Wilderpark turned in an excellent performance so see off a modest challenge by The Bull at Horton Kirby with a 7-0 victory.
From the opening whistle the Park took the game to their opponents controlling the midfield and giving the opportunity to the flank players Alex David and Leon Terry to terrorise The Bull defence. They had no answer to the pace of David down the right and chances went begging time and time again.
David had a clear chance to head home from a whipped-in ball by Terry, Ollie Barnes shot wide, James Hagon shot straight at the home keeper but then on 34 minutes the Park finally took the lead. A nice diagonal pass out to Terry on the left saw the winger take the move forward and a shot across the face of the 6 yard area beat the diving goalkeeper and the ball went into the net inside the far post.
The last ten minutes before the half time interval saw The Bull come more into the game as the Park defended too deeply leaving space in midfield for the hosts to exploit. A shot went straight to Chris Esposito who hitherto had been untested. Hagon was booked for dissent as the pressure began to mount. Brett Meade remained cool in the centre intercepting the ball and simply moving the ball out of the back with the minimum amount of fuss and a header floated over the crossbar.
The second half was a totally different story. Within a matter of minutes the Park were 3-0 ahead. In a packed 18 yard area Hagon poked home with the help of the goalkeeper and then Terry intercepted a loose ball before taking the ball forward and scoring at the second attempt.
Birthday boy Andy Streeter, booked for dissent, was having a nightmare of a game missing a number of scoring chances including a cross by David which the striker headed wide. Freddie Payne, on as substitute scored with his first touch and in the 75th minute he was again on target shooting high into the net.
The Bull had spasmodic attacks but the occasional finish was poor. Hagon took on a defender and beat him which belied his lack of speed! It was now the impressive David who joined the scoring stakes. His first goal took a deflection before beating the unfortunate goalkeeper and then he slotted the ball home to complete an excellent afternoon’s work.
Substitute Steve Henniker showed his versatility by coming on and making an instant impact although going into the referee’s notebook for dissent. All in all it was a victory which keeps the Park ahead at the top of Division Three.