Withdrawal sees Lichfield City FC slip down the table

Despite Saturday’s game being postponed, Lichfield City FC slipped to sixth place in the Midland Combination Second Division table following the withdrawal of Racing Club Warwick Reserves.

Dean Gilbert. Pic: Kevin Grice

Dean Gilbert. Pic: Kevin Grice

Racing Club’s 2009/10 records have been expunged, meaning the six points Dean Gilbert’s men had picked up against them this season have been wiped out.

It’s a blow for the City boss but he remains in a positive frame of mind after seeing his team beat league leaders Kenilworth Town KH and make it through to the semi finals of the Staffordshire FA Challenge Cup in their last two outings.

He said:

“We are looking to continue the good form that the lads have produced over the last two games. We are six points down at the moment as Racing Club Warwick have resigned from the league due to financial problems, so we have got to continue to produce the results to keep up with the top three.”

This weekend sees City travel to Enville Athletic and Gilbert is keen for his troops to keep up the high standards they have set themselves of late.

He explained:

“When Andy McRobbie and I came to the club we set ourselves high standards and those standards are still in place. I want to keep building and see how far we can go.

“We have built a side with very good players but we still need to improve in all areas to keep up with the top teams in the league.”

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