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Brocton defeat caps off a miserable Easter for Lichfield City FC

Lichfield City slumped to their second defeat in three days to all but end their hopes of a top six finish.

Their attempts to get a result against Brocton were not helped by a sending off for Lee Ashmore in the second half.

Action from Lichfield City v Brocton

Action from Lichfield City v Brocton

City struggled to find any kind of rhythm, a Liam Holt volley that bounced off the crossbar in the 15th minute was the closest the home side got to opening the scoring as Mark Webb also headed the rebound over.

A set piece was Lichfield’s downfall for the second game running, a free-kick given away cheaply was headed home by Lomas as the visitors went into the break a goal up.

The second half was a scrappy affair as City’s men huffed and puffed but couldn’t break down a resolute Brocton defence. The closest they came was a Holt effort that went straight at the keeper.

Any hopes of a Lichfield comeback were all but ended when a shocking high tackle by Ashmore on Brocton striker Gary Fife left the referee with no option but to brandish a red card.

But despite the numerical disadvantage, the hosts still carved out a glorious chance to level when substitute Jacob Snape fired wildly over from ten yards with just the keeper to beat.

Lichfield will look to forget a miserable Easter when they travel to Blackwood on Saturday (April 6).

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