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Fixtures & Results March

The 2023-24 latest tables, fixtures and results can be found by using the attached link below.

West Sussex League

Just enter in the Division tab: Premier League for the First Team.

DateTeamOpponentsVenuePitchKick- Off
2nd             Lavant  Goring by Sea
Centenary Cup
Malcolm Simmonds Cup
HRaughmere Park2.30pm
16th   LavantRugdwick  HRaughmere Park3.00pm
23rd    LavantWatersfieldA–  3.00pm  
30th  LavantPetworthHRaughmere Park3.00pm

Fixtures & Results February

DateTeamOpponentsVenuePitchKick- Off
3rd          Lavant  HartingA–  2.00pm
  W 2-4    
10thLavantNo Game
17th  LavantDelunited  A2.00pm
   W 0-2   
24th  LavantHorsham CrusadersA2.00pm

Fixtures & Results January 2024

DateTeamOpponentsVenuePitchKick- Off
6th         Lavant  WatersfieldA–  2.00pm
   W 0-4   
20thLavantHorsham Crusaders  HRaughmere Park2.00pm
   W 4-1   
27th  LavantBarns GreenHRaughmere Park2.00pm

Due to Cup ties and potential wet weather conditions in January, these fixtures could be subject to change.

TD Shipley vs Lavant

Saturday16th December’s fixture away to TD Shipley is now being played at Ifield Community College, Crawley on their 3G pitch.
Kick-off time is 2.30pm.

Ifield Community College,
Crawley Avenue,
RH11 0DB

Fixtures and Results December

DateTeamOpponentsVenuePitchKick- Off
2nd  LavantDel UtdHRaughmere Park1.30pm
   W 6-1   
9th          LavantHorsham CrusadersHRaughmere Park2.00pm
16thLavantT D ShipleyA2.30pm
L 3-0

After the 16th December there are no further games until the 6th January 2024.

Fixture Change 25th November

The West Sussex League have changed Lavant’s fixture on the 25th November to away to Barns Green. Kick-Off 2.00pm.

Fixtures & Results for November

DateTeamOpponentsVenuePitchKick- Off
4thLavant No Game
11thLavantBillingshurst ReservesHRaughmere Park2.00pm
   W 9-0   
18th  LavantStedham
Centenary Cup 
HRaughmere Park1.30pm
   W 4-4 (4-3 on penalties)   
25th  LavantBarns GreenA2.00pm
   D 0-0   

Game postponed 21st October

After the heavy downpours in the week and again overnight, 2/3’s of the pitch was waterlogged and village hall car park was flooded and up to the changing rooms.

With more rain forecasted, unfortunately the game had to be postponed today.

Match Report 14th October

Lavant 5 TD Shipley 3

Saturday Lavant welcomed TD Shipley to Raughmere Park for another tough game against a side that knocked Lavant out the Centenary Cup last season and will certainly be challenging for the league title this season

Within two minutes from kick off the visitors were somewhat shocked to find themselves one-nil down as Lavant played some great possession football, as Kieran Dowell picked out Josh Castle in the six yard box for him to slot the ball under the keeper and into the empty net. 1-0.

With 15 minutes gone, Lavant then went two-nil up as Charles Griggs through ball down the right flank is picked up by Castle, who battles with the centre half before slotting past the advancing keeper into the bottom right corner. 2-0

Ten minutes later Lavant further extend their lead as Zac Moy’s cross picks out that man Josh Castle again, who attacks the back post to score past the advancing keeper, giving him his hat-trick and Lavant a resounding three-nil lead within the first 25 minutes of the game. 3-0

Finally TD Shipley get a foothold in the game as their top scorer Ollie Broad pulls a goal back with 29 minutes gone on the clock. 3-1

The visitors comeback was short lived as seven minutes later Lavant restored their lead as Josh Castle latched onto a through ball from Aaron Hancock, to go one on one with the keeper, before claiming his 4th goal of the match. 4-1

With 6 minutes of the half remaining Lavant completed a dominant first half performance as Josh Castle smashed home his fifth of the game finishing off a free flowing move down the left wing resulting in the cross being attacked by Castle and placed into the top corner. 5-1

The second half saw TD Shipley take a new approach to the game, to see if they could recover from the four goal deficit, while Lavant with a full sub’s bench took advantage of the score line to change the team around.

So the second half proved to be a much closer affair and it took 25 minute for the deadlock was finally broken as the visitors pulled a goal back. 5-2.

The game continued in much the same vein, an even battle with both sides trying to score. And just as it looked that the game would be ending with a five-two scoreline, with 4 minutes remaining referee Darren Boult awarded a very soft penalty to the visitors, who despatched the well taken spot kick past keeper Luke Terry. 5-3.

But time had all but run out for the visitors, as Lavant were able to see out the final few minutes of the game, to bag all three precious points and take note of a great performance against a tough side.

Final score Lavant 5 TD Shipley 3.

Team: Luke Terry, Charles Griggs, Dan Cox, Jake O’Brennan, Matt Lyttle (c), Aaron Hancock, Kieran Dowell, Matt Noble, Zac Moy, Kieran Hartley, Josh Castle.
Subs: Jordan Clark, Mason Haga-Hammond, George Cody, Charles Selby, Freddie Mercer.
Management: John Price, Ash Rochester, John Wickenden

Match Report 7th October

Lavant 5 Harting 1

Saturday Lavant welcomed Harting to Raughmere Park for not only another local derby game, but also a top of the table clash between two teams currently in first and second place in the West Sussex Premier League.

Today’s game when it got going proved to be very eventful, but for the first twenty minutes both teams remained organised and each forged opportunities to take the lead, however it remained at stalemate right up to the 25th minute, when Cam Corell clinically finished off a great passing move to give Lavant the lead, 1-0.

Lavant now on the front foot five minutes later were two-nil up as the homeside’s pressure, saw the Harting keeper fail to hold a shot on goal, as Josh Castle was quickest to react and score at close range, 2-0.

The score remained two-nil to Lavant at halftime.

Ten minute after the restart, Cam Corell almost further extents Lavant’s lead, but his long range shot ricochet’s off the visitors bar. Then one minute later Harting counterattacks and scores reducing the deficit, somewhat against the run of play. Game on. 2-1.

With 65 minutes on the clock Harting had a great chance to draw level, but this time the header hits the homeside’s post and away for a goal kick. Straight away Lavant are on the counterattack, only to be abruptly stopped as the referee blows for a serious incident in the centre circle resulting in a Harting player receiving a red card, with the visitors having to finsih the remaining 25 minutes with 10 men.

2 minutes after the re-start and Harting are awarded a penalty, but the spot kick hits the post and Lavant maintain their lead.

1 minute later Kieran Dowell goes on a darting run down the middle of the pitch and picks out Zac Moy on the left flank as Moy cuts inside the box and smashes the ball home, extending Lavant’s lead. 3-1

75 minutes gone and Lavant are making the extra man count as Cam Corell scores his second of the match, beating the outcoming keeper and scoring from a tight angle into the empty goal, 4-1.

With 10 minutes to go Jake O’Bennan headed a fifth for Lavant, 5-1.

Final score Lavant 5 Harting 1.

Team: Luke Terry, Aaron Hancock, Dan Cox, Jake O’Brennan, Matt Lyttle (c), Matt Noble, Kieran Dowell, Zac Moy, Kieron Hartley, Josh Castle, Cam Corell.
Subs: Mason Haga-Hammond, Charles Selby, Matt Dacombe, Ben Homer, Ash Rochester.
Management: John Price, John Wickenden