South Park will be disappointed to have come away from this game at Walton casuals pointless.
Hicks gave the ball away to Mazzone who found Lavery and his shot was saved by Casuals keeper Gerrar. Bamba on the left wing was a constant threat to Park with his pace and it was the winger who broke the deadlock in the 20th minute. The ball was played up to Kelly on the half way line however the Casuals centre forward stumbled which allowed Bamba to run onto the loose ball and advance into the Park box where he rounded Thomas and his shot beat the despairing efforts of the Park defenders and hit the back of the net. McElligott’s ball found Jackson on the edge of the area but the home defenders quickly cleared the danger. Smith and Mazone both had shots blocked by defenders as Park looked to equalise before the break. Kelly fired over the bar from 15 yards for Casuals following a swift counter attack. Thomas turned a 25 yard shot from Sammoutis behind for a corner. Lovegrove’s free kick found Mazzone wide on the right who cut inside and his left foot shot flew over the bar.
Lavery’s angled ball found Mazzone and his shot was turned behind for a corner by Gerrar. Park equalised in the 67th minute when McElligott intercepted a ball intended to release Bamba on half way and his ball found Smith whose rasping left shot from 20 yards flew past Gerrar into the bottom corner of the net. Casuals were back in front in the 75th minute when a free kick was played into the Park area and headed back across goal to Kelly whose scuffed shot found the back of the net. Park responded well and Lavery and Jackson combined to find Mazzone who shot over the bar. Mazzone’s 35 yard shot was kept out of he net by a finger tip save by Gerrar. Lovegrove’s corner was headed over the bar by Elliott.
South Park travel to Chipstead on Tuesday in the Quarter final of the Surrey Senior Cup. Park then have successive home games against Faversham Town on Saturday and Herne Bay (27/02).
South Park: Thomas, McElligott, Lovegrove, Eliiott, Merchant, Ayling, Mazzone, Moody, Lavery, Smith, Jackson. Subs: Gallagher, gill, Windsor, Senior, Lester.