The only news website
dedicated to Lichfield & Burntwood

Classy performance sees Lichfield City pick up the points against Pilkington

Lichfield City turned in their best performance of the season to secure a a 3-1 win over Pilkington XXX.

The visitors started in lively fashion forcing City keeper Craig Johnson into a fine double save in the 15th minute.

Jacob Snape smashes an effort goalwards

Jacob Snape smashes an effort goalwards

The let-off kickstarted Lichfield’s afternoon and a fine move involving Liam Holt and Richard Deavall resulted in Jacob Snape sweeping the ball home from six yards out.

There was no danger of City resting on their laurels and they were unlucky not to double their advantage when the lively Snape hit the woodwork after good work by Leon Morgan.

As the first half wore on, the visiting keeper was the busiest man on the field as he made two smart saves to keep out Morgan and Snape again.

But Lichfield’s hard work was undone just before the break when a poorly worked corner resulted in a counter attack that ended when Deavall was adjudged to have handled in the area. Miller stepped up to secure an unlikely equaliser from the spot.

Craig Johnson claims a cross in the air

Craig Johnson claims a cross in the air

City went out for the second period determined to restore their lead and the half was one-way traffic as attacking pace proved too hot for Pilkington to handle. On the rare occasions the visiting attack did get forward they found the central defensive pairing of Todd Perry and Sam Geffen rock solid.

However, it wasn’t until the 72nd minute that Lichfield finally got their noses back in front. Holt controlled the ball before chipping the keeper from 15 yards out, only to see a Pilkington defender head off the line. Fortunately for City, Morgan was quickest to react and slid the ball into the net.

The home side continued to carve out chances and it was no surprise when a third came, Richard Deavall making up for his earlier misdemeanour with a fine run and curling finish to put the result beyond doubt on 83 minutes.

The margin of victory would have been greater had sub Ashley Bennett finished one of the two chances he head to stretch his side’s lead during the dying moments.

Click below to see more pictures from the game:

A volunteer wrote this. Say thanks with a coffee.

Advertisements
Founder of LichfieldLive and editor of the site.