LAVERSTOCK and Ford continued their early season good form with a comprehensive 4-1 win at The Dell on Saturday over local rivals Romsey Town.

Laverstock got off to the finest of starts, Lewis Wykes teed up Rob Gallagher who made no mistake tucking home his fourth goal in three games on 14 minutes.

Two minutes later Lavvy doubled their lead, Spencer Horton was fouled in the box and Adam Bourner converted the spot kick with ease.

The deficit seemed to rally Romsey and they cut the lead on 29 minutes, tricky winger Tom Donaldson smashed home his sides first effort on goal and the half ended with the score 2-1 to Lavvy.

The second half saw a much more dominant Laverstock go on the hunt for the crucial third goal, and within minutes of the restart, they got it.

Archie Lovegrove bravely challenged the onrushing Jordan Westbrook outside of the box and eventually the ball fell to Lewis Wykes who from a tight angle somehow found the bottom corner in style, much to the joy of the home supporters.

Things went from bad to worse for Romsey, Jake Swift was adjudged to have brought Lovegrove down through on goal and was immediately given his marching orders.

To rub salt into the wounds, in-form James Clifton came off the bench for the second week running to bag a goal, making the score 4-1.

Joint managers Liam McConnell and Rob Lakeman spoke after the game and told JournalSport: “All in all, it was pleasing to get three points against a well drilled Romsey Town.

“A little disappointed with how we relaxed at 2-0 up but their goal gave us a wake up call and the lads deservedly ran out comfortable winners in the end.”