Wilderpark progressed to the semi-final of the Fisher Shield with an emphatic away 6-2 victory over Borough Green from Division Two. The win was never in doubt as a sequence of power defending meant we held a 4-0 lead at the half way stage.
We welcomed back Paul Burgess to his first full game of the campaign following injury and he performed in his usual midfield role.
Alfie Smyth opened the scoring on 20 minutes when a pass eluded the Green defence and the striker was on hand to head the ball into the net. Ten minutes later an error by the home keeper led to Freddie Payne placing the ball into the empty net.
It was not all one way traffic but the Green’s attacks invariably broke down in or a around the 18 yard area or shots were blazed wide of the target.
Goals continued at regular intervals as Andy Streeter chipped the ball into the net. Just before the break a good move down the right featured Alex David who linked with Streeter whose pass into the 6 yard area, was met by Smyth and his neat finish gave the keeper no chance.
Borough Green, with the slope in their favour gave a better second half display reducing the deficit with a shot that went off of the upright. Five minutes later a corner on the left found substitute Ollie Barnes who rifled the ball into the net. The home team pulled a goal back with a header and finally Tor Osman finished off the scoring for the Park.
Smyth went close to completing a hat trick but shot wide and other chances went begging during the last quarter.
WIlderpark now face a home semi-final tie against the winners of the Seal Reserves v Kingsdown Racers quarter final match.