Lichfield City FC come from behind twice to see off Wellington in the FA Vase

Lichfield City FC twice came from behind at Wellington to book their place in the next stage of the FA Vase.

Dave Langston’s men made it two cup successes in a week after their seven-goal midweek triumph against Warstones Wanderers.

But they paid the price for a sloppy start against Wellington, falling behind inside five minutes.

The setback sparked Lichfield to life as Ben Lund headed straight at the keeper and Jordan Evans also tested the home stopper.

Langston was forced to reshuffle his pack in the opening half though as Joe Clarke and Chris Bull were both forced off with injuries.

But the changes didn’t halt City’s quest for a leveller as Dean Withers went close early in the second period.

The leveller eventually came when Joshua Haston found the net to claw his side back into the contest.

But the joy was short-lived as Wellington restored their goal advantage – only for Lichfield to peg them back once more when Daniel Griffiths scored.

City finally got their noses in front when Withers netted within three minutes of seeing his side go level.

Haston was on target again as Lichfield opened up a two goal target as the half wore on.

But Wellington were still not out of it as they squandered a good chance to reduce the deficit.

Lund should have made it five as the clock ticked down, but the reprieve was short-lived for the hosts as Griffiths ensured Lichfield went through, netting 13 goals in two cup outings this week.

City are back in league action next weekend (October 1) when they entertain Littleton.

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