LAVERSTOCK and Ford were unable to stop Andover New Street from winning 11 on the spin despite running the Hampshire side very close on Saturday, before losing 4-2

After a tentative start, Lavvy created the clearest chance, Russ Jones was brilliantly denied by former Lavvy goalkeeper George Baxter in the home goal.

A home side felt they should have had a penalty, when Tommy Campbell-Smith went down under a collision in the box but nothing was given.

However, the first goal did come from the penalty spot.

Jim Ward's untimely challenge resulted in a clear foul, Jazz Beavis stepped up to score 1-0.

Lavvy continued to press their hosts back and were making things uncomfortable for the home side, and when Jones squared to Jake Rawkins on 40 minutes, the lively forward made no mistake to grab his first of the season to take the teams in level at the break.

After the interval, New Street took the lead on 58 minutes, as a corner was not dealt with and an unmarked Alex Dockree lashed home for 2-1. With both sides going at it, challenges were flying in and tempers were flaring.

The game began to get stretched and out of nowhere a long punt up-field caused problems and New Street's Rafael Ramos ran through to slot past a hesitant Tom Roberts on 75 minutes.

Lavvy were refusing to lie down and when Brockway joined Mankin higher up the pitch problems were caused and Russ Jones reacted to squeeze home a deflected effort with eight minutes remaining.

The hosts were falling further and further back with Laverstock throwing everything at them, but Jason Silver's hopeful long range effort that looked to cause no problems suddenly caught Roberts cold and somehow crept in to all to seal a home win.

After the match. Laverstock manager Liam McConnell said: "That was hard to take in the end, we came here confident in getting at least a point. The lads were assured, disciplined and dangerous in that first half. I could see the belief in the changing rooms at half time they fancied the win.

He added: "We gifted them two sloppy goals, a corner not dealt with and a long ball we haven't handled. Yet we continued to create and Russ nearly got us the equaliser.

"The fourth goal is just a simple misjudgement by a player who has been fantastic all season, it happens but you can't come to places like this and gift them four goals it undermines all the effort the boys put in today."

On Tuesday night, Lavvy are at home to Andover Town in the Salisbury Hospital Cup.

Then on Saturday in the league, Lavvy are at home to New Milton.

Next up Tuesday QF Hospital Cup vs Andover Town.