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Lavant First Team
Backrow: Justin Walsh, Daryl Hall, Matthew Court, Ben Thomas, Dave Kennard, Martin Ayers, Matthew Hine.
Frontrow: Stuart Loversidge, Oli Haggar, Liam Hayward, Dave Parker (Manager), Matt Price, Martin Pullen, Mike Neville.

Striker, Stuart Loversidge, returned after a long lay-off to sink Yapton with 2 early first half goals.

Yapton virtually did not touch the ball in the first 25 mins as Lavant played possession football and switched the point of attack with confident passing.

Yapton ‘keeper, Paul Miller, brilliantly foiled Loversidge in the 3rd min but could not stop the Lavant striker putting the homeside ahead on 6 mins, following an excellent build up. He ran home another on 16 mins after Martin Ayers had regained possession for Lavant from a corner.

Ayers, Walsh and Hall all came close in an excellent first half display.

Lavant defended too deep in the second period and the Chichester side’s ‘keeper, Martin Pullen, pulled off five excellent saves before the homeside recovered their poise. Loversidge set up Matt Hine for Lavant’s third on 83 mins. Though Chris Dunston replied for Yapton 3 mins later, the game was beyond their reach.

With Thomas, Kennard and Hine hitting the visitors’ crossbar, the winning margin could so easily have been more.

Team: M.Pullen, L.Hayward, M.Court, D.Hall, O.Haggar, B.Thomas, D.Kennard, J.Walsh, M.Ayers, M.Hine, S.Loversidge. Subs: M.Neville, M.Price.