Barnham Reserves 1 Lavant 4

Lavant started with all pistons firing in this game and dominated it with flowing football for the first quarter hour.

Ryan Seacombe gave them a dream start 4 minutes in, hammering home a rebound from Lou Weller’s corner.

Only a fine save from ‘keeper, Gary Wimbledon, prevented Seacombe doubling the lead one minute later.

Mike Bartley headed close from Weller’s deep cross before the homeside made any reply when Jamie Timlick fired over under pressure from Chris Coe.

Lavant tried to force a second goal when control of the ball would have served them better. Consequently, the hard battling Barnham deserved their inevitable equaliser when Harry Abraham scored in 29th minute.

The turning point came during this Barnham spell when Neil Sanson pulled off two quality saves. The first in 37th minute from Brad Nixon’s penalty kick and two minutes later when Abraham broke through.

The visitors then reasserted themselves and went in at half-time with a 3-1 lead thanks to a 42nd minute goal by Seacombe and a Jon Wright free kick.

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Scorer of Lavant’s third goal Jon Wright

The second half witnessed an all out assault by the homeside with Sanson again impressive in goal.  The league leaders struck again through substitute, Mike Neville, as he finished a delightful move in 76th minute to put the game beyond dispute and collect 3 points.

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

Lavant Reserves 1 Wittering Utd 5

Lavant: H.Wade, C.Seacombe, M.Ayers, S.Wiggins, M.Grace, R.Gabb, S.Massey, D.Mortimer, S.Walder, M.Fegus, R.Pinder. Subs: N.Richards, M.Milburn.

Saturdays League Results

Division ONE
Holbrook 1 East Dean 1
Faygate Utd 2 Barns Green 1
Cowfold Reserves 1 Southwater 3
Barnham Reserves 1 Lavant 4
Newtown Villa Reserves 1 Petworth 0

Division TWO SOUTH
Predators 3 Fittleworth 1
Lavant Reserves 1 Wittering Utd 5
Fernhurst 1 Stedham 0
Selsey FC ‘A’ 5 Lodsworth 2