Seal Reserves are fast becoming a bogey team for the Park having put the Division Three championship in jeopardy after winning 3-0.
The Park were without keeper Christian Esposito, Gary Sawyer making a rare appearance as stand-in goalkeeper, Neil Cutts, Leon Terry and Jason Lee but should have had the ability to see-off the bottom club Seal Reserves.
On a hard playing surface, the Park got off to a bright start with an early chance for Alfie Smyth who shot straight at the goalkeeper after being set up by Alex David. Another chance fell to Jim Hagon who screwed his shot wide .
Midway through the half Seal Reserves weathered the early storm and came more into the game. On the half hour a corner on the right taken by Paul Burgess went into the packed 18 yard area where with the ball bobbing about Smyth shot wide .
As frustration began to drift through the Park ranks Jim Hagon was cautioned for dissent. In an all action period keeper Sawyer pushed a shot away to safety. David shot wide from close range and more disappointment followed when Seal Reserves added another goal just before the half time whistle.
Seal Reserves got off to the perfect start when on five minutes a fierce shot from 25 yards bounced in front of the diving Sawyer and into the net. Soon after another shot hit an upright, a let off for the Park as they struggled to make an impression on the proceedings
Although Smyth and Andy Streeter worked tirelessly up front they were to often too far apart to create any real threat to the visitors. Streeter created a chance but shot straight at the keeper.
Steve Henniker was booked for dissent, Steve Burgess also received a caution and all in all it was an ill-disciplined performance for the Park.
Next up are Woodland Reserves and attitudes must change if the winning ways are to return as the park strive for the top spot.