IT was truly a game of two halves when Weston Park took on Woodlands in 1989.

Joint holders Weston Park came back from the dead on March 4 to clinch a place in the semi-finals of the ESFA Nabisco National Schools Trophy in a thrilling cup-tie.

Trailing 2-0 after a below-par first-half performance, Weston seemed destined for defeat against the well-organised West Midlands section champions.

But a brilliant second-half fightback saw them claw their way into the game with two goals from skipper Kevin Read before David Wood grabbed a last-gasp winner.

Woodlands took the lead after seven minutes when Den Manifold was on the spot to convert Nicky Kirk’s cross, and Weston had keeper David Osgood to thank for two brilliant reaction saves which kept them in touch.

But with half-time approaching, Weston were caught pushing too far forward and Osgood’s headlong rush saw him handle outside the box.

From the resulting free-kick Boyd Young’s drive was deflected into the net.

Reed put Weston back into the reckoning five minutes into the second half, and an extra-time header from Wood sealed the deal.