Chichester & District League 1911-1912 season  

Team:

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Pts

Bosham

12 12 0 0 61 11 24

Selsey

12 7 4 1 28 22 15

Bognor II

12 7 5 0 31 19 14

North Bersted

12 6 5 1 21 21 13

Chichester III

12 4 7 1 30 44 9

Lavant

12 2 9 1 14 46 5

Felpham

12 1 9 2 9 31 4

 

The last match of the season was at North Bersted and they hosted Lavant and the match report notes that North Bersted won easily by 8 goals to 2.

The following season 1912-1913 Lavant remained in the same league as published in the West Sussex Gazette October 17th 1912 edition page 3. The league was expanded by a further two teams and so now included Boxgrove and Chichester North End.

Due to the numbers in the league and the cup competitions available to teams locally typically the football season in the 1900’s did not start until late September and was usually completed by early the following April.

Below is another team photo taken possibly around the same period.  This photo was taken on the village green facing the flint houses located on the eastern side of the green, which are still there today. Interestingly the pitch in those days was laid out across the village green running East to West.

LAVANT FC

 

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The 1913-14 season was the final season before the start of the First World War and Lavant were still playing in the Chichester & District League.

In the West Sussex Gazette November 27th 1913 edition page? the tables are published showing Lavant firmly seated at the bottom of the league, having played 3 games, lost 3 games, goals for 0 and goals against 21.