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Gallery 2014 / 2015

  • 2014-09-27 James sandford skips the keeper
  • Aaron Hancock battles for the ball, LFC vs Holbrook 25-04-15
  • 2014-09-27 Aaron Hancock goes close
  • 2014-09-27 James sandford on the ball LFC vs Pulborough
  • Neil Latham first  to the ball 18-10-14 LFC Res vs Rowfant Village Div IV Cup
  • Neil Sanson 01-11-14 LFC vs Hunston CC Malcom Simmonds Cup
  • Oli Haggar on the ball LFC vs West Chiltington 07-02-15
  • Ollie haggars corner  LFC vs Henfield 10-01-15
  • Pagham Football Club 06-12-14
  • Pete Caveney on the ball 11-10-14 LFC Res vs The Unicorn
  • Predators vs LFC 24-01-15 (2)
  • Predators vs LFC 24-01-15 (4)
  • Predators vs LFC 24-01-15(3)
  • Predators vs LFC 24-01-15
  • Raughmere Park (2) 18th January 15
  • Raughmere Park 18th January 15
  • Runners Up Medals James Brooks,Jon Wright & Neil Sanson
  • Team warm-up prior to Paghamvs Lavant 06-12-14
  • Aaron Hancock on the ball LFC vs Arundel Reserves 21-02-15
  • Aaron Hancock on the ball LFC vs West Chiltington 07-02-15
  • Dan Baker first to the ball, LFC vs Holbrook 25-04-15
  • Dan Baker in on keeper LFC vs Newtown Villa 21-03-15
  • Dan Baker on the ball LFC vs West Chiltington 07-02-15
  • Dave Knight closes down the player LFC vs West Chiltington 07-02-15
  • Dave Maclean on the ball 01-11-14 LFC vs Hunston CC Malcom Simmonds Cup
  • Did it cross the line LavantvsUpperBeeding 13-12-14
  • Did it cross the line LavantvsUpperBeeding No2 13-12-14
  • Greg Ayling take a flying tackle 11-10-14 LFC Res vs The Unicorn
  • Henry Pollack battles for the ball 18-10-14 LFC Res vs Rowfant Village Div IV Cup
  • Holbrook vs Lavant 25-10-14 Holbrook vs LFC
  • James Brook penalty LFC vs Henfield 10-01-15
  • James Brooks on the ball (1), LFC vs Holbrook 25-04-15
  • James Brooks on the ball (2), LFC vs Holbrook 25-04-15
  • James Sandford on the ball LFC vs Arundel Reserves 21-02-15
  • JAmes Sandfordon the ball LFC vs Newtown Villa 21-03-15
  • Jon Wright in on the tackle  LFC vs West Chiltington 07-02-15
  • Lavant 1st team (2)
  • Lavant attack Henfields Goal LFC vs Henfield 10-01-15
  • Lavant FC  Sundays
  • Lavant on the attack again 25-10-14 Holbrook vs LFC
  • Lee Smith on the ball 11-10-14 LFC Res vs The Unicorn
  • Martin Pullen Res Manager 11-10-14 LFC Res vs The Unicorn
  • Matt Lyttle aerial attack, LFC vs Holbrook 25-04-15
  • Matt Lyttle in for the tackle 25-10-14 Holbrook vs LFC
  • Matt Lyttle on the ball 01-11-14 LFC vs Hunston CC Malcom Simmonds Cup
  • Neale Watts on the ball 25-10-14 LFC Res vs Ajax Trees Bareham Trophy
  • Neil Latham airial attack 25-10-14 LFC Res vs Ajax Trees Bareham Trophy
  • Neil Latham attacking the ball 25-10-14 LFC Res vs Ajax Trees Bareham Trophy
  • Lavant Reserve Team photo

