Lavant 0 Ashington Rovers 1

Dan Holliday’s 87 min goal grabbed Ashington the 3 points in Lavant’s last home game of the season.

Safe in Division One now ,Manager, David Parker, asked the homeside to concentrate on and develop their passing game.

Ten minutes in Lavant began to deliver on the request with some delightful moves that produced five good enough chances to have won the game.

Ashington were however resolute and relied on long ball with quick breaks from midfield.

The Lavant defence led by “Man of the Match” Tom Parker looked comfortable enough and Dave Kennard kept Rovers’ main threat, striker Daniel Yeomans under control.

The second half continued in the same vein and when 5 mins from time, Rovers’ ‘keeper, Graeme Lock, saved brilliantly from Seacombe’s finish to another well constructed move from Lavant , the match seemed to be drifting to a 0-0 draw.

It was then that an innocuous looking long ball saw Holliday clash with ‘keeper, Martin Pullen but head the ball on into the empty net. Lee Charward, Rovers manager, declared ” We got a great result”.

Manager David Parker’s laconic comment was ” The best team lost!”

Team: M.Pullen, D.Kennard, T.Parker, C.Coe, D.Knight, G.Ockwell, J.Walsh, A.Sheppard, M.Price, R.Seacombe, R.Lines.  Subs L.Weller, N.Watts, M.Hine.

Saturdays Results

10th April

Division 1:
Ashington 4  Partridge Green 3
Faygate Utd 1 Angmering 5
Fishbourne 4 Lavant 0
Hunston CC 0 Watersfield 2
Wittering Utd 0 Henfield 4 Division 4 South:
Ambassadors 2 Yapton Reserves 2
Coal Exchange 2 Tangmere 3
Lavant Reserves 5 Milland 3
Lodsworth Reserves 0 Selsey FC ‘A’ 0