Lavant 3 Petworth 1

Lavant continued their undefeated Division One record by beating Petworth at “The Jungle”.

The homeside started with all guns blazing and were ahead within 5 minutes when Mike Bartley fed Stuart Loversidge who put the Division’s top scorer, Ryan Seacombe through to fire home.

When Airy Wadey’s goal kick was intercepted by Loversidge, the Lavant striker punished the error with a thunderbolt shot on 12 minutes.

Wadey saved Bartley’s penalty kick on 25 minutes after Seacombe was upended.

Though Paul Jefford hit the crossbar for the visitors, Lavant deserved their 3-0 half-time lead, when Seacombe fed Loversidge who teed up James Brooks to score on 42 minutes.

The homeside were instructed to close up shop in the second half, which they did and despite Rob Torode’s late 87 minute goal for Petworth, the game never seemed in doubt.

Next Saturday, Lavant entertain second in the league Holbrook at home at “The Jungle”. The game that could well decide the Division One Title.

Lavant: N.Sanson, C.Coe, J.Wright, B.Purgavie, M.Lyttle, M.Neville, J.Brooks, M.Stevens, M.Bartley, R.Seacombe, S.Loversidge.  Subs: D.Knight, R.Gabb.

Lets Celebrate the Win

Photo’s of Saturdays Reserves match against Fittleworth clearly shows the joy of finally getting that long awaited deserved win.

Goal scorers Dan Mortimer and Nathan Richards lead the celebrations.


Dan Mortimer celebrates with the team after scoring Lavant’s first goal 


Another team celebration after Nathan Richards scores Lavant’s second goal

Saturdays League Results

Division ONE
Southwater 2 Barnham Reserves 3
Newtown Villa Reserves 2 Holbrook 5
Hunston CC Reserves 3 Yapton 1
Cowfold Reserves 1 Lavant 3
Barns Green 3 Petworth 1
Faygate 1 East Dean 1

Division TWO SOUTH
Lavant Reserves 4 Fittlworth 1
Barnham 3rd’s 3 Selsey A 3
Stedham Utd 3 Predators 3