Lichfield City FC suffered disappointment as two goals weren’t enough for them to get anything from their clash with Coventry Copsewood.
Dave Langston’s men suffered an early blow after conceding an early penalty. Keeper James Lawson saved well from the spot kick, but a linesman ruled the stopper had moved off his line. The kick was retaken and there was no mistake at the second time of asking.
Josh Haston was first to have a glimmer of a leveller for Lichfield, but he couldn’t quite get enough power on his header to trouble the Coventry keeper.
The City striker’s duel with the Copsewood stopper continued with a powerful strike that was well held during an even spell after the opening goal.
Luke Chapman’s long-range effort went wide just before the break as Lichfield went in at half-time a goal down.
City suffered another blow at the start of the second period when a route one ball caught the Lichfield backline napping.
The game looked dead and buried when a header from a corner gave Coventry a three goal advantage.
However, Lichfield suddenly found a spark of hope when Oliver Hayward’s strike from 25 yards found its way into the net.
But a fourth goal for Copsewood soon restored the three goal advantage.
A goal from Jack Jones gave the scoreline some respectability but it proved to be too little too late as Lichfield went down 4-2.