Its a YELLOW Weekend

This weekend both teams recorded wins.  The first team won two-nil away at Wittering and the Reserves won two-one away to Harting Reserves.

West Wittering 0 Lavant 2

Lavant travelled to local rivals Wittering and secured a 2-0 win in a derby clash against a number of ex Lavant players. Despite a number of their players moving onto County side Siddlesham; they were an opponent still not to be taken lightly.

Lavant started well, having all the possession and good territorial advantage. Good chances fell to Mortimer, Houghton and Sandford but good keeping by Sean Smith in the Wittering goal kept them at bay.

Wittering did however keep the Lavant defence on their toes with the pace of wide man Alex Barnes a continued threat and good link up play with the tenacious Sam Cole.

The moment of the half came on the half hour mark, a goal mouth scramble resulted in the ball falling to Alex Holmes on the edge of the area to hammer home off the underside of the bar only for it to be adjudged to not of crossed the line, a big let off for Wittering.

Normal service resumed in the second half and it only took a matter of minutes for Lavant to put themselves in front. Strong hold up play from Dan Mortimer, turning his man Jon Haskell and creating an opening to fire home the stranded Smith.

This was nothing more than Lavant deserved. Lavant plugged away to put the game out of sight and the moment came 20 minutes from time.

Sandford beating the offside trap rounding Smith and sliding the ball home from an acute angle thus securing all 3 points for the visiting side.

Team: Neil Sanson, Richard Gabb, Matt Lyttle, Ben Purgavie, Jon Wright, Jason Houghton, James Brooks, Alex Holmes, Mike Neville, Dan Mortimer, James Sandford. Subs: Matt Grace, Jordon Lillywhite.

22nd March Saturday’s Results

Premier Division
West Wittering 0 Lavant 2
Cowfold 2 Hunston CC 1
Newtown Villa 3 West Chiltington 3
Upper Beeding 0 Bosham 3
Faygate 0 Holbrook 2

Division IV South
Harting Reserves 1 Lavant Reserves 2
Tangmere 2 Milland 6
Bosham Reserves 6 Bracklesham 2

Division IV Cup
Amberley 1 Coal Exchange 7