VERWOOD Town beat high flying Laverstock and Ford for the second time in two weeks following a clinical performance by the home side on Saturday.

Laverstock travelled to Potterne Park in high spirits following their back to back wins which included putting nine past Follands in midweek and the visitors started the brightest, creating a number of chances the best, coming from Tyler Brockway whose effort was brilliantly saved.

That proved to be key as moments later Verwood, from a long throw in took the lead, the ball breaking loose to unmarked Russell Dyer who slotted home from 15 yards on 19 minutes.

Lavvy should have been level, Brockway again with a golden chance but put his unmarked header over the bar and again Verwood used it as impetus and straight away made it 2-0 on 23 minutes, former Blackfield & Langley striker James Guthrie volleyed in from 35 yards deceiving Baxter in the visitors goal.

Laverstock came out with clear intent in the second half and again saw much possession, a number of half chances were not seized and the missed opportunities ended up costing them.

Jamie Webber found himself in acres of space to fire home the killer third goal for the home side on 57 minutes and Guthrie grabbed his second breaking clear in injury time to add insult to injury to the visitors.

Co-managers Rob Lakeman and Liam McConnell were honest in their synopsis of the defeat and told JournalSport: “Our lack of conviction in front of goal cost us dearly today, that sharpness in front of goal that we have seen recently was no where to be seen today.

"We certainly had the chances to win the game and yes, while the score line looks flattering we have to give credit to Verwood, they were clinical.

"That was an off day, we didn’t impress without the ball, we need to work a lot harder to regain possession, when you don’t it makes things easier for the opposition and when they’re in that kind of form, you’re asking for trouble. We will regroup and gain the response we require.”