Lichfield City FC earn FA Cup replay after Wolverhampton Casuals stalemate

Lichfield City FC will get the chance to try again against Wolverhampton Casuals in the FA Cup.

Dave Langston’s men forced the replay after a shutout at Brownsfield Park.

A crowd of 250 had turned up to see the first ever FA Cup tie to be played in the city of Lichfield.

The hosts look to rise to the occasion early on as Craig Marshall’s strike cannoned off the woodwork.

But Casuals showed they were keen on spoiling the party when a volley forced home keeper Amrick Virdee into a smart save.

Lichfield were next to threaten when Dan Baxter’s effort was clawed out.

City then went even closer to breaking the deadlock when Luke Chapman’s free-kick struck the bar.

Marshall had another opportunity after being found by a Dean Withers cross, but he could only turn the ball into the side-netting.

The second half again saw Lichfield create good chances with Marshall heading over and Baxter seeing his shot smothered, before Jordan Evans’ volley was turned away by the visiting keeper.

But it was Casuals who were handed a glorious opportunity to break the deadlock after Joe Clarke gave away a penalty. Lichfield were able to breathe a sigh of relief as the resulting spot kick was fired over the bar.

Both sides will now try again in a replay on Tuesday night (August 9).

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