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Lichfield City claim 2-0 victory overcoming managers shock resignation

Andy McRobbie resigned, following Dean Gilbert's dismissal

Lichfield City’s second string made a winning start under new manager Paul Holt after the shock resignation of Andy McRobbie in midweek.

McRobbie tendered his resignation following the recent dismissal of first-team manager, Dean Gilbert, who was replaced by former Cradley Town boss, Russell Dodds.

Coach Ray Kelly also left the club and Chairman, Darren Leaver, praised the effort made by the outgoing pair.

“Lichfield City would like to thank Andy McRobbie and Ray Kelly for everything they did whilst at the Club,” he said “We would also like to wish them both the very best for the future.”

With City’s first-team game at Chasetown in the Staffordshire Challenge Cup postponed, the focus turned to Holt’s second-string who duly-obliged with a 2-0 victory over Walsall Wood Reserves.

Ashley Bennett scored City’s opener on the half hour mark, coolly slotting past the woods keeper after Lloyd Dunnet’s defence splitting pass

City continued to dominate after the break and doubled their tally with twenty minutes to go, Liam Holt rising to head a Sean Williams cross past keeper Marsh.

Walsall Wood fought hard to get back in the game but found Westley and Parnaby in formidable form at the heart of City’s defence as Holt’s side went on to claim the three points.

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