AFTER the disappointment of relegation from Lindsay Trollope Shield last season, Wonga Park is finally back on track for promotion, according to captain-coach Ryan Wilson.
Despite going down in its first two matches this season, Wilson firmly believes his team is heading in the right direction.
"Absolutely we're striving for success this year. It's been an average start result-wise, but to get back up there, that's our ambition," he said.
"We've had a few seniors players out for the year so far, but we'll be getting everyone back soon and hopefully we'll be able to push on from there."
Wilson is one of the aforementioned players; he recently returned from working overseas.
"Well, to be honest, this is my first year back at the club, and I haven't been available for the first two games because of overseas work," he said.
Wonga Park notched up their first win of the season with a first innings victory over Eastfield.
Eastfield was bowled out for a total of 96, before Wonga replied with an outstanding 202 in its first innings.
John Taylor top-scored for Wonga with 59, while Lachlan Hampton was devastating with the ball taking 3-14.
Wilson was happy with his team's performance but would have preferred to win the match outright.
"The win was fantastic, but we probably didn't get the outright result we were after," he said.
"We went into the game to win as our first objective and on the first day's play we weren't thinking outright, but after day one we thought we should be going for it."
Wilson was also pleased with the performances of the younger players in the squad.
"We got some good performances from the youngsters: Lachie Hampton took three wickets, while Nick Chamberlain got us off to a great start when he made 30-odd."
Bill Wilkins Shield: St Andrews 24 points, 2.28 per cent; Croydon Ranges 20, 1.33; Kilsyth 16; 1.99; Montrose 16, 1.93; Warrandyte 16, 0.83; Templeton 8, 1.19; Lilydale 8, 0.88; Wonga Park 8; 0.64; Eastfield 0; 0.57; East Ringwood 0; 0.45.