Lavant 2 Hunston CC Reserves 2

Lavant maintained their season’s undefeated league run, despite a lack-lustre second half display. They were given a dream start when Ryan Seacombe put them in front after only 4 minutes.

The homeside produced their best form in the last 25 minutes of the first half and justly went 2-0 in front through Mike Bartley. Seacombe went close to adding a third just before the interval.

But, Lavant faded after the restart and Hunston to their credit never gave up battling. The visitors deservedly got themselves back in the game when Ian Newnham headed against the bar and headed home the rebound on 59 minutes.

Despite their poor second half performance, Lavant created enough chances to bury the game with Steve Chiddle in the Hunston goal making a series of impressive saves, and when he was beaten, Bartley’s shot from Lyttle’s cross hit the bar. When, Ben Purgavie was adjudged to have brought William Hughes down in the Lavant penalty area, Newnham hit the equaliser from the spot-kick with 3 minutes left to play.

Lavant assistant manager Dave Kent commented: “We took the opportunity to incorporate several reserve players to lay the ground for next season and are happy to have remained undefeated”.

Lavant: N.Sanson, C.Coe, J.Wright, B.Purgavie, N.Latham, M.Grace, M.Stevens, D.Knight, M.Lyttle, R.Seacombe, M.Bartley. Subs: S.Walder, M.Hine.

Reserves Game Cancelled

Lavant Reserves final game of the season has been cancelled at short notice becuase Barnham III’s are unable to field a team.

It is so frustrating sometimes when you prepare for a fixture and right at the last moment the opponent’s pull out.

Looking on the positive we will at least get the 3 points. But if will not be enough by most probably 1 point to escape relegation.

So this weekend there is now no fixtures for either Lavant Saturday side’s.

Next week the 1st team host Hunston Reserves at home.  To help the cricket club prepare the square on the green, this game and our final home game against East Dean in early April will be played on the top pitch, Raughmere Park.