Lavant 2 Henfield 2

Saturday saw the visit of second in the league Henfield take on second  from bottom Lavant. Henfield started well, pushing back Lavant early on and their attacking trio linking well. Lavant weathered the storm and looked to impose their passing game with chances falling to Caveney and Neville but the Henfield keeper saving well on both occasions.

It was Henfield who eventually broke the deadlock on the half hour mark with a well flighted cross and the Henfield forward steeling in at the back post to head home.

Ten minutes later Lavant levelled, the ball being won in midfield by Neville and threaded the ball through to Sandford who continued his scoring streak by finishing well low to the keeper’s right.

There was an element of déjà vu to the start of the second half with Henfield flying out of the blocks and this time getting their reward, a superbly timed run into the channel followed by an acute finish made it 2-1 Henfield.

Lavant persevered and levelled again 5 minutes later when the ball was slid home by Holmes from the edge of the area following good build up play.

The game played out with chances for either side to win it and with 15 minutes to go Henfield was reduced to 10 men, but Lavant were unable to capitalise on their numerical advantage.

Team: Neil Sanson, Richard Gabb, Jordan Lillywhite, Jon Wright, Matt Lyttle, Dave Knight, Dave Maclean, James Sandford, Mike Neville, Alex Holmes, Peter Caveney. Subs: Ash Humphreys, Stuart Smith, Will Cieszynski

2nd November Saturday’s Results

Premier League
Lavant 2 Henfield 2
Cowfold 0 Wittering 1
West Chiltington 5 Bosham 0
Newtown Villa vs Lancing – Postponed

Centenary Cup
Upper Beeding 3 Faygate 0
Predators 2 Hunston CC 4

Sussex Intermediate Cup
Holbrook 3 Worthing Dynamos 1

Division IV South
Milland 4 Bracklesham 0
Harting Reserves 1 Whyke 1
Tangmere vs Coal Exchange – Postponed

Sussex Junior Cup
The Vardar VIP 3 Lavant Reserves 1
Bosham Reserves 0 Crowborough Athletic 5
Lake Rd Rangers vs Eastbourne Athletic – Postponed

Hampshire Junior B Cup
New forest 4 Coal Exchange 3