Sutton Common Rovers bowed out of the Premier Challenge Cup 3-2 away at runaway Division One leaders Worcester Park, writes Gary Brigden.

The hosts started brightly and Michael Eacott had to gather a snapshot by Chris Burke in the opening minutes. Almost immediately a Michael Campbell shot was deflected behind for a Rovers corner, which was wasted.

Rovers almost got in on nine minutes when a long ball forward saw Danny Fernandez battle with Conor Symon and Kevin Wheller, with the Park keeper gathering the ball, and at the other end Burke saw a low drive blocked by Andrew White.

Rovers took the lead on 13 minutes, Fernandez held the ball up well and released the over-lapping White, his low cross found Campbell who fired Rovers ahead. Wheller then did well to punch a dangerous Aaron Bogle cross clear of the incoming Daryl Cooper-Smith.

Burke fired wide of the left hand post on 18 minutes as Park were starting to put us under more pressure.

A minute later and a quick free kick found Declan Tuetan, who forced a corner. From the delivery Matt Farrell put in a timely challenge and the ball squirmed off for a goal kick.

Back at the other end, and after good link up by White and Cooper-Smith, the final low cross was well gathered by Wheller. Campbell then fired a low shot through the crowd which was well taken by the keeper.

Up at the top of the slope and a low cross-shot by Joe Cheeseman flashed across the face of our goal, and from the recycled ball Simon Burt saw his shot deflected behind by Davies for a corner. Rovers half cleared the corner and Carl Chaney saw his shot deflected for another corner.

Cooper-Smith found his way into the book for dissent on 27 minutes, and on 32 minutes a good break by Park ended with a free kick on the right for a foul by Ferdinando on Mark Waters. From the delivery the ball was half cleared and Burt fired home through a crowd to bring the hosts level.

Almost immediately Campbell took on Chaney tried to find Cooper-Smith but the ball was half-cleared to Farrell who screwed his shot wide of the left hand post.

Ten minutes before the break and good work by Bogle and Eacott combined to prevent the prolific Harrison Deacon from giving Park the lead, as the hosts were dominating. Eacott then got down bravely at the feet of Waters as the Park man looked to get on the end of a Cheeseman flick.

Having been on the backfoot for a bit, Rovers then took the lead for the second time on 43 minutes, when Campbell latched onto a dinked ball by Craig Nelson and fired low beyond Wheller for 2-1.

Rovers then had two further chances to increase our lead, with Ferdinando bundling the ball home, but having been adjudged to have fouled Wheller, and in stoppage time Cooper-Smith opted to square to Campbell when maybe a strike on goal would have been better.

Half time came with Rovers somewhat fortunate to hold a one goal lead, and knowing it was going to be a tough second half.

Rovers started the second half brightly and for fifteen minutes had our best spell of pressure and possession in the game.

Three minutes into the half and Farrell played a ball over the cetre half, Campbell was on it in a flash, but was denied by a brave save by Wheller and the ball forced behind for a corner.

Fernandez was robbed by Symon just as he was poised to strike and Rovers were pushing hard for what could have been a decisive third goal. On 52 minutes Fernandez set up a chance for Ferdinando, but he was denied by a great save to his left by Wheller.

Rovers continued to hold the upper hand in the half, but that important third goal would not come, and Park grew stronger and started to put them under more pressure.

Chaney did superbly on the right, his low cross was half saved by Eacott, and a lst ditch block by Bogle cleared the danger and Cheeseman fired wide of the left hand post under pressure from Davies on 63 minutes.

Rovers were starting to be restricted to infrequent breaks, and from one Campbell saw his shot deflected wide. A minute later and Campbell found his way into the book for a foul.

With just over 20 minutes remaining Eacott did well to deny Cheeseman after he had got on the end of a flick by Charlie Brown. From the corner Richie Watkins really should have scored but planted his header wide of the left hand post.

Darren Salmon made his first change on 70 minutes with Matt Auletta on in place of the combative Fernandez. Eacott was out sharply on 75 minutes to deny Deacon, and you started to think that Rovers might have dealt with all Park could throw at them.

Ferdinando looked like he was hauled down in the area on 81 minutes, but play continued and Campbell's shot went off for a goal kick, and two minutes later Salmon replaced Cooper-Smith with Arnold Okiror.

Park levelled five minutes from time, with something of a defensive calamity from Rovers. White's back-header to Eacott was woefully short, and Walters nipped into lob the keeper and head into an empty net.

With their tails up there was only going to be one winner and Park pounded the Rovers goal.

Waters fired an effort against the post in the 89th minute, Bogle somehow hook an effort off the line, and Eacott produced a stunning save low down to his right to keep the scores level.

With six minutes of injury time played, Park scored the goal their efforts deserved. Rovers lost possession on the left, the ball was played into the area and Cheeseman fired home from close range to put the hosts into the final.

Full credit to Park, they simply wanted it more than Rovers did on the day.