Wilderpark crashed out of the Kent Junior Cup group B, going down 7-4 in a high scoring encounter to Wouldham Reserves of the Rochester League.
There was not a big difference between the two teams but having fought back to 5-4 after the Park had trailed 4-0 at one stage, the second half the tie appeared to turn when Jay Lee received his marching orders for an alleged remark to the referee.
Overall it was not a good afternoon for the Park defence particularly through the middle. Missing the ever reliable Dave Hobby and with stand-in keeper Steve Henniker deputising for the unavailable Lewis Hughes the Park leaked goals at regular intervals.
From a footballing point of view the Park were a better team collectively with Leon Terry moving to a more central role in the second half linking well with Neil Cutts down the left and centre forward Andy Streeter.
It was by far and the best Streeter has performed for some while scoring all of the Park’s goals. It seems some years since the last feat was recorded by any club player.
There were other scoring chances during the tie. Streeter had a goal disallowed for offside in the first half, Jim Hagon had a spot kick well saved by the Wouldham keeper and Alex David down the right squandered a couple of scoring chances.
Streeter marred a fine performance being red carded virtually on the final whistle, Jim Hagon received a yellow and manager Gary Britton was dismissed from the touch line which completed an unhappy afternoon for the Park and exit from the Kent Junior Cup.