Matt Court pictured down injured in a game earlier in the Season

That old warhorse, Matt Court, led the visitor’s line, making Lavant’s first goal and scoring another two to give the Chichester side victory at Yapton.

Neither side seemed to settle until 40 year old Court broke down the left, jinxed his way past the Yapton defender and laid a low cross which Oli Haggar touched down into Matt Hine’s path for Lavant to take the lead on the quarter hour.

Lavant then settled into a better passing game before Court fastened onto a Justin Walsh through ball to nudge it past the ‘keeper and put Lavant two ahead 6 mins before half-time.

Yapton increased their work-rate in the second half and quickly replied to Lavant’s third goal scored by Court on 70 mins, by pulling one back within a minute through Noddy Ashburner. The visitors then defended too deep and conceded again 4 mins from time when Bradley Thwaites drilled home through a crowded defence. But it was too late to stop Lavant taking the 3 points.

Team: M.Pullen, L.Hayward, T.Parker, D.Hall, O.Haggar, B.Thomas, M.Richardson, J.Walsh, M.Ayers, M.Hine,M.Court. Subs: R.Lines, D.Kennard, A.Yaxley.