Lavant Team photo 16th April 2011

Back Row: Manager Dave Parker, Tom Parker, Justin Walsh, Dave Kennard, Darren Cox, Ash Rochester, Ryan Seacombe, Jon Wright, Assistant Manager Dave Kent.
Front Row: Matt Stevens, Chris Coe, Dave Knight, Dan Cowell, Simon Green, Louis Weller, Pete Cairns.
(Not in the picture but featured for the 1st Team over the season: James Brooks, Kevin Fogden, Stuart Loversidge, Neale Watts, Sam Cole, Stuart Eastwood, Matt Carver, Ben Evans, Duncan Terry, Matt Price, Greg Ockwell, Alan Sheppard, Tom Sheppard) 

Lavant 2 Barnham Reserves 2

Assistant Manager, David Kent, got it right in saying” If we are going to progress we need the ‘savez’ to see these games out professionally”. Because this was the second week running that Lavant had control of the match and let it slip through their fingers.

Last week they were 2-0 up against league leaders, Hunston , and this week 2-0 up against second in the league, Barnham.  Lavant had a dream start when Dan Cowell met Ryan Seacombe’s cross to put the homeside 1-0 in front only 3 minutes into play. But it was a lead they deserved as they counter-attacked from a strong defensive base.

Barnham were inventive using both their wings and searching balls into the channels but the homeside were up to the challenge and went further ahead from a corner as Cowell headed home 10 minutes from the interval.

It was more of the same after the restart as Lavant appeared to have learnt from last week’s mistakes and looking solid.  But Barnham never gave up probing and running and as the Chichester side tired and began to lose their shape, the visitors came close twice through Shane Corbin and forced a fine save from Ash Rochester in goal.

What Rochester achieved at one end, Gary Wimbledon matched at the other , denying Seacombe the goal that would have killed the game in Lavant’s favour.

Then 9 minutes from time Jon Wright brought Rob Gardner down in the box and Corbin gave Barnham a life-line by converting the spot kick.  Barnham’s resolve was rewarded 2 minutes before the final whistle, when Pete Cairns half clearance allowed Jake Edwards to pump the ball deep into the area for Jamie Timlick to fire home the equaliser.

Nevertheless, Lavant are now asking searching questions of the top flight teams.

Lavant: A.Rochester, C.Coe, T.Parker, J.Wright, P.Cairns, D.Knight, D.Kennard, M.Stevens, D.Cowell, R.Seacombe, D.Cox. Subs: S.Green, J.Walsh.

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Lavant Reserves Team photo 2nd April 2011
Back Row: Manager Cliff Massey, Lewis Cook-Jones, Rhys Watling, Darren Cox, Martin Ayers, Robbie Pinder, Sam Cole, Dave Kennard.
Front Row: Ben Evans, James Brooks, Simon Green, Shay Wiggins, Shaun Massey, Dan Cowell. (Not in the picture but featured for the Reserves over the season: Manager Mel Milburn, Dave Maclean, Joe Green, Matt Carver, Matt Hine, Ross Lines, Tom Turner, Daryl Hall)

Sundays Results

Chichester & West Sussex Sunday League
Division 2
Southbourne Sports 1, Queens Park South 2

Arun & Chichester Youth League
Division B
Lavant Youth 0, Broadbridge Heath U18 5
Rustington Otters 1, Worthing Utd Youth 8