LAVERSTOCK and Ford moved to the top of the Wessex League Division One after their fourth straight win as they won at New Milton 5-0.

Fawcetts Field passed a late pitch inspection and in a one sided affair it was Lavvy who took control of the game as early as the third minute. Russ Jones acrobatically finishing from close range to give his side the early lead.

Lavvy who had kept back to back clean sheets in their previous two games were in no mood to let that run stop and thwarted any New Milton attack that came in response.

On 20 minutes, Danny Finnigan scored his first goal since November, tucking home neatly from good work from Jones and moments later Finnigan grabbed his second finishing off Tyler Brockway's headed effort.

Baxter in the visitors goal then produced his first real save of the half and seconds later the in form Chae Sykes was unlucky not to finish off a counter attack, his long range effort hitting the crossbar.

However the goal of the game came in the 40th minute, Finnigan turned provider, his pin point cross found Tom Mundy who at the back post rose into the air like the proverbial salmon swimming upstream in a Canadian rocky river, before planting his header into the spiders nest tucked away in the stanchion to make it 4-0.

In the 2nd half, Lavvy knew they had to contain their opponents who were throwing caution to the wind.

Despite their best efforts of clipping the upright twice New Milton were unable to break through Graham Mankin's well marshalled rear guard. The impressive Archie Lovegrove got in on the act, tapping home Russ Jones' cross to complete the 5-0 win.

After the game joint manager Liam McConnell and Rob Lakeman praised their side and said "While a number of games are getting called off very early around us, we just keep playing in all conditions. The lads were brilliant right from the first whistle today.

"That resurgence in our attacking play was clear to see and we're making it very difficult to break us down at the moment.

"Last week's big win gave us all a huge boost. We are very pleasing for Finners (Danny Finnigan) who got a couple today. His workrate has been fantastic since coming over, but goals are important to forwards so he'd have enjoyed them.

They added: "Even with some key players missing today everyone stepped up. The run continues, we have a week off now, perhaps when we least want it but after the performances the lads have put in, they'll deserve a week off."

Laverstock's next game is away at Alton on Saturday February 24.