HONOURS were shared for the second time this season between Laverstock and Verwood on Saturday, as they drew 1-1

Lavvy came into the game off the back of their two semi finals and perhaps their efforts on Tuesday against Salisbury were evident in a flat looking first half that created little chances for either teams.

Infact the only shot on target was the opening goal, a quick counter deceived the Laverstock defence and Guthrie coolly rounded Alexis Ageur to slot home to make 1-0 to Verwood at half-time.

Lavvy certainly came out of the blocks in the second half and the introduction of Lewis Wakeford certainly livened things up and he was immediately causing problems.

On 65 the equaliser came courtesy of some good work by Chae Sykes, holding the ball up well before being bundled to the floor.

Despite the referee immediately waving play on the linesman was quick to flag and after a brief discussion the penalty was awarded which Adam Bourner coolly converted.

Lavvy continued to press and only for a couple of good saves from the visiting goalkeeper denied them the winner.

Verwood still posed a threat but the home side stood firm.

With three minutes left on the clock, Russ Jones looked to have won the game, put through one on one but his shot was blocked again by the keeper.

After the game manager Liam McConnell gave his verdict and said: "It was flat first half from us, one I'm bitterly disappointed with.

"We had talked long and hard about rising to the occasion for games like this and not just waiting for the grand occasions like we had on Tuesday.

He added: "We didn't create anything of relevance in that first half we adjusted our formation midway through that half but it still didn't kick us into life.

However, I was pleased to see how the lads realised they had to create their own energy out their and we did that in abundance in the second half.

"More direct, more aggression and we looked typically threatening.

"A point was fair upon reflection but I put that down as dropped points. We need to perform for 90 minutes and not wait until we have our backs against the wall."

Laverstock are away this coming Saturday to Downton and then on Tuesday night travel to Totton and Eling.