AMESBURY Town won a nine goal thriller against visiting Laverstock and Ford in the Wessex League Division One.

This game will be remembered for some unusual goalkeeping by both goalkeepers and some superb finishing.

The Blues maintained their push for the top of the table but local side Lavvy made them fight all the way to the end of a thoroughly entertaining game for the spectators.

Amesbury opened their account when new signing Sam Roberts scored from fully 40 yards after lobbing a stranded goalkeeper.

Lavvy replied after a free-kick was headed home from close range within eight minutes.

The Blues then took the lead when Archie Johnson supplied a superb ball from left back to the right foot of Luke Greenway on the right wing, Greenway raced clear and finished with yet another lob over the stranded keeper.

Jack Vallis then rammed home a loose ball in the box to put the home side 3-1 up at half time and seemingly in control of the game.

The second half saw two dropped balls from the Blues goalkeeper straight to the feet of the advancing Lavvy strikers who levelled the game at 3-3 within the first 20 mins.

Lavvy then took a 4-3 lead after a passage of play was finished from close range.

With 10 minutes to go the Blues stormed back into the game when Greenway ran at the Lavvy defence and unleashed an unstoppable shot from just outside the penalty area to make the game 4-4.

In the final moments of the game, Tom Plant chased down the Lavvy keeper who seemed to dwell on the ball, Plant nicked the ball and was clean away on goal only to be pulled down by the goalkeeper.

Up stepped Dan Finnigan to fire home the penalty and secure a hard earned three points for the Blues.

Friday night, second placed Amesbury take on Downton and on Saturday Lavvy now tenth in the table travel to Romsey.