Gallery 2013 / 2014

  • Lavantvspetworth030813Webpic
  • LavantFC Training Session310713Webpic
  • Village Green Waterlogged (3) 22-01-14
  • Village Green Waterlogged 22-01-14
  • Jan and Kay with Football shirts
  • Lavant Village Green 06-10-13
  • Picture by Louise Adams C131277-1 Spt Foot LavBosh
  • Picture by Louise Adams C131277-2 Spt Foot LavBosh
  • LavantFC Training Session310713
  • LavantvsPetworth030813
  • League table as of 25th April 2014
  • LFC Bowling Night pic1
  • LFC Bowling Night pic2
  • LFC Changing Room Shirts Sept
  • LFC Changing Rooms Sept 2013
  • LFC vs Hunston 220214 (1)
  • LFC vs Hunston 220214 (2)
  • LFC vs Hunston 220214 (3)
  • LFC vs Hunston 220214 (4)
  • LFC vs Hunston 220214 (5)
  • LFC vs Hunston 220214 (6)
  • LFC vs Hunston 220214
  • LFCvsWestchiltington 15-03-14 (1)
  • LFCvsWestchiltington 15-03-14 (2)
  • LFCvsWestchiltington 15-03-14 (3)
  • LFCvsWestchiltington 15-03-14 (4)
  • LFCvsWestchiltington 15-03-14 (5)
  • MikeBartley on the ball Lavant vs Petworth 030813
  • Pre-season Freiendly vs East Dean Aug 2013 (2)
  • Pre-season Freiendly vs East Dean Aug 2013
  • Top Pitch after Kids  09-02-14
  • Top Pitch before Kids 08-02-14
  • Top Pitch Goal mouth Waterlogges 22-01-14
  • Top Pitch Goalmouth Waterlogged (2) 08-02-14
  • Village Green Waterlogged (2) 22-01-14

6th June – Date for the diary. Charity Cricket Match

With Lavant’s football season literally only just over, the players are now turning their skills to cricket.

A charity cricket match in which 50% of all proceeds will be donated to St Wilfreds Hospice, Chichester, and the rest will help sustain our village clubs.

It is our aim is to hold this event annually, but in future year’s jointly with Lavant’s Cricket Club in a special Football vs Cricket, 20/20 match and raise some money for a nominated charity.

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So if you are free please come along and enjoy the game.

Lavant secure their Premier League Status

The table below as of the 25th April shows that Lavant 1st team have now secured their Premier League status with 25 points, thanks to an away win, three-two to Lancing Utd on Thursday night.

League table as of 25th April 2014

Lavant have been putting in some good performances recently but just not getting the final result.  Easter Bank Holiday weekend saw a team of eleven players battle it out away to Henfield and only to narrowly losing the game 2-1, with Henfield goals coming in the first half from Lavant’s mistakes.  Then in the second half we pulled one goal back and were only denied by the bar on a number of occasions the equaliser.

The players were down about the result, but not down on the performance.

Another great performance came two days later on Bank Holiday Monday.  Stuart Eastwood was able to select a strong side to face Upper Beeding in a game Lavant just had to win.  Not only did they win they played some great football, dominating the game from start to finish and eventually winning six-one.

With results going Lavant’s way with Hunston narrowly losing to Wittering, it meant that if we could get one win from our remaining
two games, away to Lancing and home to Cowfold (This Saturday) we would stay up.

And last night Stuart Easwood’s players managed just that, an away against a Lancing team that we never seemed to get much out of. Winning the game three-two.

Now as the five teams below us slug it out to stay-up, we are in the lovely position of going into our final game of the season at home at Raughmere Park, knowing the pressure is off.  However we dont think that means the players have any intention of taking their foot of the pedal now as they want to see the season out with a win and carry on this good  run of good results.

With both the 1st Team and the Reserves securing their places in their respective leagues for another season, plus Lavant entering a Sunday side once more next season also, focus after the end of April will turn to planning a good pre-season.

Match Report 9th April

Newtown Villa 5 Lavant 1

Team: Neil Sanson, Richard Gabb, Matt Lyttle, Jon Wright, Jordon Lillywhite, Jason Houghton, Dave Maclean, Arron Hancock, Mike Neville, Alex Holmes, James Sandford. Subs: Matt Grace, Louis Weller.

Bosham 2 Lancing Utd 1

8th April

Henfield 3 Cowfold 1
West Chiltington 1 Holbrook 2

Match Report 5th April

Bosham Reserves 3 Lavant Reserves 1

Team: Neil Sanson, Martin Smith, Matt Lyttle, Neil Latham, Leon Mears, Nathan Richards, Dave Maclean, Stuart Smith, Arron Hancock, Pete Caveney, Greg Ayling. Subs: Matt Grace, James Sandford.

