Lowly Seal Reserves recorded only their third victory of the season as they were worthy 5-2 victors over Division Three leaders Wilderpark.
The hosts thoroughly deserved their convincing victory albeit they had ‘lady luck’ on their side at times but in all fairness they capitalised on poor Park defending and wanted the points more than the visitors.
Seal Reserves had the advantage of an early lead scoring in the opening five minutes and then increasing their lead with a shot which went in off the far post. The Park might have been awarded a penalty when Leon Terry was brought down inside the area but the referee was unimpressed with calls for a spot kick. Freddie Payne was outstanding for the Park but lacked supporters as did striker Andy Streeter.
The Park shuffled the players in the team for the second half and they put a lot of pressure on the home defence. Leon Terry was prominent down the left, striker Streeter worked hard through the middle and with Alfie Smyth created a number of half chances.
Streeter reduced the deficit but almost immediately Seal netted to restore their two goal advantage. Twice in quick succession the Park struck the woodwork as shots were drilled wide of the target. For all the Park’s forward thrusts Seal netted twice more, one at the end, with Streeter getting his second goal from the penalty spot.
Wilderpark now go to Gillingham this coming Saturday 4 February to play Medway Borough Reserves in the quarter final of the Kent Junior Cup Group C.