Hunston CC 1 Lavant 1

Saturday saw Lavant travel to fellow Chichester side Hunston, full of optimism following last week’s performance. However, it was Hunston who started the stronger as Lavant fell back into some bad habits as well as struggling with the surface.

It wasn’t long until the Hunston pressure got its rewards with a high ball into the Lavant penalty area and Lavant full back Matt Grace was judged to of fouled the Hunston forward whilst challenging for the header, penalty kick. Keeper Sanson guessed the right way but the kick was too sweetly struck.

This was a wakeup call to Lavant who started to show some fight and character as the half drew to a close but a much improved second half was required.

From the restart Lavant flew out if the blocks and it was only a matter of minutes until they were on level terms. Dave Knight gathering the ball well just outside of the Hunston penalty area and threading in Captain James Sandford to cheekily clip the ball over the out rushing keeper.

Lavant continued to create chances with James Brooks,  Mike Neville and again Sandford coming close with either the keeper saving well or the effort going notionally wide.

But at the final whistle both teams had to settled for a draw.

Team: Neil Sanson, Matt Grace, Ben Purgavie, Jon Wright, Matt Lyttle, Dave Knight, Dave Maclean, James Brooks, Mike Neville, Alex Holmes, James Sandford. Subs: Ash Humphreys, Richard Gabb, Peter Caveney

16th November Saturday’s Results

Premier League
Hunston CC 1 Lavant 1
Cowfold 3 Holbrook 2
Faygate 1 Upper Beeding 1
Newtown Villa 3 Wittering 1

Centenary Cup
Billinghurst Reserves 0 West Chiltington 3
Henfield 2 Partridge Green 1
Lancing Utd 2 Bosham 5

Division IV South
Lavant Reserves 2 Whyke 4
Bracklesham 3 Harting Reserves 2
Milland 2 Bosham Reserves 2
Tangmere 0 The Crown 7

Sussex Junior Cup
Lake Road Rangers 4 Eastbourne Athletic 3