MANCHESTER ACCOUNTANTS LEAGUE PREMIER DIVISION
SOUTH MANCHESTER SPORTS CLUB 1st 5 PWC 3
South Manchester continued their 100 per cent start to the season but they were pushed all the way by bottom three side PWC.
Adam Lavin was to prove the difference - scoring four times to bring his season's tally to 13 from just six starts.
The game followed a familiar pattern seeing South take an early 2-0 lead. After only five minutes Lavin raced on to a long clearance from Mark Addis and finished coolly after rounding the keeper.
The lead was doubled on 20 minutes as Alex Koslover rattled in a shot into the top corner after a fine pull back from Toby Levy. Lavin and Ben Peppi then missed chances to make the game safe.
Incredibly South went to sleep defensively and PWC fought back to level the game at 2-2 just before half time.A
s with last week the management changed the shape of the team and this seemed to work as South dominated the early stages of the second half and it was no surprise when a sharp turn in the box saw Lavin score at the near post for 3-2 to South.
The opposition refused to lie down however and further defensive hesitancy saw PWC pull the game back to 3-3 with only 20 minutes remaining.
Harvey Kaye and Loz Newman came on as South chased the game and with 10 minutes remaining Lavin powered in a Toby Levy free kick with his head to restore the lead. South were able to relax finally after 85 minutes
When Lavin scored his fourth and Sout'hs fifth to end the scoring.
When the title is handed out at the end of the season South may be able to look back on this game as one of the key moments.
South take on VIDA at Hough End next weekend.