Title showdown for welly at Radstock

By Barry Knott in Football

WELLINGTON football manager Clive Jones has promised to keep his cool during this Saturday’s big title decider at Radstock in Division One of the Toolstation League.

Wellington, already promoted, maintained their two-point lead over Hengrove over the weekend with a 4-3 away win over Malmesbury Victoria.

But Jones admitted yesterday: “I lost it at Malmesbury and I apologised to the players afterwards.

“We were winning 3-0 and then completely lost our shape. It was a bit naive.”

Wellington head for Radstock knowing they will be crowned champions if they win regardless of whether Hengrove win at Westbury in their last game – also on Saturday.

But Hengrove have a better goal difference so it is important Wellington claim victory on Saturday.

“It’s entirely in our hands,” added Jones. “We don’t have to rely on anyone doing us any favours.

“I have to say I didn’t think we would be in this position so quickly. When I took over at Wellington I had a three-year plan for promotion.”

Wellington will have a full-strength side available which means goalkeeper Connor Sidley-Adams will be available after running in the London Marathon over the weekend.

Left-back Jack Porter has also been added to the squad after being in Dubai for the past four months. Porter has already told Jones he will be available next season when Wellington will be playing in the Premier Division.

So the position at Radstock on Saturday is quite clear - win and Wellington are champions. However a draw may not be enough.

Wellington are expecting plenty of support at Radstock for what will be their biggest game in years.

Wellington’s annual presentation night is at the Beambridge on Saturday, May 6.

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