With a 2-1 victory over St Lawrence Reserves on Saturday the Park went back to the top of Division Three with a one point lead over second placed Kingsdown Racers and a match in hand.
Never really at home on the bone hard playing surfaces that can prevail during April time the hosts also had to contend with a breezy wind.
On the credit side they welcomed back Brett Meade and Leon Terry both of whom started and a strong substitutes bench in Ollie Barnes, Paul Bellringer, Damien Meade and Andy Streeter although Jason Lee was absent through injury.
Central midfielder Jim Hagon was asked to patrol the area immediately in front of the back four where he has the ability to dictate the aerial balls and also where he is at his best distributing passes particularly to the flanks.
The Park took the lead after 10 minutes play, when following a corner on the right, a Saints player cleared the ball straight to the unmarked Leon Terry who picked his spot and volleyed the ball into the net to the left of the keeper.
Minutes later the hosts had a scare when a scramble inside the 6 yard area saw the ball deflected for a corner. From the resultant flag kick the ball was headed wide. A nice chip by Hagon over the visitors defence found Alfie Smyth who shot wide with the keeper off his goal line.
A vintage Paul Burgess was dictating the midfield play with some nice inter changes and passes inside the full backs particularly where Alex David is at his most dangerous. At the back both Steve Burgess and Neil Cutts were at their best breaking up attacks time and time again.
At the start of the second half a through ball ball by Fred Payne found Terry on the left who took the ball forward outpacing his marker and then shooting across the face of goal but the Saints keeper was equal to the shot pushing the ball with his fingers away for a corner.
From that resulting corner, P Burgess floated a cross over to find Cutts running in from deep to somehow bundle the ball with his legs into the net. However, at the other end Cutts became the villain as he gave away a penalty after a push on an opponent and suddenly Saints were back in the game.
Saints enjoyed quite a lot of possession but the Park defence held out and were somewhat relieved when the final whistle was sounded.
The Park face an away fixture this coming Saturday (22 April) against The Bull, Horton Kirby.