Wilderpark’s four match unbeaten run came to an end as Potters FC came from behind to win narrowly 3-2 at Raleys Field.
The Park got off to the perfect opening scoring through Joe McLoughlin from close range on ten minutes after the visitor’s goalkeeper spilled the initial shot. The lead was increased on the half hour when McLoughlin got on the end of a corner on the right taken by Paul Burgess.
Danny Brazenell’s ability to hold up the ball, to allow attacks to come through, was forced out of the action with a hamstring injury and replaced by Alex David. Potters reduced the arrears on 35 minutes when the Park lost possession in midfield to give a forward a clear shot on target.
Potters got off to the perfect second half opening scoring twice in quick succession to take the lead. The equaliser came from a corner on the left and a header at the near post, the second from a defensive error.
Park introduced Neil Cutts at left back with Richard Dewick moving into the centre replacing Steve Burgess. Potters continued to control the midfield proceedings but gradually the hosts recovered their composure with Cutts linking well down the left flank with Leon Lloyd alongside Mark Taylor and Burgess (P).
During the last 20 minutes the Park pressurised the visitor’s defence which at times looked vulnerable. A number of petty fouls crept into the game as Potters attempted spoiling tactics to slow the attacks down. Potters had a player cautioned by referee Chris Hadlow but they held on to gain three vital points.
Wilderpark Reserves crashed out of the Sevenoaks Charity Junior Cup going down 10-0 to Swanley Oaks. The home team were far too strong for the Park and thus move forward into Round Two.
This Saturday 3 November the Park visit Fleetdown United B in the Premier Division whilst the Reserves entertain Oak Park Rangers in the First Round of the Smiths Junior League Cup