Legg wants majority of his players to stay on

Friday 13th May 2022 4:00 pm
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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 (see page 30).

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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