Nyetimber Pirates 4 Lavant 1

Cententary Cup

In this Cup Tie, Lavant returned to the state they were in two weeks ago. A lack of desire and purpose didn’t help their cause and a hungrier homeside with neat interpassing deserved their passage to round 2.

Poor marking at corner kicks led to Nyetimber’s first goal as unmarked Andy Cox turned the ball back to Sean Williamson who sweetly hit the net with the outside of his foot in the 16th minutes.

The visitors produced their best move half way through the half but Peter Caveney’s fine finish hit the post. But Nyetimber on the counter then went further ahead when Michael Frangou beat the Lavant defence on 37minutes.

Despite a short lived revival from the visitors at the start of the second half this soon evaporated and Frangou (67minutes) and Williamson again (71minutes) put the game beyond dispute.

Dave Knight forced a fine save from the Pirates Warren Pye and James Sandford pulled back a neatly taken consolation goal just before the final whistle. But Nyetimber can be proud of their Cup upset.

Lavant have a lot to do this season on this showing.

Lavant: N. Sanson, H.Polack, M.Richardson, J.Wright, M.Lyttle(Capt), J.Sandford, J.Brooks, D.Knight, A.Holmes, P.Caveney, S. Smith. Subs: W.Ciziszyhsk, R.Gabb

Nyetimber: Pye;Williamson,Lester,Towers,Frangou Paul;Bann,Cox,Pasterfield,Campbell;Frangou Michael,Wyatt.Subs: Dante,Peach,Dobbs,Walter,Gill.

21st September Saturday’s Results

Premier League
Hunston 2 Holbrook 2
West Chiltington 0 Cowfold 0
Wittering 3 Henfield 0

Division IV South
Tangmere 3 Lavant Reserves 4
Whyke 3 Harting Reserves 2
Lake Side Rangers 3 Bosham Reserves 3

Sussex Intermediate Cup
Lancing 3 goring CC 4
Sompting 4 Upper Beeding 1

Centenary Cup
Nyetimber Pirates 4 Lavant 1
Bosham vs The Sportsman – Home Win
Faygate 3 The Crown FC 2
Coal Exchange 3 Partridge Green 1
Milland 2 Lodsworth 3
Slindfold vs Bracklesham – Home Win