5th April Saturday’s Results

Premier Division
Holbrook 2 Faygate 2
Hunston CC 3 Henfield 1
Lancing 3 Wittering 0

Malcolm Simmonds Cup
Newtown Villa 4 Ockley 0
Uppering Beeding 1 Cowfold 2

Division IV South
Bosham Reserves 3 Lavant Reserves 1
Bracklesham 2 Whyke 3
Harting Reserves 1 The Crown 2
Milland vs Tangmere – Home Win

Bareham Trophy
Ambassadors 2 Coal Exchange 4

Aprils Fixtures

Saturday 5th April
Bosham Reserves vs Lavant Reserves (3.00pm KO)

Wednesday 9th April
Newtown Villa vs Lavant (6.00pm KO)

Saturday 12th April
Lavant Reserves vs Harting Reserves (3.00pm KO at Raughmere Park)

Monday 14th April
Lavant vs Wittering (6.15pm KO at Raughmere Park)

Easter Saturday 19th April
Henfield vs Lavant (3.00pm KO)

Bank Holiday Monday 21st April
Lavant vs Upper Beeding (2.00pm KO at Raughmere Park)
Lavant Reserves vs The Crown (4.30pm KO at Raughmere Park)

Wednesday 23rd April

Lancing vs Lavant (6.30pm KO)

Saturday 26th April
Lavant vs Cowfold (3.00pm KO at Raughmere Park)

Match Report 29th March

Lavant 2 Holbrook 3

This was truly a game of two halves with Holbrook snatching a dramatic winner at the very death.

Lavant started the game in a positive manner, again looking to get the ball down and pass. They got their reward on eight minutes in with a training ground set play, Mike Neville with a low driven corner kick and James Brooks running in at the near post to steer home.

Lavant continued to dictate the play with the trio of Sandford, Neville and Arron Hancock combine well in every foray forward. On the half hour Lavant extended their lead, Neville working the left hand channel and delivering a cross for Hancock to poke home. Making it was 2-0 and nothing more than the home side deserved.

Then came the turning point of the match, a silly free kick conceded in the final third, well delivered from the Holbrook skipper resulting in Lavant’s Chris Richards getting the wrong side of his man and pulling him to the ground, a penalty kick which was duly dispatched. A lifeline for Holbrook at the stroke of halftime.

The second half started evenly but with the away side buoyed by their goal grew stronger as the half went on.  There was an element of dejavu for the Holbrook equaliser, again following a silly foul in the final third and quality of delivery from their skipper saw a free header hit the post and then tapped away with the Lavant defence like statues.

Lavant still had chances, noticeably from the impressive Hancock but the away keeper managed to be equal them all. It seemed almost certain that the spoils would be shared but it was Holbrook that managed to take all the points after Matt Lyttle was caught in possession in the dying moments, the forward then racing clear to beat the stranded Neil Sanson.

Team: Neil Sanson, Richard Gabb, Matt Lyttle, Chris Richards, Jon Wright, Jason Houghton, James Brooks, Arron Hancock, Mike Neville, Tom Haslam, James Sandford. Subs: Alex Holmes, Matt Grace, Louis Weller.

29th March Saturday’s Results

Premier Division
Lavant 2 Holbrook 3
Newtown Villa 6 Cowfold 1
Henfield 2 Bosham 0
Hunston CC 1 Lancing Utd 6
Upper Beeding 1 West Chiltington 2
Wittering 2 Faygate 2

Division IV Cup
Bosham Reserves 3 Coal Exchange 8

Match Report 22nd March

Its a YELLOW Weekend

This weekend both teams recorded wins.  The first team won two-nil away at Wittering and the Reserves won two-one away to Harting Reserves.

West Wittering 0 Lavant 2

Lavant travelled to local rivals Wittering and secured a 2-0 win in a derby clash against a number of ex Lavant players. Despite a number of their players moving onto County side Siddlesham; they were an opponent still not to be taken lightly.

