Lichfield City FC Reserves 3 Overseal FC Reserves 3

Lichfield City FC’s second string had to settle for a share of the spoils following their 3-3 draw with Overseal at Brownsfield Park.

Dean Boonham

Dean Boonham

A poor first-half saw them go into the break 2-0 down. However, with manager Paul Holt’s half-time team talk still ringing in their ears, City reduced the deficit on 50 minutes when leading scorer Chris Ashley rose at the far post to head home a Dean Boonham centre.

The home side were soon on level terms as Mark Minogue finished another quality cross from the outstanding Boonham.

It was one way traffic as Paul Holt’s side pressed for a third and came close on several occasions before Ashley was upended in the box and coolly slotted home the resultant penalty – his ninth goal of the season.

City continued to control proceedings and could have extended their lead before Overseal claimed a last-gasp equaliser.

Trevor Tolley burst into the box and was clumsily bought down by defender Ashley Thompson. Tolley dusted himself down to convert from the spot to make it 3-3.

Holt said:

“It felt like a loss after coming back from 2-0 down only to be denied the points at the death. It was so unlike us to concede how we did but I suppose I must take heart from how we responded in the second half to get back in the game.”

City’s second string travel to Wolverhampton next Saturday (November 21) to play Penderford in the second round of the Staffs Presidents Cup (kick-off 2pm).

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