LAVERSTOCK and Ford put pay to back to back defeats with a comprehensive display against an improved Folland Sports outfit, as they beat them 3-1.

With a number of regulars unavailable and pressure on some, Liam McConnell and Graham Mankin shuffled the pack and through caution to the wind giving Tommy Campbell Smith his debut and recalling Kieran '12 years' Mulcahy in defence.

Within five minutes, the dream scenario was realised. When Russ Jones saw his effort saved, there was Campbell Smith to react quickest to turn in the opener much to the delight of his team mates and managers.

Laverstock continued to dominate the game and saw several chances go begging but eventually the second goal came.

Campbell-Smith was again at the heart of the attack, laying in a neat through ball to Archie Lovegrove who powered his effort past the Folland custodian on 34 minutes.

The second half saw a more resurgent Folland side, but Laverstock got into their stride, Jones missed from close range but moments later another clever through ball from the youngster Campbell-Smith gave Jones the chance to kill the game off.

With the points in the bag, Lavvy turned their attention to Tuesday's clash at Alton and made some changes, Folland's did grab a late consolation turning in a rare corner.

McConnell said following the game: "We were feeling a little pressure on us today. we've had a tough start but we've trained twice this week and the boys have reacted brilliantly to last week's disappointment.

"We wanted to change things today and it was a perfect opportunity to show that Graham and I are more than willing to play the young lads if they are good enough.

He added: "Tommy's performance today doesn't surprise us, he's been doing that in training and for the reserves so he deserved his chance today and he certainly took it. But it's just one game, the lads will enjoy that today but we have another huge league game at Alton on Tuesday night so we need to be ready for another test."