Lavant emerged as convincing winners of this Division 2 relegation battle at Rogate on Saturday.

With only ten minutes gone, Andy Strange gave Lavant an early lead after a well-worked move, but this was short-lived as Rogate drew level two minutes later.

With Strange and Dave Kent working hard in mid-field, Lavant started to dominate and were rewarded when Robby Clackett broke free to slot home from an acute angle.

Rogate started the second half in determined fashion and for the first 15 minutes pressed Lavant in an attempt to draw level, but Martin Ayers and Simon Blackman stood firm in defence.

Full-backs Mark Richardson and Giles Weller started to exploit Rogate on the flanks by working some well-executed overlapping moves with wingers Justin Smith and Matt Hine providing numerous crosses into the Rogate box, which were eventually capitalised on when Roget’s keeper made a wild clearance which sailed into the back of his own net.

Following further Lavant pressure Clackett claimed his second goal of the game, and Weller made it 5-1 after heading home from a Kent corner.

With minutes remaining, another well worked Lavant move resulted in Tom Mason scoring from close range.

Team:  Martin Pullen, Justin Smith, Martin Ayers, Simon Blackman, Matt Hine, Giles Weller, Andy Strange, Dave Kent, Mark Richardson, Alan Sheppard, Robby Clackett. Subs: Tom Mason, Dave Maclean, Chris Bowles.  Manager: Dave Parker.