Dominant second half performance sees Lichfield City FC ease into final of the Staffordshire Vase

Lichfield City FC came from behind against Abbey Hulton to ease into the final of the Staffordshire Vase.

The visitors gave Gary Birch’s men an early scare by taking the lead inside the first ten minutes.

But Lichfield began to find their feet and carve out a number of good chances.

It took until the half-hour mark to level though when Dave Yonwin converted a penalty.

Tony Clarke was denied by the impressive Abbey Hulton keeper as both sides went in to the break level.

But Clarke made amends in the second period as he netted from a tight angle to put Lichfield in front.

Wideman Michael Taylor made it 3-1 before Yonwin scored again as City began to dominate proceedings.

And the Lichfield striker could have had his hat-trick after an effort from 40 yards out struck the crossbar.

City will now meet Heath Hayes in the final after they saw off Audley Rangers in the other semi-final.

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