Faygate 2 Lavant 1

Saturday Lavant travelled to bottom of the league Faygate
suffering their 3rd successive defeat and finding themselves back
firmly in the relegation dogfight.

It was another disastrous start by the Chichester side
going behind in under 2 minutes. As keeper Sanson went to throw the ball he was impeded by a Faygate forward, the throw then going straight to another Faygate player and with  Lavant keeper appealing the
Faygate player struck into the empty net after no foul was given.

Although Lavant had their fair share of possession, their
build play was slow and pedestrian allowing the home side to get back behind the ball and stifle any attack with ease.

After a half time dressing down, Lavant started the
second half with a much improved purpose and work rate and it wasn’t long until they were back on level terms. A corner by Neville finding centre half Ben Purgavie to glance home with his first goal in 11 years.

Lavant pressed for a winner with efforts from Maclean and
Knight going close but following a slack ball in the middle of the park by Richards, Faygate grabbed the winner after running on to the ball and calmly finishing to the keepers left.

Team: Neil Sanson, Richard Gabb, Ben Purgavie, Jon Wright, Matt Lyttle, Dave Knight, Dave Maclean, Chris Richartds, Mike Neville, Alex Holmes, Pete Caveney. Subs: Tom Haslam, Matt Grace.

14th December Saturday’s Results

Premier Division
Faygate 2 Lavant 1
Hunston 0 Bosham 4
Upper Beeding 2 Lancing Utd 4
West Chiltington 0 Henfield 4

Sussex Intermediate Cup
Cowfold 3 Newtown Villa 2
Mile Oak 3 Holbrook 3 (Penalties 2-4)

Division IV South
Lavant Reserves 2 Milland 3
Bosham Reserves 1 The Crown 3
Coal Exchange 0 Harting Reserves 0
Lake Side Rangers 6 Tangmere 3