Wilderpark’s losing run continued as they went down 1-0 to hosts Seal and a Dwayne Carter goal immediately at the start of the second half.
Forced to field a weakened team due to unavailability and injury the Park introduced Jay Rowe into the back four together with youngster Ashley Chinyani and both gave a good account of themselves.
Park shaded the first half creating the better scoring chances often causing problems down either of the flanks where Leon Lloyd and Alex David were prominent. Seal could and should have taken the lead towards the end of the first half but almost immediately at the other end David came close to giving the Park the lead.
Seal, whose form has been disappointing since the turn of year, could not have had a better start to the second half scoring during the opening minute. Play switched from end to end during the second period with the Park putting pressure on their opponents defence.
Steve Burgess was at his best with aerial duals winning the ball time and time again. Eighteen years old Chinyani fought manfully up front against a seasoned defender and when David struck a fierce shot into the Seal net it looked as though the Park had salvaged a point.
They had not bargained for a late linesman’s flag for off side and although the referee appeared confused over what decision to make he finally disallowed the goal.