Welton Come Back Well
Shak Green gets his 10th Welton goal to ensure Rovers remain unbeaten in the Western League at West Clewes since August
The points were shared in this dour affair on a freezing cold afternoon at West Clewes. It was a slow start from both sides as they got to grips with a heavy pitch. The first real action of the game saw Chris Pile upended on the edge of the Ashton area. Callum Elms free kick was delivered to the far post were a melee ensued before the ball was scrambled clear by the visitors. Ashton's response was a long range effort from Sam Hemmings that went well wide of the Welton goal. Tom Smart was fouled on the edge of the Welton area and Hemmings free kick kept low, through the wall before being safely gathered by Tom Drewitt in the Welton goal. At the other end lively play from Aaron Seviour saw him find Pile in space but his first time shot was straight at the visitors keeper Will Justin. As halftime approached a good Welton attack involving Seviour, Kyle Norris and Pile saw the ball find its way to fullback Jaiden Savery bit his final effort was way off target.
The second half started in lively fashion from both teams and it was the visitors who struck first in the 50th minute. A quality piece of play down the right flank by Jake Flower saw him square the ball into the mix were it struck the trailing leg of Ashton substitute Paul Uppington and the ball flew into the Welton goal despite Drewitt getting a hand to the ball. Three minutes Welton were level, excellent play down the Ashton right from Savery and Seviour saw Seviours cross met at the far post by Shakiel Green, who rose above the defence to head home to equalise for Welton. This galvanised Welton as they went all out for the all important next goal but despite their best efforts the winner alluded them and the point gained kept Welton fifth in the Toolstation Division One table.