Lichfield City FC win seven-goal thriller at Littleton

Lichfield City FC sit fourth in the table after victory in a seven-goal thriller at Littleton.

Gary Birch’s men made it five wins in as many outings but were made to work hard for the points by the hosts, who themselves harboured hopes of climbing into the upper echelons of the Midland Football League Division One.

City got off to the perfect start with Dave Yonwin finding the net after just 13 minutes.

The lead could have been doubled shortly after when Clarke saw his one-on-one effort saved, with Lichfield hitting the bar from the resulting corner.

But the second goal did eventually come on 24 minutes after Tom Evans produced a far post finish.

Yonwin went close to his second as City dominated the first half-an-hour, before Clarke and Evans also threatened.

Littleton had struggled to muster a chance but found themselves back in the game before the break when a Peter Folkes mistake saw them net with their first chance of the game.

Yonwin and Evans saw chances go begging in the opening stages of the second half, before Littleton spurned an effort of their own.

Tony Clarke

Tony Clarke

Lichfield’s two-goal advantage was restored as Tony Clarke found the scoresheet once more with a well-taken penalty.

But with eight minutes on the clock Littleton got City’s nerves jangling as they made it 3-2.

And as the game moved into injury time, the hosts looked to have snatched an unlikely point with a last-gasp equaliser.

But the game still had time for one more twist as Clarke’s good work allowed Mike Taylor to tuck home deep into injury time.

Littleton almost produced another moment of drama with a chance in the dying seconds, but Lichfield held on for a vital three points.

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