A goal in the last minute by Giles Weller snatched the points for Lavant on Saturday.

On 37 minutes Lavant conceded a throw on the edge of the box and were made to pay when Dabbiri broke from his marker and ran on to beat Martin Pullen from close range.

The half time introduction of Alan Sheppard paid for Lavant and his deflected shot put Lavant level.

The game was evenly balanced until the 60th minute when Petworth were awarded a penalty.  Pullen in the Lavant goal anticipated Levett’s shot and pulled off a fantastic fingertip save.

With two minutes remaining, Matt Hine almost gave Lavant the lead, but resolute defending by Petworth forced the ball out for yet another corner.  Kent’s resulting cross was looped high into the box and met sweetly by the foot of the incoming Weller.

Petworth: Hodd, Wakeley, Tilson, Whiffin, Solly, Holden, Dabiri, Konieczny, Levett, Torode, Wilson.  Sub Kerridge.

Lavant:  Martin Pullen, Mark Richardson, Martin Ayers, Simon Blackman, Giles Weller, Justin Smith, Andy Strange, Dave Kent, Matt Hine, Tom Parker, Robbie Clackett.  Subs: Alan Sheppard, Jon Strange, Dan Johnson.  Manager: Dave Parker.