Both Wilderpark teams picked up maximum points on Saturday in League fixtures away to Kingsdown Racers 4-3 and at home against Seal Reserves 2-1.
The Park had most of the first half possession against Racers but trailed at the interval 1-0, the goal coming from a corner when defenders failed to pick out the striker.
Mike Jauncey made his debut in goal with Christian Esposito again unavailable and Steve Hennikermoving to right back. Richard Dewick replaced Steve Burgess at the heart of the defence. Mark Taylorand Andrew Streeter were on the substitute bench.
The Park defence played the ball out of the back skilfully and with patience but the side lacked cohesion in the last third of the pitch. Danny Brazanell, gradually settling down with his new colleagues, held the ball up well and as ever difficult to dispossess when in possession.
The second half started brightly for the Park with Leon Lloyd striking the crossbar in the first minute. More possession followed and Alfie Smyth opened up the way for Joe McLoughlin to score his first goal of the campaign.
Brazanell was next on target finishing clinically but at the other end a poor refereeing decision allowed Racers to equalise from the spot. Racers then went ahead when the ball bounced awkwardly for Dave Hobby and the centre forward struck home just inside the near upright. Taylor replaced Smyth and Streeter then came on for the injured Lloyd. Streeter then outpaced a square Racers defence twice to score with Brazanell also having a ‘goal’ disallowed for offside.
There were two horrific tackles by the Racers right back, the first which should have been a straight red card and the second by the same player which brought out a yellow card.
The Reserves entertained Seal Reserves at Raleys Field and goals by Nick Manuel and long servingAdam Everest helped them to a 2-1 victory. Everest first played for the Park in 1982 and apart from a short period when playing for Dunton Green, has been with the Park ever since.