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Lichfield City FC forced to settle for a point after letting leads slip against Racing Club Warwick

Lichfield City FC were left to rue what might have been after twice letting a lead slip in their draw with Racing Club Warwick.

Dave Langston’s men started brightly, with Joshua Haston heading straight at the keeper and Oliver Hayward sending a strike just wide.

Jordan Hunt then rifled a half-volley over the top, before the visitors copied the trick sending one over the top of the City bar from close range.

The scare clearly kicked Lichfield into life as a mix-up between the Warwick keeper and defender allowed him to fire home.

But the lead lasted less than two minutes as Wade Malley netted for the visitors.

A topsy-turvy first half continued as Lichfield regained the lead on 25 minutes as Jordan Hunt fired home.

Both sides continued to carve out opportunities before the break as the game continued to ebb and flow.

Hayward fired wide as the second half continued in the same way as the first had, before Joe Haines was forced into a last-gasp tackle to thwart a Warwick attack.

But Haines went from hero to villain after another tackle saw him penalised as the visitors were awarded a spot kick which Martin Slevin duly converted.

Again Lichfield rallied and sub Ben Lund was denied by the keeper and Dan Thurstance sent an effort wide.

Aston was next to go close as City sought out an elusive winner, but it wasn’t to be as both sides shared the spoils.

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