JC MSFL DIVISION ONE
CAMDEN PARK 5 SHIRLEY PARK 2
Josh Marks says the next three games could define Camden Park season's as they boosted their title hopes with a stunning 5-2 win over league leaders Shirley Park in Wembley.
A hat-trick from top-scorer Richard Silver, making it 14 league goals for the season, plus two from Guy Fenton did the trick for Camden.
Shirley's goals came through top-scorer Jamie Kent and Saul Conway.
Jubilant Camden player-manager Josh Marks told JC Sport: "We thought Shirley would be a bigger test of our ability, but it turned out to be a test of our desire. Scoring was no problem, but the fact that we came back from behind twice showed great desire.
"It was a complete team performance. I think that is now six or seven wins in a row and we take our confidence and momentum in to our next three games which will define our season. Glenthorne then the quarters against Flixton follow by the Anekstein semi-final against Redbridge.
"It's all very exciting and I've got faith in the boys."
Shirley player-manager Dave Lusman told JC Sport: "We went into the lead twice, but as the game progressed and after several howlers at the back we made it far too difficult for ourselves.
"3G isn't our thing and with only 11 men and two players carrying injury we were completely stretched. Camden found themselves with plenty of time on the ball and were pretty much dictating the game.
"Fair play to Camden - they are certainly one of the better teams in division and were the better team on the day. We look forward to taking them on at Norseman ... park life!"