LAVERSTOCK & Ford manager Liam McConnell hailed a “disciplined team performance” from his troops as they sealed a priceless 1-0 victory at high-flying Andover Town in Wessex One.

Russell Jones’s first-half strike sealed all three points for Lavvy to put them sixth in the league table.

McConnell told Journal Sport: "That was perhaps the most disciplined team performance this group have delivered under my management.

“We knew it wouldn't be a game of many chances, we were up against an excellent well-drilled side who are high up the league for a reason.

“But this group will dig deep and run through brick walls if we ask them too. To a man they were excellent.

“Shutting everything down, not giving them a minute to try and play, so disciplined in their performance.

“It took one chance and the record goalscorer for the club was on hand to deliver. A big win but we tick that one off and move forward now".

It was the visitors who looked more threatening in the opening exchanges, with several half-chances falling to Jones and Chae Sykes.

There was a tense atmosphere at the Portway, in front of a crowd of 236, and it was the away fans who were making the noise on 26 minutes.

Jake Rawkins played Jones through and with cool composure, he slotted his effort home to give Laverstock the lead.

The second half saw very few chances, the best of which fell to the hosts.

A long range thunderbolt from David Jerrard was brilliantly pushed away by the ever-alert flying Frenchman Alexis Aguer, as Lavvy saw out the victory in dogged and determined fashion.