Home Somerset county Wellington and Mousehole draw in the Toolsstation Western League

Wellington and Mousehole draw in the Toolsstation Western League


WELLINGTON saved their best home performance until the end with a marvelous fightback to dash the promotion hopes of second-placed Mousehole on the first attempt.

They trailed the highly rated Cornish side 2-0 at the break but controlled the second half to earn a well-earned point.

With manager Tim Legg out, coach Alex Pope named an unchanged starting XI after the fine win over Millbrook.

But they had to ride out an early storm on the Mousehole side that made a huge impression on their first season of Toolstation.

Wellington gradually entered the game only to be stunned by two goals in three minutes from striker Callam Mconie.

He surged past goalkeeper Rob Hall after 36 minutes and then produced an even better finish with a curled shot shortly after.

This put Mousehole – locked in a three-way top fight with Tavistock and Exmouth – in control, but Wellington was far from beaten.

Pope made a tactical substitution at the break, changing things up to introduce Jordan Casey in place of midfielder Glen Wright.

They nearly pulled one out straight away, but Jake Quick’s effort was saved by keeper Ollie Chenoweth with the assistant judging the ball hadn’t crossed the line.

However, they did not contradict themselves and reduced the backlog with a glorious goal on time.

Casey collected the ball outside the box, turned and gave goalkeeper Ollie Chenoweth no chance with a superb shot.

Wellington were in complete control as they cut the wind from the Mousehole sails and deservedly equalized with ten minutes to go.

Man of the match Mark Cornish played an excellent ball over the top and Jake Quick raced past the pressed Chenoweth.

Mousehole had to survive a desperate scramble soon after as Rob Hall in the home goal produced a smart save towards the end of a wonderful Toolstation League football advert.

Wellington, who drew 3-3 at Mousehole on the opening day of the season, showed again that – in their time – they are a match for any team in an incredibly strong division.