Wilderpark progressed to the semi-final stage of the Craske and Wells Memorial cup for the first time in the club’s history with a 4-3 victory over Premier Division opponents Potters FC at Raleys Field.
The tie needed a period of extra time to decide the eventual winners with the scores level at 3-3 after 90 minutes play. A Leon Terry goal during the last five minutes settled the issue and a fine all round team performance by the Park
With 15 minutes play of normal time remaining the Park trailed by two first half goals which had put Potters into the ascendency and much against the overall fun of play. Ollie Barnes was first on the score sheet when an uncharacteristic error by the Potters goalkeeper, who somehow miss kicked the ball the ball, and it rolled into the net.
Jason Lee was next to score from a long range free-kick which deceived the goalie to level the scores and give the Park a chance of pulling off a shock result. Substitute left back Paul Bellringer made a brilliant run down the left and a cross found Alex David who finished clinically.
With minutes remaining and in time added on Potters grabbed the equaliser to send the tie into extra time.
The Park continued to dominate the proceedings and scoring chances came and went before Terry got the all important winning goal, looping the ball over the keeper, to set up such celebratory scenes amongst the players which had never been witnessed before.
It was a thoroughly deserved victory and credit to all of the players who took part from keeper Lewis Hughes to Andy Streeter. The striker toiled tirelessly through out and was desperately unlucky not to score with a forceful header during the opening five minutes but for a brilliant save by the Potters custodian.