Jones’ boys have crunch cup match at Hengrove

By Mark Pritchett in Football

WELLINGTON face one of their toughest soccer games of the season when they play away to the holders Hengrove Athletic in the second round of the Toolstation League’s Les Phillips Cup on Saturday.

“It should be a cracking game – I’m looking forward to it,” said Wellington’s manager Clive Jones yesterday.

Wellington have already played Hengrove twice this season, winning away and drawing at home.

“I tipped Hengrove to win the first division championship at the beginning of the season - and, of course, I hope I’m wrong.”

The sides were due to play the tie on Saturday but Hengrove’s reserve side had a cup tie at home and this took precedence.

Both Wellington and Hengrove are riding high in the first division and chasing league and cup doubles.

Wellington will be at near full strength although midfielder Scott Drayton is doubtful with a thigh strain and did not train last week.

“I rate Scott highly and he has formed a terrific understanding with Glen Wright,” added Jones whose side have not been at their best in recent weeks.

“I’m hoping we will put this right at Hengrove who are a

typical Bristol outfit – always difficult to beat on their own patch.”

With no first team game over the weekend, Jones was able to take a look at the club’s reserve side who were in action at home to Colyton Reserves in Division One of the Devon and Exeter League.

The Reserves are home again this coming weekend, against Witheridge Reserves while

the club’s Third team are again without a match in Division Seven.

Hemyock entertain Royal Oak in the semi-final of the Devon Intermediate Cup.

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