LAVERSTOCK and Ford collected all three points with an emphatic second half blitz against New Milton last Saturday, as they won 4-2.

Lavvy endured a first 45 minutes to forget as a clever cross was met by an unmarked Scott Smith who gave the visitors the lead on 22 minutes.

The home side tried in vain but could not break down their visitors backline.

If the first 45 minutes was poor, the second 45 was the polar opposite for the home side.

Right from the off they went on the attack to set their intentions, the introduction of young James McSorley who’s been impressing in the high flying reserve side all season showed their intentions.

The equaliser came on 55 minutes, a free-kick by Lovegrove flew past the goalkeeper and into the top corner from 20 yards.

Four minutes later, the Dell erupted as Jim Ward met a bouncing ball 25 yards and on the volley bent his effort spectacularly in off the post causing wild celebrations.

Laverstock asserted their dominance with their third on 64 minutes, Tommy Campbell-Smith’s cross/shot eluded the goalkeeper and nestled in the stanchion.

Four minutes later as Lovegrove’s cross was met by no other than the ageless Graham Mankin and at the second time of asking he bundled the ball over the line.

Right at the death New Milton had a rare attack and a wicked deflection off Pete Fletcher made it 4-2.

After the match Laverstock manager Liam McConnell said: "It was certainly a game of two halves today.

"We were dreadful in the first half, simple as that. No other explanation, it had nothing to do with the opposition just simply by our standards we didn’t deliver.

"Sometimes it takes a ‘gentle’ reminder to readdress the balance and for players to remember, not to just expect things to happen for them. That second half response was exactly what I wanted to see, a prompt change to attitude and desire to win.

"We dominated the entire second half and it was great to see some unfamiliar faces get on the score sheet. I’m sure Graham won’t stop reminding me of his goal but to see Jim Ward get his first was brilliant and you could see how much it meant to all the lads, he’s a popular lad in the squad who just gets on with his job so he deserves all the praise he gets today.”

This evening Lavvy entertain Andover Town and then on Saturday are away at Bemerton.