Wilderpark were twice in the lead against Premier Division champions Nomads who equalised from a free kick in the 85th minute to record a 2-2 draw.
The Park welcomed back Danny Brazenell from injury but the former Nomads player saw little of the ball during the first half. Influential left back Neil Cutts was forced out of the affray during the opening quarter with a wrist injury but after visiting Sevenoaks Hospital they confirmed there were no breakages.
The hosts took the lead against the run of play on 10 minutes when the unmarked Jim Hagon collected the ball 20 yards from the target to strike the ball inside the keepers left upright. Central defenders Dave Hobby and Steve Burgess, usually dominant winning aerial balls often lost out in duals with the opposing strikers.
Park struggled to find the open spaces so essential to their quick passing game as Nomads closed down quickly. On the half hour the Edenbridge based side drew level following a corner taken on the left, which floated over to the far post where it was met by a downward header, the ball creeping inside the upright beyond the despairing keeper Christian Esposito and Leon Lloyd.
The second half was minutes old when Paul Burgess struck a superb left foot shot goal wards only for the Nomads keeper to bring off an excellent save diving to his right.
The Park continued to put pressure on the Nomads defence and a well flighted ball from the left found Brazenell who headed into the net. The visitors keeper rescued his team on several occasions thereafter while at the other end Esposito made a brilliant save diving low down to deflect the ball for a corner.
Alex David came on for Joe McLouhglin and his powerful movement caused problems for the Nomads defence as had Mark Taylor who belied his years against younger opponents.
When Brazenell was put through during the last quarter the game could have been sewn up in favour of the Park but the prolific scorer had his shot saved by the keeper. As the minutes ticked away it looked as though the Park had done enough to earn maximum points, until a well taken free kick on the edge of the area, crashed beyond the helpless Park keeper and into the net.
Wilderpark Reserves went down 8-2 to Division Three leaders Ightham Reserves. The Park took a shock lead through Jason Lee but gradually the mid-Kent side took the initiative going in at the interval break leading 6-1.
The Park lost Jason Rowe during the second half who was taken to hospital with a suspected knee ligament injury. However, the visitors battled away and despite conceding two further goals reduced the deficit with a second goal by Lee.
This coming Saturday 17 November Wilderpark 1st team entertain Kingsdown Racers in the Craske and Wells Memorial Cup, kick off at 1.30pm and the Reserves visit Borough Green for a Division Three League encounter. Kick off 2.00pm