Tonbridge Invicta Reserves, the unbeaten leaders of Division Two, were the visitors to Raleys Field on and they got off to the perfect start.
A questionable penalty after 10 minutes play set the scene for a goal avalanche. Three further goals followed as the Park were torn apart down the right hand side where Jason Lee appeared to be all at sea in the unaccustomed role of full back. Admittedly, there was a tinge of good fortune with a couple of the goals but at the end of the day they all count.
Park were forced to call up Chris Esposito for the injured Lewis Hughes, Dave Hobby returned for his first match of the season but was forced off five minutes into the second half with an injury and Joe McLoughlin started his first match for over three years.
It was not all one way traffic as the Park gradually recovered from the setbacks. Andy Streeter latched on to a through ball but could only watch anxiously as his shot was deflected for a corner. Freddie Payne showed glimpses of causing problems for the visitors defence and then just before the half way mark cleverly flicked the ball up before hitting a right foot shot into the net.
Steve Henniker replaced Hobby and almost immediately made a brilliant tackle to deprive an attacker on his way to a goal. Streeter just ran out of space as a ball over the top just spun away from him for a goal kick.
The Park were enjoying more of the play despite conceding further goals. Payne went close to reducing the deficit and Leon Terry had a good effort. A good passing move saw McLoughlin link up well with Terry and soon afterwards Lee was lectured by the referee for another foul.
A free kick on the edge of the 18 yard area by Henniker was wasted but an excellent strike followed when Jim Hagon hit a hard shot in to the net after being set up by Paul Burgess.