Wilderpark pulled off a surprise result on Saturday defeating unbeaten Westerham in the First Round of the Craske and Wells Memorial Cup 4-2 at Raleys Field.
The Park took complete control during the first half taking a 3-0 interval lead. Alex David‘s pace down the left caused problems for the visitors defence on several occasions. It was no surprise when on 26 minutes a corner on the left found Jim Hagon on the far post to hook the ball into the net.
Soon afterwards Paul Bellringer and not noted for his goal scoring prowess struck a superb shot into the top corner of the net. At the other end Hughes was quick off of his goal line to smother a Hammers attack.
Just before the half time break and in quick succession David outpaced the defence and with only the keeper to beat struck his shot against an upright. Almost directly the Park won the ball from the goal kick and a pass over the top found David who on this occasion made no mistake slotting the ball passed a hesitant keeper.
Westerham put up a better display in the second half although initially immediately on the defence from the restart. An attack from the left saw Tor Osman pass to Payne who hooked his shot over the crossbar.
The Hammers forced several corners as they fought to get back in the tie and reduce the deficit. On the hour the hosts had a let off when a shot struck the post and the ball was cleared to safety.
A free kick awarded to the visitors 30 yards out on the right was struck with force and accuracy as the ball sailed into the far corner giving the keeper no chance of saving. With pressure mounting more anxious moments passed for the Park, one shot that rebounded off of the goal framework angle.
With five minutes play remaining Payne took the pressure off when a shot from 20 yards went over the keeper and into the net. Bellringer almost netted his second goal but the referees whistle went for offside .
Almost in time added on Westerham netted when a cross found the marksman unmarked on the far post to make the scoreline 4-2.