Felpham 1 Lavant 6

Centre spot appears to line up with the goal post

After a frantic pre-season Lavant FC kick started their league fixtures away to Felpham Colts at King George V playing fields, Felpham Bognor Regis.

For a Council pitch there was plenty of grass and the pitch was in good condition. But the marking out of the pitch was a little questionable. Felpham just about roped off one side of the pitch and could only find 3 corner flags so they had to improvise

Improvisation, use the barrier post as a corner flag

But Felpham from the kick off was not going to make it easy for the visitors and they worked exceptionally hard to contain Lavant who were constantly attacking the home sides goal.

The deadlock was broken by Lavant’s Zac Moy on on 8 minutes. 0-1.

Most of the first half Lavant were encamped in Felpham’s half, forging some good chances, but just not being able to find the final touch and score. But eventually with the hot weather telling on the home side the flood gates opened just before half time as goals in quick succession from George Cody, Aaron Hancock and James Hubbard, gave Lavant a comfortable four-nil lead going into half time. 0-4

Football is a game of two half’s and with Lavant making a number of changes and Felpham again coming out with a lot of determination from the re-start, the second 45 minutes were less rewarding for the visitors.

Further goals from George Cody and a first for the club from Harrison Mitchell saw Lavant add another two goals to their tally, but in between a sloppy back pass from James Hubbard put captain Charles Selby under unnecessary pressure in the box, resulting in him get a booking and giving away a penalty, which the Felpham striker despatched in the top corner giving goalkeeper Luke Terry, no chance. 1-6.

Team: Luke Terry, Mason Haga-Hammond, Matt Lyttle, Charles Selby (c), Jake O’Brennan, Aaron Hancock, James Hubbard, Kieran Dowell, Cam Corell , Zac Moy, George Cody.
Subs: Charles Griggs, Levi Bentley, James Sandford, Matt noble, Mitchell Harrison.
Management: John Price, Ash Rochester, John Wickenden