Wilderpark returned to the top of Division Three after a somewhat scrappy 2-0 victory over Woodlands Reserves at Raleys Field.
The Park got off to a flier scoring in the opening minutes through Leon Terry. As the game settled down the visitors had a tendency to knock long passes forward where Steve Burgess in particular, was able to command the back four area.
On 15 minutes a good move down the left flank saw Tor Osman cross the ball to the on running Alfie Smyth whose first time header was pushed away by the visitors goalkeeper for a corner. Five minutes later Woodlands Reserves had their first strike on goal but keeper Chris Esposito dealt with the shot without any undue problem.
Soon afterwards a Woodlands player slumped to the ground after a clash of heads or an elbow and subsequently taken to hospital with a suspected broken nose. The Park continued to press forward with Osman partnering Smyth up front. Terry had a shot which looked destined for the net but again the keeper was alert and pushed the ball for a corner.
Woodlands Reserves came out for the second half in determined mood and an early shot from inside the 6 yard area went wide. Almost immediately the excellent Paul Burgess set up Terry who headed the ball to Smyth who lobbed the ball wide of the keeper and into the net.
The visitors defence now became often stretched with Alex David often threatening down the right flank with his speed. A shot came passed into the area, spun away for a goal kick and then Andy Streeter, on as substitute shot over the crossbar. Various substitutions were made as a result of players returning from a skiing break in France.
A fit squad can now look forward to the Smiths League Junior Cup Final against Kingsdown Racers on Thursday evening at Greatness Park, kick off 7.30pm. Good Luck to everyone!