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Lichfield City FC 4 Cadbury Reserves 1

Sam Geffen. Pic: Kevin Grice

Sam Geffen. Pic: Kevin Grice

Lichfield City returned to  league action after a four week absence and recorded an emphatic 4-1 victory over Cadbury’s second string.

City flew out of the blocks to go 3-0 up in a pulsating first 2- minutes to leave the visitors shell-shocked.

Sam Geffen claimed the opener after five minutes rising to meet a Dan Mason corner to plant a firm header past keeper Dixon.

Five minutes later Mason swooped on some hesitant defending to stab the ball home from 12 yards to double the hosts’ lead.

City’s fluent passing game was causing the visitors all kind of problems and it wasn’t long before the hosts made it three, the impressive Sean Williams dancing through a static Cadbury defence to neatly finish.

Lichfield continued to dominate but as the pitch began to cut up it made City’s passing game more difficult, the hosts taking their three-goal advantage into the break.

The second half became a case of damage limitation for the visitors as the home side continued to pile forward, Cadbury keeper Dixon pulling off a string of fine saves to deny first Williams then substitutes James
Lawson and Dan Thurstance.

Williams didn’t have to wait long though before netting his second and Lichfield’s fourth, neatly swapping passes with Lewis Bourne before sliding the ball past Dixon.

The visitors did manage a consolation goal with the last kick of the game when stunning 40 yard strike from Liam Fox flew over the head of stranded keeper Edwards.

City go into next week’s crunch game at league leaders Bromsgrove full of confidence that the new regime headed by Russell Dodds has brought to the club.

Lichfield are running a supporters coach to Bromsgrove next week. For more information call Richard on 01543 417575.

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