Wem made the long trip to Wellington (Hereford) on Saturday and came back disappointed. The visitors weren’t up to the standards they had set themselves the week before and conceded on around 20 minutes. It was 1-0 when the half time whistle and although Wem hadn’t been great they had spurned two golden opportunities. The second half was a much more even game as Wem upped their levels. Not much was created second half but Wem had a great opportunity when the ball fell kindly from a throw in but it couldn’t be forced home. The game was stretched towards the end as Wem pushed for an equaliser and Wellington scored a second. There was still time after that for a penalty to be won by the hosts, but it wasn’t converted due to a great save by the Wem keeper. Here is what the gaffer had to say:
We were very poor first half compared to where we had reached the week before. Wellington move the ball really well and we couldn’t get close to them, however they did gift us two opportunities which we have to take. I was pleased with the response second half the boys really fought hard but the ball wouldn’t go in and it wasn’t to be. A couple of lessons have to be learnt from the game though, firstly to show up from the start and secondly we have to be clinical. I am hoping now that come Saturday’s game at home to Smethwick is where we put things right. We have won our last 2 games at home so I am keen to keep that home form up.
The club would like to wish Wellington all the best for the rest of the season and look forward to the reverse fixture.