LAVERSTOCK and Ford maintained their good start to the campaign with a comprehensive home win over Ringwood courtesy of a blistering start which saw them go 3-0 up inside the opening 13 minutes!

In fact they should have been ahead as early as the first minute Russ Jones missing a close range effort as it flashed past the upright.

However, it was that man who created the opener. A Tom Mundy through ball sent Jones in on goal only to be hauled down inside the box by the struggling centre half.

Adam Bourner stepped up to make no mistake from the spot to give his side the lead on three minutes.

Laverstock continued to dominate possession and saw a number of chances go begging but on 10, a Mundy corner was headed home by Archie Lovegrove to make it 2-0.

Three minutes later the right foot of Lovegrove the equivalent to the throwing arm of Phil 'the power' Taylor, finding the lipstick bed with a tungsten arrow.

He sent Jones in on goal who coolly rounded the goalkeeper to all but kill off the hopes of a shell-shocked Ringwood Town.

The second half was a more even contest, Ringwood creating some chances of their own and it was the visitors who scored the next goal on 61 minutes.

An effort could only be half blocked by Tom Roberts in the home goal and despite the best efforts Ward, he was unable to clear the danger.

The goal seems to spark Lavvy into gear and Lovegrove's fizzer across the goal was met by Jones who smashed home his second on 64 minutes.

Both sides carved out more opportunities, Jones perhaps with the best chance, dancing his way around four defenders but his shot was blocked.

A consolation goal came for Ringwood in the 91st minute, substitute Jack Ormiston took advantage of some lacklustre defending to lash home his side's second.

Manager Liam McConnell said afterwards: "Ringwood are a tough outfit with their impressive result last week, a new manager, an unfamiliar side and a striker (Lee Vint) who scores goals for fun I am delighted with this result.

"We had seven of last week's squad unavailable and in total 12 unavailable so despite having to shuffle the pack I couldn't be prouder of the commitment and effort the boys showed.

"That first 15 minutes was what you dream of as a manager. It could even have been more. It won't always happen like that but great to see them deliver.

"Credit to my back four today, they were all magnificent, Kieran Mulcahy got a shock on Friday when I told him he was starting. He hasn't played a competitive game for us since November, but he's been here for 12 seasons and never fails to deliver for the team when he's called upon.

He added: "It's a great start, one we wanted but things will continue to get tougher and the competition for places will continue to get even tougher. Players just have to appreciate if they're not playing, they will get their opportunity and it's up to them to take it."

Tomorrow night, Lavvy look to make it three out of three against Amesbury.