Stalemate was the order when Wilderpark entertained Kingsdown Racers on Saturday which resulted in a goal-less draw.
The Park, who welcomed back Dave Hobby and Danny Brazenell, had already defeated their opponents twice this season, once in the League and the other in the Cup.
However. after a bright opening quarter when the Park dictated the play moving the ball accurately and retaining possession, it was a far different story than in previous matches.
Once Kingsdown got to grips with the pace of the game they in turned closed down the action and the Park’s close passing forcing the home team to use the long ball tactic. Neither goal keeper had a great deal to do with most of the attacks breaking down in and around the 18 yard area.
The second half was a different story as Kingsdown appeared to struggle to maintain their first half momentum. Space in midfield developed allowing substitute Mark Taylor on for James Hagon to bring fellow midfielders Paul Burgess and Joe McLouhglin more into the game.
Danny Brazenell replaced Alex David and his ability to hold the ball brought Leon Lloyd and Andrew Streeter more into the affray. Streeter probably had the best chance of the afternoon to seal victory and the points for the Park but, when in a good scoring position, screamed his shot wide of the left upright.
Other lesser chances came and went while at the other end keeperChristian Esposito was a virtual spectator and the game drew to its inevitable conclusion. A case of two points dropped and not one gained!
This coming Saturday 9 March Wilderpark are at home to Borough Green United in the Craske and Wells Memorial Cup. Kick off 1.30pm, while the Reserves play a friendly away to AW London.