WELLINGTON end their season in Regional Two South West with two rugby matches at the Athletic Ground, the first being against North Petherton on Saturday (Mar 23, 2.30p.m.).

Wellington, ninth in the table, will be looking to avenge a dramatic 24-22 loss at Petherton in early December - a game they surely should have won.

Wellington led 22-7 at one stage in the second half before Petherton hit back to score two converted tries and a penalty after looking certain to lose.

Looking back on the game against Petherton, head coach Graham Dawe said: "We played very well for the first 70 minutes. But the game is all about playing the whole 80 minutes and we didn't do that.

"This has been one of our problems this season - we've played well for 40, 50 and 70 minutes - but you have to put in the tackles right to the very last minute. You have to concentrate for the whole of the 80 minutes.

"We have lost games this season because of this. We need to be focussed right to the end - not just in the first half.

"I was very pleased with our performance against Newton Abbot last Saturday. We were certainly the better side - there's no question about that. We deserved to win."

Meanwhile, with at least five players returning, Wellington face a nice selection problem for the home game against Petherton. Chris Batts, Cory Jenkinson, Tom Owen, Ollie Price and Regan Walker should all be available.

"Obviously we will have to look at whether we change the side," added Dawe. "The lads played well against Newton Abbot."

Wellington's last match of the season is against bottom club Burnham, who have won only two matches this season, on Saturday, April 6.

Wellington 2nd XV are also in action on Saturday. They play away to their Petherton counterparts in Counties Three Somerset South.

Wiveliscombe will be chasing a rare double in Counties One Western West on Saturday when they play away to basement boys Falmouth who lost 22-17 at The Rec in early December. Wiveliscombe are one of four teams fighting relegation, the others being Bideford, Bude and, of course, Falmouth.

Wiveliscombe 2nd XV play Bridgwater & Albion in Counties Three Somerset South - also on Saturday.

Meanwhile, Minehead Barbarians will be looking to avenge a defeat against Chew Valley in Counties Two Somerset when the sides meet again in the return on Saturday (2.30).

The Babas went down 31-17 away to the Valley in early December when their opponents were top of the table, having lost only one of 11 games. Since then Valley have lost three more matches but are still third in the table.