Wilderpark visited Fleetdown United B on Saturday 15 March and returned home having earnt a point in a 2-2 drawn encounter.
Reduced to ten men during the last quarter as a result of a leg injury to Neil Cutts the Park hung on to salvage a point. Up to this point in time play had been fairly even throughout as so often has happened in the past when these two teams have met.
There was a welcome return for keeper Chris Esposito but Richard Dewick was still missing due to family reasons. Fleetdown took the lead on 25 minutes from close range following a corner on the right. Five minutes later Park were back on level terms when Paul Burgess netted. The hosts restored their lead before the halfway mark when Park were adjudged to have made a back pass picked up by Esposito and Fleetdown scored from the resultant free kick. It was a harsh decision.
Into the second half and with a period of sustained pressure Park got back on level terms when aClive Satchell shot from the right was deflected into the net by Andy Streeter. Attacks came and went from both teams but without adding to the score line. Park did well to hold on without conceding another goal during the closing minutes when Fleetdown pushed players forward in search of a winner.
At Raleys Field the Reserves defeated Westerham Reserves 2-0 thanks to two goals by Damien Meade. It was an excellent result which lifted the team into second place in Division Three.
The Park have built up an excellent defensive records and appear to be building a good team with a mixture of ‘older heads’ such as Steve Burgess and Adam Everest mixed with a number of good youngsters under the direction of former player Gary Britton.
Saturday 22 March sees the 1st team away to Kingsdown Racers whilst the Reserves entertain Tonbridge Baptist Church in the Fisher Shield. Kick off 1.30pm