A performance mixed with indiscipline and at times brilliance was sufficient to give Park a 4-2 victory over hosts Borough Green United at Cobdown.
Missing Dave Hobby, Neil Cutts and Danny Brazenell the Park were forced to make changes particularly in defence where Steve Heniker came in at right back, Richard Dewick moved into the centre and Joe McLoughlin deputised at left back in place of Cutts.
Paul Burgess put the Park ahead on ten minutes when a free kick on the right floated over deceiving both the defence and goalkeeper and entering the goal on the far side. Alex David, whose pace was troubling the Borough defence down their left, came close to increasing the lead but for a fine save by the goalkeeper.
On 20 minutes Borough drew level against the run of play when a shot deceived keeper Christian Esposito looping over him and into the net under the crossbar. Almost immediately the Park responded with a brilliant move deep on the left moving the ball quickly resulting in the ball being cut back on the right for Jim Hagon to strike powerfully beyond the keeper.
The Borough keeper continued to make several excellent saves but when the energetic Mark Taylor, who had caused several problems with his strong penetrating bursts, got through only to shoot weakly wide of the target.
Another free kick, this time on the left and again taken by P. Burgess was met by Andy Streeter running across the face of the 18 yard area who scored with ease with the keeper flat footed. Streeter also provided the final passes for two of the goals.
Borough Green United made a better showing in the second half being more compact in midfield although relying on their keeper at times to prevent the Park from forging further ahead.
Dewick at the heart of the defence was outstanding breaking up attacks and distributing the ball accurately. Leon Lloyd down the left flank was a constant threat and finishing off a move originating from the other side.
Borough reduced the arrears with a fierce low shot which entered the net just inside the far upright giving Esposito little chance of saving. This gave the home team hope of staging a late rally including a corner, the first of the match, but all to no avail as the Park held firm.