LAVERSTOCK and Ford’s recent good run of four wins on the trot came to a grinding halt at the hands of fellow in form side Alton Town as they lost 3-1 last Saturday. It was the home side who took the lead with the first clear chance of the game, a misplaced clearance fell to Steve King who sent back an unstoppable drive for the opener on 29 minutes.

Lavvy used the goal to kick them into gear and Chae Sykes headed home his sides leveller on 38 minutes.

The visitors should have taken the lead, Jake Rawkins found himself one on one and from a tight angle couldn't beat the goalkeeper. Sykes too was denied a second in another one on one effort.

The second half saw the visitors continue the pressure, Archie Lovegrove looked to have been tripped in the box but despite protests, play was waved on, Laverstock's pressure continued and within the space of two second half minutes they hit the woodwork three times.

First, Sykes's flick on came back off the bar, then Lovegrove's header hit the upright before the following corner a Campbell-Smith's header also came back off the bar.

The misses were to prove costly as the lively Perkins was upended by Adam Bourner in the box, Phil Moore put his side in front from the spot on 70 minutes.

Despite more pressure Lavvy could not find a break through and a late Perkins goal killed off any hope of a comeback on 88 minutes.

After the match manager Liam McConnell said: "We've been undone by our own downfall today.

“A mistake for their first and conceding a penalty whilst missing a host of chances have killed us today.

“We deserved something from that but if you can't put chances away when they come like that you give yourself a uphill task.

He added: “We have been on a good run of late and I saw plenty today to tell me on another day we should have won that game but credit to Alton, they took their chances.

“We know have to put a run together again and that's very much the intention starting next week at Totton and Eling.”

Then on Tuesday night Lavvy are in Wiltshire Senior Cup action at home to Wroughton.