Legg wants majority of his players to stay on
TIM Legg, who has been in charge of Wellington’s Toolstation League side for about two and a half years, believes the past season has been ‘a success.’
Wellington finished 14th in the Premier Division and Legg said: “We have made a good amount of progress in terms of points and being competitive but also attracting good players that want to play an ‘attractive’ style of football.
“We managed to achieve our best league position since 2009/10 and also went on our joint longest FA Vase run.
While this does not match our ambitions to be even better and compete in the top half of the table and progress further in cup competitions there was enough to suggest we can go into next season and achieve this.
“Myself and co manager Alex Pope are now working hard to organise pre-season and build on the progress we have made. Talks with players will start commencing soon and we would like the majority to stay and keep fighting to be a force in the Western League premier division.”
There is no doubt that Wellington were beginning to play some attractive football towards the latter part of the season and finished their campaign with remarkable away wins over Ilfracombe Town (4-0) and Helston Town (3-0) over the Easter Weekend.
Legg said after the game at Helston: “We did all the horrible parts of the game well and didn’t let them back into the game at any stage. It finished off our season well and epitomises the progress the club have made.”
Legg took over at a difficult time in October, 2019, following the departure of Clive Jones on the same day his side won 5-0 at home to Odd Down.
Andrew Govier, a member of the club’s management committee at the time, described it as a ‘disgraceful decision.’ Legg, who first put on a Wellington shirt for the club’s Under 11s 23 years ago, said at the time he was confident he could take the club forward on the pitch.
Progress has been slow but Wellington have looked a good side at times if results did not always go their way.
They drew ten games which cost them 20 points, half of which would have put them in a healthy mid-table position.
While Wellington are now playing the style of football which spectators like to watch, they would also like to see a few more local players in the side and no doubt they will get their chance in pre-season.
Meanwhile, Wellington are having to find a new manager for the Reserves following the decision of Steve Trevelyan to step down.
His assistant James Baker will also be leaving his post. Wellington Reserves finished fifth in Division One of the Devon and Exeter League.
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