Southwater 0 Lavant 5

Lavant ended the first half of the season and entered the Christmas break undefeated and 6 points clear at the top of Division One, thanks to this win at Pevensey Road.

The homeside’s main danger was from left-winger, Ryan Thomas, and the diagonal runs up front from Toby Lovett.  Lavant manager, David Parker, dealt with this by doubling up on Thomas with winger, Mike Neville, and fullback Chris Coe to nullify the threat.

After that it was one way traffic. Stuart Loversidge came close twice before a great build up on the left released Ryan Seacombe whose shot hit the post and rebounded into the path of Man of the Match, Mike Neville who finished in the 5thminute.

Seacombe set up Mike Bartley at the near post for Lavant’s second half an hour later.  Then, Bartley returned the compliment for Seacombe to net the third just before the break.

James Brooks was put through with only Southwater’s ‘keeper, Alex Harding to beat and the Lavant midfielder finished clinically 2 minutes after the restart.

Neville forced a smart save from Harding 8 minutes later and Seacombe got his second and Lavant’s 5th goal, pouncing on a loose ball in a goalmouth scramble from Neville’s corner in the 76th minute.

Lavant: N.Sanson, C.Coe, J.Wright, B.Pergavie, M.Lyttle, M.Neville, J.Brooks, M.Stevens, M.Bartley, R.Seacombe, S.Loversidge.  Subs: D.Knight, S.Cole.

Lavant Reserves 0 Selsey A 1

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

Saturdays League Results

Division ONE
Barnham Reserves vs Newtown Villa Reserves
Holbrook 11 Hunston CC Reserves 1
Southwater 0 Lavant 5

Division TWO SOUTH
Boxgrove 1 Predators 3
Lavant Reserves 0 Selsey A 1
Wittering 3 Lodsworth 0