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.
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.