LAVERSTOCK and Ford were brought back down to earth following last weekend's superb result, with a disappointing performance handing all three points to their hosts Whitchurch.

With injuries and illness in the camp changes were forced. Lewis Barr made his first start of the season following his recovery from a serious knee injury and Lewis Wakeford who scored on his debut last week dropped to the bench due to flu throughout the week.

The visitors started brightly, playing into a strong wind, their slick style of football led to a number of opportunities but a lack of discipline along the front line led to frustration as a number of offside thwarted their attacks.

Infact, the first goal game courtesy of the blowing gale, a through ball was met by the goalkeeper who's mammoth punt up field caused confusion between Barr and Rob Crossley, which allowed the home striker Ryan Long to nip in to lob home after 25 minutes

Laverstock continued to control possession attempting to find routes to goal but each one was prevented and when a needless free-kick was awarded 25 yards out for the home side scored their second goal.

The wall did its job blocking the goal bound effort but Whitchurch was alert to the second ball and Liam Stone turned his effort in from 20 yards on 42 minutes.

With conditions worsening as each minute passed in the second half, Laverstock's task of getting back into the game was becoming more frustrating.

Even the introduction of Chae Sykes and Wakefield failed to liven things up and in the end the second half remained a stalemate and Whitchurch won 2-0.

Laverstock manager Liam McConnell said: "We are showing far too many inconsistencies of late. Last week we were fantastic and I saw that graft and spirit but they all knew this was a different test and in this league you cannot take anything for granted.

"I keep talking about lessons being learnt but today was simply down to a flat performance from us.

"We looked leggy and out of ideas at times. We should have been more disciplined in our attacking play, the amount of offsides is a frustration but they know, when they get it right, they are dangerous.

"The one plus point was it was great to see (Lester) Lewis Barr back in the side today, he's been out for so long but is working so hard and in time he will be even better than the player he was before the injury. We focus on a big week ahead and work hard on the training ground."

Laverstock are away at AFC Stoneham this Saturday and then on Tuesday travel to Bemerton for the semi-final of the Salisbury Hospital Cup.