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Wellington beaten by Black Country Rangers but hope for new boss news
1:00pm Wednesday 13th March 2013 in Sport
Wellington 0 Black Country Rangers 2.
WELLINGTON hope to be announcing their new manager next week.
But the villagers have lost one of their leading players with striker Saul Thomas opting to join Pegasus Juniors.
“We have shaken hands with a potential new manager,” said Wellington chairman Phil Smith. “And I’m quite excited at the prospect.
“The lads feel a bit let down, though, that Saul has decided to go at this stage of the season.”
A powerful Black Country Rangers side just had the edge against Wellington.
The West Midlands League Premier Division title-hopefuls took the lead after just five minutes and it was backs-to-the-wall stuff for Wellington for the remainder of the first-half.
“They were a bigger and stronger, more physical side,” said Smith.
“Their centre-forward just brushed the defence aside and scored into the roof of the net past Matt Eden.”
Wellington picked up in the second-half and Aaron Morgan shot wide with only the goalkeeper to beat.
But the home side were punished in the final minute when, as they pushed up in search of an equaliser, Rangers broke away to score a second.
Smith, however, was encouraged by the performance of his team which included a number of young players.
“Sam Archer-Plane did well at left-back on his 18th birthday,” he said.
“Steve Brotherwood also played well and Will Burley, who stepped up to captain the side after Andy Price broke his collar-bone the previous week, had a fine game.”
Bromyard Town also had an off-day, suffering a 3-0 home defeat by Wolverhampton Casuals.
But Pegasus Juniors’ scheduled home game with Wellington Amateurs was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch.