Despite a late goal by Alex David Wilderpark went down 2-1 to Kingsdown Racers in a top of the table Division One encounter at Raleys Field.
Realistically and although having three matches in hand over the leaders, the Park has missed out on the number one spot.
The first half was fairly evenly contested with the Park having the edge playing their best football for some weeks. A fierce shot by James Hagon bounced awkwardly and fortunately for the visiting goalkeeper was just wide of the right upright. Paul Burgess missed a golden opportunity when well placed in front of goal while at the other end the Park defence were not unduly troubled.
Kingsdown Racers forged ahead soon after the break when a poor pass by right back Steve Hennikergave the visitors possession and bearing down on goal Steve Burgess brought the attacker down inside the area. Charlie Wayling held his nerve to score twice from the penalty spot, the second due to a player encroaching inside the area.
Five minutes later Kingsdown increased their lead when Joe Skillman out played the Park defence to head powerfully into the net. With Neil Cutts picking up an injury during the first half, the Park missed how powerful thrusts forward after a promising start linking well with Leon Lloyd.
Wilderpark tried manfully to get back into the game although unable to repeat their movement and neat passing of the first half. David’s late goal was just a consolation.