Hunston 2 Lavant 1

Shaun Jenkins 25 yard strike in 87 min against a Lavant, then reduced to 9 men, gave Hunston the 3 points from this Division One clash.

Desiring the game more than the visitors, breaking well from midfield and passing the ball better, Hunston were the better side in the first half and Lavant were fortunate to restart the second half at 0-0.

Lavant then produced the best move of the match but Seacombe’s volley hit the bar. Within 2 minutes Hunston were awarded a disputed penalty and Jenkins converted the spot kick on 50 minutes.

The visitors equalised when Captain, David Kennard, headed home a Matt Price corner on the hour. But then everything went wrong for Lavant.

Already they had lost their key midfielder, Alan Sheppard, through injury half way through the first half. Now, controversially, referee, Adrian Harris, dismissed midfielder, Jason Houghton, for his second “technical” offence.

When Dave Knight was carried off with a serious leg injury, the Chichester side were reduced to 9 men.

Nevertheless they nearly snatched the winner 5 minutes from full time but uncharacteristically Seacombe skewed his shot wide 7 yards out.

Within 2 minutes, Jenkins hit his wonder goal to give Hunston their coveted victory.

Team: M.Pullen, D.Kennard, T.Parker, C.Coe, D.Knight, J.Houghton, B.Evans, A.Sheppard, M.Price, R.Seacombe, A.Yaxley.  Subs G.Ockwell, R.Lines, M.Hine.