LAVERSTOCK and Ford exited the FA Vase at the first hurdle courtesy of a solitary goal defeat to the hands of Corsham Town.

Lavvy went into the game off the back of a disappointing 1-0 defeat away to Alton midweek and were keen to make amends with a cup run.

On a dreadful playing surface the visitors had to quickly get accustomed to the host's long ball approach but the back line were in defiant mood and made life difficult for a free scoring Corsham Town side.

The first half was of little clear cut chances, Tom Roberts made a block in the Laverstock goal while Archie Lovegrove's header brushed past the upright at the other end.

The second half saw a more dominant Lavvy take the game to their hosts, pressurising and dominating possession.

Lewis Wykes had the best chance for the visitors, Jim Ward's cross found Wykes unmarked but he put his header over the bar.

Within minutes Chae Sykes was played in by Tommy Campbell Smith but his goal bound effort was superbly tipped wide.

Lavvy continued to press but could not find the goal they deserved and against the run of play a far post cross was met by unmarked substitute Mark Dolman.

Despite best efforts Lavvy were unable to gain the equaliser they would have deserved and in the end it was Corsham that went through to the next round.

Manager Liam McConnell said afterwards: "The lads are hurting it's been a tough week, we haven't scored in either game which is a surprise.

"On Tuesday at Alton we had all the play but perhaps lacked a little intensity to get us over the line, but today I saw how much more aggressive we were and we had great chances to win the game but lightening has struck twice.

"Two rare attacks have gone in and the boys are gutted but they realise they are on the right road but we need to turn these efforts into wins."

Tonight, Lavvy entertain Andover back in the league