Lavant 2 Yapton 1

Lavant were back to winning ways as they entertained in form Yapton.

Manager,David Parker’s game plan was to absorb Yapton pressure in the first half and switch to passing and attacking football in the second period.

This is effectively how the match panned out. Apart from Ross Ludlow hitting the Lavant net but being ruled offside, the first half ended goalless but with Yapton having the better of the exchanges.

After the interval, Lavant applied the pressure with a more fluid passing game, but it was the visitors who went ahead against the run of play in the 56th minute, when a delightful interchange between Dean Bennett, Karl Westbrook and Ludlow ended with Ludlow’s impressive finish.

The scorer’s triumph did not last long when at the other end his attempt to defend Mike Neville’s corner-kick ended with him heading into his own net on 72minutes.

Lavant had deserved their equaliser, however it came, and they won the game when Mike Bartley headed the clincher 5 minutess from time.

Lavant: N.Sanson, C.Coe, J.Wright, B.Purgavie, M.Hine, L.Weller, J.Brooks, M.Stevens, M.Bartley, R.Seacombe, D.Knight.  Subs: M.Neville, S.Cole.

Boxgrove 3 Lavant Reserves 2

Lavant: R.Bayliss, M.Grace, H.Reeves, N.Richards, N.Latham, J.Green, G.Pinder, R.Gabb, S.Massey, D.Mortimer, S.Walder. Subs: G.Bell, H.Wade.