Premier Division champions Kemsing United faced Wilderpark in Craske and Wells Memorial Cup on Saturday and fell at the first hurdle going down 3-0.
A much changed team from last season found Kemsing showing plenty of fight and enthusiasm in midfield but light weight up front where Park keeper Christian Esposito was a spectator for some 85 minutes.
The Park went ahead on eight minutes when a cross from the right by Leon Lloyd found the unmarked Jim Hagon who thumped the ball into the back of the net with a powerful volley on the turn. Soon afterwards Hagon almost scored again but his dipping shot just cleared the angle of the goal.
Kemsings young Luke Parker was showing considerable ability with tenacity and good touch down the right flank but striker David East was well policed by the Parks central defender.
Hagon added to his goal tally soon after the half time break scoring from the penalty spot but try as they might Kemsings attacks inevitably broke down near the 18 yard area. With 15 minutes play remaining the result was put beyond doubt when the impressiveAlex David broke quickly down the right before cutting inside to unleash a shot just inside the upright.