Barnham Reserves 1 Lavant 5

Despite a depleted squad, Lavant made it two wins out of two in 2013.

The visitors exerted early pressure with Tom Parker, Dave Knight and James Brooks going close to opening Lavant’s account. Mike Bartley did net but was ruled offside.

The breakthrough however came with James Sandford’s finish on 27 minutes. Newcomer Stuart Smith combined with Knight to put Brooks through for the visitors’ second 5 minutes before the interval.

The Chichester side went further ahead after the restart with two goals in two minutes from Smith and Knight; Bartley being the supplier of both.

Dave Maclean set Knight up but his effort was brilliantly saved by Barnham ‘keeper’s Matt Redman. Smith just couldn’t turn home the rebound.

Sandford hit his second on 70 minutes with Bartley again being the supplier. Barnham did grab a consolation goal through Jake Endicott seconds before the final whistle.

Lavant manager, David Parker, commented:”With four key players missing, I was anxious before the game, but all the squad rose to the occasion. I’m full of admiration for all the boys.”

Lavant: N.Sanson, R.Gabb, C.Coe, T.Parker, M.Lyttle, D.Knight, J.Brooks, M.Stevens, J.Sandford, M.Bartley, S.Smith. Subs: D.Maclean, B.Thomas, M.Stella


Weekends League Results

February 16th &17th          

Premier Division
Barnham Reserves 1 Lavant 5
Cowfold 6 Lancing Utd 0
Faygate 0 Bosham 1
Hunston CC 2 West Chiltington 1
Watersfield 2 Upper Beeding 7

Division III South
Rustington Park Seniors vs Lavant Reserves – Postponed
Bosham Reserves 2 The Vardar VIP 3
Stedham 3 Yapton Reserves 1
Whyke Utd 2 Harting 3

Sussex Junior Cup
Nyetimber Pirates 0 Predators 4

Division I Sunday League
Results to follow