Disappointing day out for Nahki Wells and Justin Donawa
Three Bermuda forwards all suffered losses on Saturday as the English football season grinds towards a conclusion.
Nahki Wells and his Bristol City side went down 4-1 away to Millwall in their penultimate game of the season in the Sky Bet Championship, while the teams of Jonté Smith and Justin Donawa in the Vanarama National League, Woking and Solihull Moors, lost 4-2 and 2-1 to Weymouth and Wrexham respectively.
Smith was one of ten players missing for Woking because of injury. Their young team put up a spirited fight, twice taking the lead through Charlie Cooper in the 31st minute and Sam Ashford in the 47th before Weymouth snatched victory with goals in the 89th and 90th minutes.
The loss leaves 20th-placed Woking winless in ten games, and only three points ahead of King’s Lynn Town in the final relegation position going into their next match away to Dagenham & Redbridge today.
Three penalties were scored in Solhull’s match away to Wrexham where the home side won 2-1 to stay in the promotion play-off places. Wrexham, sixth, led through Luke Young penalties in the 27th and 33rd minutes, before Adam Rooney, Donawa’s strike partner, pulled one back for Solihull from the spot in the 80th minute. Donawa played the whole match.
Bristol City continued their slide down the Championship table, slipping to nineteenth after their loss to Millwall, their ninth game without a victory going back to March 13, when they beat Birmingham 3-0 away.
City will have one final chance to give new manager Nigel Pearson his first home win when they close out their season next weekend with a match against third-placed Brentford, who are aiming to secure the final promotion spot through the play-offs.
Pearson, who signed a three-year contract this week to show his commitment to the club, made changes to the team because of injuries. City went behind in the fifth minute when Millwall scored through Jed Wallace in their first attack.
Young striker Tommy Conway, an academy graduate, equalised in the sixteenth minute with his first professional goal for the club. However, Millwall never looked back after reclaiming the lead in the 31st minute through Scott Malone, before further goals by Billy Mitchell and Tom Bradshaw in the 52nd and 58th minutes sealed the win.
Wells was substituted in the 77th minute.