LAVERSTOCK and Ford slipped down to fifth in the Wessex League Division One after they lost to title rivals Hythe and Dibden 2-1.

Players, officials and supporters observed a minutes silence at the start of game in honour of clubman Mick Moores who sadly passed away earlier this week.

The first 45 minutes saw the visitors score twice as Filippos Terzidis and Sam Woodward.

After the break, Lavvy played a lot better but were only able to score once from Graham Mankin.

Laverstock will be hoping to bounce back and they have another home outing this Saturday, when Newport from the Isle of Wight are the visitors.

The island side are unbeaten in their last three games with their latest success being a 4-0 victory over Whitchurch United last Saturday.