James Hubbard shot from the edge of the box

Straight from kick-off both sides started this fixture at some pace and the first 30 minutes saw some good football played by both teams as the game was furiously contested at each end of the pitch.

But it was Lavant that finally broke the deadlock on 30 minutes as Josh Castle was quickest to react to George Cody’s shot, which smashed against and down off the visitors bar, to score from close range, 1-0.

Josh Castle should have claimed his brace just before half time, but the Barn’s Green keeper pulled off a great close range save to keep the score at one-nil to Lavant going into the break.

The second half was again evenly contested, but it was Lavant who extended their lead with a great strike from Aaron Hancock making it 2-0.

With 10 minutes remaining Barns Green pulled a goal back 2-1, but Lavant were able to hang on to the final whistle and bag all three valuable points, as well as ending the visitors unbeaten start to the season.

MOM: Aaron Hancock
Goal Scorers: Josh Castle, Aaron Hancock
Team: Luke Terry, Charles Griggs, Charles Selby (c), Danny Hillyer, Matt Little, Freddie Mercer,
James Hubbard, Levi Bentley, Aaron Hancock, Zac Moy, George Cody. Subs: Josh Castle, Billy Pope,
Mike Rogerson, Monty Morgan, Adam Yaxley.