Lavant started well, having all the possession and good territorial advantage. Good chances fell to Mortimer, Houghton and Sandford but good keeping by Sean Smith in the Wittering goal kept them at bay.

Wittering did however keep the Lavant defence on their toes with the pace of wide man Alex Barnes a continued threat and good link up play with the tenacious Sam Cole.

The moment of the half came on the half hour mark, a goal mouth scramble resulted in the ball falling to Alex Holmes on the edge of the area to hammer home off the underside of the bar only for it to be adjudged to not of crossed the line, a big let off for Wittering.

Normal service resumed in the second half and it only took a matter of minutes for Lavant to put themselves in front. Strong hold up play from Dan Mortimer, turning his man Jon Haskell and creating an opening to fire home the stranded Smith.

This was nothing more than Lavant deserved. Lavant plugged away to put the game out of sight and the moment came 20 minutes from time.

Sandford beating the offside trap rounding Smith and sliding the ball home from an acute angle thus securing all 3 points for the visiting side.

Team: Neil Sanson, Richard Gabb, Matt Lyttle, Ben Purgavie, Jon Wright, Jason Houghton, James Brooks, Alex Holmes, Mike Neville, Dan Mortimer, James Sandford. Subs: Matt Grace, Jordon Lillywhite.

22nd March Saturday’s Results

Premier Division
West Wittering 0 Lavant 2
Cowfold 2 Hunston CC 1
Newtown Villa 3 West Chiltington 3
Upper Beeding 0 Bosham 3
Faygate 0 Holbrook 2

Division IV South
Harting Reserves 1 Lavant Reserves 2
Tangmere 2 Milland 6
Bosham Reserves 6 Bracklesham 2

Division IV Cup
Amberley 1 Coal Exchange 7

Match Report 15th March

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Lavant attacking West Chiltington’s goal, in search of the winner

Lavant 1 West Chiltington 1

Lavant faced West Chiltington for the second time in as many weeks and this time managed to come away with a share of the spoils.

With lessons learnt from the week before, Lavant had a change in system and personnel for the return fixture but still got off to a disastrous start.

Within the first minute, indecision from left back Jon Wright allowed
the West Chiltington winger to steel in and lay on an easy finish from their No. 9 Glenn Whitaker with marker Matt Lyttle poorly positioned.

Rattled, Lavant struggled to gain a foothold in the match and could have fallen further behind, miss-control from Lyttle allowing the West Chiltington forward to race clear but was denied by a smart save from Neil Sanson.

Lavant finally settled and started to shift the ball around with some neat passing football and both wingers Tom Haslam and Arron Hancock causing their opposing fullbacks all sorts of trouble a goal had to be on the cards.

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Lavant again press West Chiltington back into their half

Ten minutes from half time the goal finally came, a glorious switch of play from Lyttle picking out Mike Neville on the inside right channel, who controlled and fired home with style to deservedly level the score.

The second half started how the first finished, with Lavant dictating the play and dominating possession. Chances were few and far between despite Lavant’s territorial advantage with efforts from Sandford, Neville and Hancock failing to break through.

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Matt Lyttle, Jason Houghton (centre) and John Wright attack the Westchiltington goal

With the final whistle beckoning the chance of the half came, a free kick was awarded 20 yards out which captain James Sandford dispatched only for him to be denied by the underside of the bar with the keeper beaten and the on rushing Lavant players unable to capitalise on the rebound.

Team: Neil Sanson, Richard Gabb, Matt Lyttle, Ben Purgavie, Jon Wright, Jason Houghton, James Brooks, Arron Hancock, Mike Neville, Tom Haslam, James Sandford. Subs: Alex Holmes, Matt Grace, C.Richards.

15th March Saturday’s Results

Premier Division
Lavant 1 West Chiltington 1
Bosham 5 Cowfold 1
Holbrook 4 Hunston CC 0
Faygate 4 Lancing Utd 2
Upper Beeding 1 Wittering 2

Malcolm Simmonds Cup
Newtown Villa 2 Predators 1 AET

Division IV South
Coal Exchange 5 Lavant Reserves 1
Whyke 3 Milland 4

Division IV Cup
Holbrook 3rds 1 The Crown 0