The Park got back to winning ways with a 3-1 victory over our hosts from Tonbridge to keep in touch with the championship contenders at the top of Division Three.
The Park got off to the perfect start taking the lead with a long shot from the left by Steve Henniker which went into the net high on the far side. On 12 minutes a cross again from the left side by Tor Osman was met by Alex David who headed the ball low down inside the post.
As the half progressed Woodlands came more into the picture having a fair share of the midfield exchanges but lacking any real thrust up front. Barnes continued to play well winning tackles in midfield and passing the ball well. David also continued to cause problems on the right and might have added to his goal tally. Alfie Smyth should have got on to the score sheet but his shot went wide of the target.
Smyth and Osman combined well at the start of the second half but the latter over elaborated and squandered a good scoring opportunity to increase the Park’s lead. Woodlands continued to play some constructive football and full back Neil Cutts was forced to make several timely tackles.
Woodlands were given a lifeline when Jason Lee put an intended back pass wide of the keeper Chris Esposito. This gave the hosts fresh heart to salvage a point and they continued to apply a lot of pressure as they fought to salvage a point.
At the other end a long ball from Esposito found Mark Taylor in space and as the substitute drove forward and shot, the keeper was equal to his effort and saved the ball. On 75 minutes Smyth latched on to a long ball to score with ease and secure three valuable points.