Wilderpark slipped to their first League reverse since 12 November 2011 when they were out muscled by Eynsford Reserves 4-2.
Harrow Meadow is not the happiest of grounds for the Park and on an uneven surface, not helped by the warm sun and recent lack of rain, they found their short game hampered by the conditions.
Having the advantage of the slope during the first half and taking the lead through Joe McLoughlinfollowing a well worked move they were unable to add to the score line. Twice the Park thought they should have been awarded penalties once when Leon Lloyd was impeded and the other involvingPaul Burgess. Jim Hagon had a good opportunity but blazed his shot over the crossbar.
The second half was always going to be difficult as Eynsford pushed forward in numbers. The game changed after 10 minutes play when a superb shot from 25 yards dipped under the crossbar and into the net with keeper Christian Esposito marginally off his goal-line.
Eynsford’s tails were now up and with Chris Ware creating problems for the Park defence they added three more goals, one when Esposito’s poor throw-out was intercepted by a home player.
The game had its controversial moments including one when Lloyd was clumsily impeded by an Eynsford defender inside the area and McLoughlin slotted the resultant penalty beyond the keeper. All in all not a game to be remembered by the Park.