Wilderpark entertained Fleetdown United B in a Craske and Wells quarter-final cup tie at Raleys Field.
After under performing the previous Saturday (25 February) against Halls AFC Reserves in the semi-final of the Sevenoaks Charity Junior Cup, Wilderpark entertained Fleetdown United B in a Craske and Wells quarter-final cup tie at Raleys Field.
The Park got off to the perfect opening scoring after 8 minutes when James Hagon met a cross on the far post to blast home passed a helpless Fleetdown goal keeper.
Soon afterwards excellent work down the left flank by Leon Lloyd a cross found an unmarked Joe McLoughlin on the penalty spot whose header crashed against the crossbar. Another shot by Hagon went straight at the keeper but gradually Fleetdown came more into the proceedings trying to match the Park’s close passing game.
On 20 minutes Fleetdown levelled when a free kick taken on the left found Robert Lecomber who headed powerfully beyond keeper Christian Esposito. Not long after Lecomber was again in the action when he lofted the ball over Esposito, standing off his goal line, to give the visitors a 2-1 lead.
The second half saw the Park press for the equaliser although still not at their best. A sequence of six corners forced Fleetdown to defend in depth with shots being deflected and cleared off the goal line but they withstood the intense pressure. Unlike the first half the Fleetdown forwards in particular Lecomber were less effective with both David Hobby and Richard Dewick in good form at the back.
Andrew Streeter replaced the unwell Mark Taylor but to no avail as the visitors defence held out to move on to the semi-final stage.