The book, West Sussex League 100 Years 1896-1996 page 8, notes this as significant season as the structure of League changed with the forming of the Sussex County Football League by the Sussex County Football Association.

The West Sussex League remained with a Senior and Junior Division as did a number of local Junior Leagues such as the Chichester and District League and Midhurst and District League.

In the West Sussex Gazette January 13th 1921 edition page 2, the Sussex County League is printed along with the West Sussex League (Senior and Junior Divisions) and the Midhurst and District League.  Additionally there are some results published for the Chichester and District League of the previous week games.

Sussex County league 1920-1921 

 

Team:

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

Pts

Vernon Athletic

11 9 1 1 38 18 19

Worthing

9 7 0 2 35 8 14

Eastbourne

8 6 1 1 31 12 13

Shorham

12 4 4 4 23 21 12

B’tn H Am

11 5 1 5 22 23 11

R.R Signals

6 4 1 1 20 10 9

Newhaven

10 4 1 5 20 21 9

Chichester

10 4 1 5 17 24 9

Rock-*- **** ?

9 4 0 5 16 28 8

Lewes

10 2 3 5 16 21 7

Southwick

10 3 0 7 12 31 6

East Grinstead

12 0 1 11 11 50 1

 

West Sussex League (Senior Division) 1920-1921 season

 

Team:

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

Pts

Bognor Town

9 8 0 1 31 13 16

Littlehampton

10 4 4 2 29 15 18

Petworth

9 4 3 2 14 16 11

Arundel

8 4 2 2 32 18 10

Wick

10 4 1 5 17 29 9

Horsham

8

3

2

3

22

15

8

Chichester II

8

2

1

5

19

28

5

Selsey

7 2 0 5 11 18 4

Felpham

9 1 1 7 13 44 3

 

West Sussex League (Junior Division) 1920-1921 season  

 

Team:

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

Pts

Broadwater

15 13 2 0 70 17 28

Midhurst

13 10 1 2 54 15 21

Lavant

13 8 3 2 40 23 19

Arundel II

11 7 3 1 37 9 17

Wick II

14 7 3 4 32 23 17

Singleton & West Dean Utd

12 8 0 4 39 16 16

Shipphams Utd

14 6 4 4 52 27 16

Littlehampton

14 8 0 6 55 29 16

Bognor Town II

14 6 1 7 25 32 13

Walberton

13 3 1 9 23 66 7

Pulborough

15 1 3 11 22 53 6

N.Bersted

12 3 0 9 21 50 6

Selsey II

13 2 0 11 14 49 4

Felpham II

13 0 1 12 6 83 1

 

Chichester and District Junior League Results:
Postal Comrades beat Red Triangle 1-0
Westbourne beat Lavant Reserves 9-0
Ashling won at Eastergate 5-0
And Boxgrove overcame Fishbourne 3-2

Midhurst and District League 1920-1921 season  

 

Team:

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

Pts

Fernhurst

13 10 2 1 48 7 22

Northchapel

11 9 1 1 49 8 19

Harting

9 8 0 1 36 13 16

Graffham

11 6 3 2 37 16 13

Easebourne

14 6 1 7 34 33 13

Midhurst Reserves

13 4 4 5 26 28 12

Singleton & W.Dean Res

10 4 1 5 21 27 9

Petworth Reserves

10 3 2 5 21 26 8

Stedham

11 3 1 7 18 13 7

East Dean

12 0 2 10 9 58 2

Largashall

10 0 1 9 5 43 1

 

The book, West Sussex League 100 Years 1896-1996 page 11, shows the league table for the Chichester and District Junior League is published taken from the Portsmouth Football Mail on the 26th March 1921.

Chichester and District Junior League 1920-1921 season 

 

Team:

P

W

D

L

GF

GA

Pts

Westbourne

14 13 0 1 89 14 26

Boxgrove

17 10 2 5 39 39 22

Ashling

16 9 3 4 37 18 21

Fishbourne

15 8 3 4 29 15 19

Red Triangle

16 7 3 6 36 36 17

Postal Crusaders

10 5 3 2 25 21 13

Lavant II

13 4 1 8 26 44 9

Chichester B

15 3 0 12 32 74 6

Eastergate

18 2 1 15 20 59 5

Bosham

12 3 2 7 27 41 0

 

From the various league tables and results above it can be seen that Lavant now had two teams in the 1920-1921 Season and for the first time in their history the first team was now playing in newly revamped West Sussex League, with the second team playing in the Chichester and District Junior League.

The next photo was taken outside the village hall by the eastern face and is of the Lavant second team in 1920-1921 Season who were then playing in the Chichester and District Junior Football League.

LAVANT FC 1920-1921

Back Row (l to r): Mr Holdaway (Station Master), Sid ‘Putty’ Bridle, Wilf Ide, Bert Squires, Mr Brodie, Kruger Chalk, Jack Clements, Mr C.Foster, Mr Melling (Landlord of the Royal Oak).

FrontRow (l to r): Charlie ‘Bustler’ Horn, Ron Fielder, Fred Southern, Ron Macarthy, George Southern.

From this photo it can be seen that the pitch’s orientation has now changed running North to South, which is the way most people remember the pitch being set out on the village green right up to modern times, until recently when it was again tweaked in 2005 to run Northeast to Southwest along side the adjacent road, in order to try and minimize the effect that the football pitch had on the cricket square.

In the West Sussex Gazette October 20th 1921 edition page 10, the West Sussex League Senior and Junior Divisions are published for the 1921-1922 season, with 5 league matches played Lavant first team were 4th in the Junior Division with 8 points, having won 4, drawn 0 and lost 1.

Goals for 20 and 8 against.

Singleton and West Dean Utd were currently top of the league with 12 points.