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Lichfield City FC end run of defeats with victory over Chelmsley Town

Lichfield City FC survived a second half scare to secure victory against Chelmsley Town.

The result halted a run of three defeats for Dave Langston’s men.

Chelmsely started the brighter of the two sides, seeing an effort deflected away and a header go just past the post in the opening stages, while City keeper Amrick Virdee also had to be alert to keep the visitors at bay.

Lichfield gradually began to get a foothold in the game and saw a penalty shout waved away, before a Liam Holt free kick was well kept out.

The deadlock was eventually broken when Dan Griffiths curled home a left-footed effort to give City the lead in hard-fought first half.

Lichfield thought they’d doubled their advantage after the break when Holt’s cross looked to have found the head of Jack Jones but the ball was somehow smuggled away from close range before the finish could be applied.

But the second goal was just around the corner when a weak corner somehow found its way to Holt who touched home from a yard out.

Jordan Evans almost put the game out of sight but could only send his effort over the top.

City were left to rue not making the most of their chances to kill of the game as Chelmsley bounced back after Virdee failed to keep out a curling corner.

The visitors were pushing for a leveller, but Virdee stood strong to twice deny them and hand Lichfield a vital three points.

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