WELLINGTON completed the season's double over Newton Abbot in Regional Two South West at the Athletic Field last Saturday.

After beating their opponents 31-17 away in November, Wellington never looked back after taking an early lead in the return fixture to run out 33-7 winners.

They made the most of their chances to score three converted tries in the first half and were resolute in defence almost throughout.

Chasing only their second home win of 2024 on a miserable afternoon, Wellington got off to a flyer with Liam Phillips finishing off a good move by the home side in the fourth minute with Alex Davey converting.

The Devon side quickly came back at Wellington, but the home side held firm before breaking out to score another try through Cam Venn in the 14th minute with Davey again adding the extra points with his trusty boot.

Newton Abbot, playing from the clubhouse end and with a chilly wind behind them, missed a long range penalty before Wellington stretched their lead to 21-0 in the 32nd minute with a try by Regan Walker, whose season has been dogged by injury. Davey again slotted over the conversion.

Leading by 21 points at the interval, the lively George Hodgson was only inches short of scoring a fourth try for Wellington in the 55th minute as Wellington dominated play.

The Devon side managed to resist until Cory Jenkinson rounded off a smart move by Wellington to slip through unopposed to score an unconverted try in the 65th minute to make it 26-0 - a lead which Wellington fully deserved.

Having lost skipper Danny Lee with a leg injury, Wellington's hopes of keeping a clean sheet were dashed when Newton Abbot went over for a converted try just five minutes from the end.

However Wellington, who had 80 per cent of the play and could have won by a bigger margin, finished with a flourish as Venn scored his second try of the match which Davey converted.

Despite winning, Wellington failed to move from ninth position in the division, although they are now 15 points clear of Newton Abbot, the next placed side.

Although scheduled to start at 2.30p.m., the game kicked off at 3p.m. at Newton Abbot's request because they could not make the earlier kick-off.

Tomorrow (Sat) Wellington have an away match against fourth-placed Wadebridge Camels in the league and will be looking to avenge a 20-10 home defeat in mid-November. Camels beat Truro 41-12 last weekend .

Leaders Sidmouth play at home to Cullompton looking to extend their 11-point lead at the top.

Wellington end their league season with home games against North Petherton (7th in the table) and Burnham on Sea (bottom).