Holbrook 0 Lavant 4

 

James Sandford netted all four as Lavant put themselves top of the WSFL Premier Division with an emphatic victory over Horsham side Holbrook.

The visitors didn’t make plain sailing of the game as much as the score line suggested given their profligacy in front of goal. In the opening 15 minutes Lavant could off and should off been two or three goals to the good but poor finishing and some good stops kept the game nil, nil.

For all that dominance it was Lavant that were almost behind with Matt Lyttle being caught in possession, the Holbrook forward racing and squaring to his strike partner forcing Ash Court into an outrageous save. Brook then carved Lavant open a further time again calling the inform Court into action.

With 10 to play Lavant finally broke the deadlock, good play down the left flank and a goal mouth scramble saw Sandford scuff home.

The second half could not have started better for Lavant, a miss hit clearance from the Brook keeper found Sandford who managed to hold off the defender to run through and slot home clinically. This prompted and change in shape from the home side and this very much suited the visitors. Sandford soon after this completed his hat-trick and very much the goal of the game, great wing play from the returning Peter Caveney, his cross finding Sandford who rolled his defender and finish in style in the top right.

Lavant weren’t done yet, again coming from their left but this time it was Jon Wright with the marauding run and his cross finding Sandford to smartly finish with his fourth and a MOM performance.

Team: Ash Court, Matt Grace, Paul Jones, Matt Lyttle, Jon Wright, James Brooks (c), Charlie Mclaren, Ollie Haggar, Peter Caveney, Aaron Hancock, James Sandford. Subs: Will Cieszynski, Richard Gabb