the left, the delivery from Andy Mitchell was met by Lewis Voizey and his header flashed inches wide of Welton’s far post.

A corner from the left by Wincanton was cleared by the Welton defence, but the ball fell to Dan Wise and his curling shot thumped against the inside of the Welton post.

Wincanton were getting into the game more as the half progressed and an effort from Tom Morris was well saved by Charlie Phillips in the Welton goal. Just before the halftime whistle, Seviour broke through the Wincanton defence, only to see his goal-bound volley saved by the trailing foot of Cabell.

The second half saw Welton continue to take the game to their hosts and they were rewarded in the 55th minute when excellent close play from Shakell Green saw him find Jammeh in space and he launched a terrific shot that curled past the keeper and into the net.

Wincanton responded and a Matt Morley run saw him set up Danny Golden in front of goal, but he scooped his shot high over the Welton bar.

Welton increased their lead in the 70th minute when further good play from Green saw him find Garland who delivered the perfect cross to Seviour, who cracked in a stunning strike that gave the keeper no chance.

At the other end, Green was on hand to save Welton when he cleared the ball off the goal line with Phillips beaten.

The hosts suddenly woke up and pressurised the Welton defence and Phillips did well to deny Mitchell and minutes later, Phillips produced two top drawer point blank saves to deny the hosts.

However, he couldn’t do anything when Wincanton substitute, Luke Williams, poked the ball home through a melee of players to give the hosts hope.

However, Welton’s determination and good play kept Wincanton at bay and Welton throughly deserved the three points.

Bob Allard