Hartley Wintney succumbed to a heavy defeat in Surrey against South Park (Reigate) as they returned to league action after a three-week absence.

To compound a miserable day, the Row captain Reece Wylie received a red card in the second half.

Hartley started on the front foot and on two minutes a cross from the left by Mo Jallow found Tayo Oyebola who saw his header saved by Danny Bracken in the Sparks goal.

But South Park soon got on top and it was no surprise when they edged ahead on 29 minutes. A cross from the right found Aiden Brown unmarked in front of goal. Although his first two efforts were blocked but it was third time lucky as he fired into the net. (1-0)

The home side continued to dominate and on 40 minutes added a second goal. Jamarie Brissett found space on the left, cut in and from 20 yards fired a low shot into the corner of the net. (2-0) 

Three minutes later a free kick on the right from Brendan Murphy-McVey found Brown unmarked and the striker scored with a header which Evans was just unable to keep out. (3-0)

The Row started the second period strongly and on 46 minutes a corner from Mo Jallow on the right found George Winser who saw his snap shot bring out a good save from Bracken.

But Hartley were reduced to 10 men on 58 minutes when captain for the day Reece Wylie received a red card for dissent.    

But Hartley kept plugging away and were rewarded on 76 minutes by pulling a goal back. Obeng did well to create space on the right and his cross found Lynch and Andry Demira who forced the ball home from close range. (3-1)

Having had a moment of success the Row then pressed the self-destruct button two minutes later. 

Goalkeeper Lewis made an error with a pass which went straight to Brissett. The Sparks winger wasted no time in running the ball back towards the Hartley goal and scoring easily. (4-1)

On 78 minutes with Hartley in disarray South Park added a fifth. A free kick on the edge of the area saw Murphy-McVey elect to pass to Brown who completed his hattrick. (5-1)

Into the added time, the Row scored a consolation goal. A cross from the right found Lynch who headed home. (5-2)

There was still time for the Sparks to finish the scoring Brown and Brissett combined well in moving through a tiring Hartley defence and it was the latter who shot home to complete his hattrick. (6-2)