LAVERSTOCK and Ford ended their season with a deserved, late win against US Portsmouth courtesy of an injury time Russ Jones strike.

Both sides showed early intent of playing attacking football and the first goal came as early as the sixth minute, hesitancy from Joe Rawkins was pounced upon and Josh Smith was free to smash home the opener for the visitors.

Lavvy rallied thereafter and were close on several occasions but found the equaliser on 22 minute.

Jim Ward picked up a pass and sent Chae Sykes in on goal, but Joe Hunt in the visiting goal took him out.

Adam Bourner coolly stepped up to slot home.

In a half that was swinging from end to end both sides saw chances come and go and just as half-time loomed the visitors took the lead again, a Laverstock corner was countered and Dec Sieden cracked home a thunderous volley from 30 yards.

Lavvy have they have done many times this season came out full of intent.

Perhaps the thought that they had thrown away 29 points this season from being in front gave them extra impetus not to add to that tally because they dominated the half.

The equaliser came again courtesy of Bourner from the spot who sent Hunt the wrong way, after the goalkeeper had hauled down Jones and some how evaded a red card when conceding his second penalty.

With time running out and Hunt keeping his side in it Lavvy threw bodies forward in their typical cavalier approach and it paid dividends on 93 minutes.

A long ball from Bourner was misjudged by the goalkeeper and Russ Jones was there to smash home the winner and the end the season on a high for his team.

The victory means Laverstock finished ninth in the table.

Manager Liam McConnell said: "The game summed out a lot of our season. We have started strongly but gifted goals and then had to dig in and show that spirit that is becoming a trademark of this team.

"They never stop working and although this season has been a learning curve for a lot, they deserved that today, we did not give up!

"Looking at the season overall, we have built a fantastic foundation and we are looking forward at developing this side over the summer, adding to it and being tougher to beat next term.

"The lads have been fantastic, they can be proud of their efforts but we all know there is more to come next season."