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Lichfield City FC had an Easter to forget as they suffered their second defeat of the Bank Holiday weekend. Dave Langston’s men were looking to bounce back from defeat against Coventry Copsewood but found Heather St Johns too tough a nut to crack. The hosts signalled their intentions early on when stand-in keeper Chris Bull turned an early strike round the post. Heather then had a strong penalty shout turned down before City carved out their first chance of the afternoon, Jonathan Ashfall forcing the home stopper into a smart save. There was a penalty appeal for Lichfield waved away as both sides slugged it out in an even start to the game. Oliver Hayward saw his effort blocked as City went in search of the opener, while Bull had to be alert at the other end to turn another effort wide of the upright. But the hosts began to pile on the pressure as the half wore on and were rewarded with a goal from Deqwon Ebanks. Heather had the ball in the net for a second time after the restart, but an offside flag prevented them from extending their lead. Hayward saw his long range effort turned over the bar as Lichfield sought to find a route back into the game – but it was almost a piece of fortune that did do just that as a defender’s header was headed onto the top of his own bar. However, it wasn’t to be as City find themselves seventh in the Midland Football League Division One with two games left to play.


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