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Lichfield City FC forced to come from behind twice to earn a point at Chelmsley Town

Lichfield City FC twice came from to earn a point at Chelmsley Town.

The result means Dave Langston’s men missed out on the chance to close the gap on fourth-placed Atherstone Town who sit one place above them in the Midland Football League Division One and suffered a shock 2-0 defeat at Pershore Town.

Lichfield were slow to get going against Chelmsley and found themselves behind with 20 minutes on the clock.

The goal seemed to spark Lichfield into life and Ben Lund went close when his shot cannoned back off the upright.

The hosts had a goal chalked off for offside as City counted themselves lucky to go into the break just one goal behind.

Two changes at half time failed to create an immediate difference as Chelmsley had the better of the opening exchanges after the break.

But City eventually did get going and pulled level when Richard Deavall’s cross was turned into his own net by a home defender.

And things got even better for Lichfield as Lund netted to put his side in front.

The lead didn’t last though as Joe Haines’ challenge gave away a penalty which was hammered home for an equaliser.

Lund thought he’d bagged a second but was denied by the keeper from close range – and it looked to prove a costly one as Chelmsley netted to give themselves a 3-2 advantage.

But there was still one more twist as Lund was downed in the box for a Lichfield penalty and Deavall stepped up to pull his side level.

City almost grabbed an unlikely three points late on when Daniel Griffiths sent the ball just wide of the upright.

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