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Lichfield City FC come from behind to beat Uttoxeter Town

Lichfield City FC came from behind to earn three points against Uttoxeter Town.

Both sides traded blows early on, with the visitors going close before Jordan Evans almost opened the scoring at the other end in a lively start to the game.

Evans attempted to turn provider for Lichfield as his cross was met by Josh Haston, but the Uttoxeter keeper saved well.

The visitors thought they’d struck the first blow only to see the linesman’s flag deny them an opening goal.

Keeper Jon Clough was called into action twice in quick succession to keep the scores level, but it was his missed punch that then allowed Uttoxeter to open the scoring as Dominic Ward nodded home two minutes before the break.

City didn’t panic though and found the leveller when Daniel Griffiths continued his prolific start to the season with a left-footed strike that found the top corner of the net.

The game swung fully in Lichfield’s favour as Haston was felled in the box allowing Richard Deavall to slot home the resulting spot kick.

Things got even better for City when Griffiths’ effort was saved only for Haston to tuck home the rebound and make it 3-1.

But a penalty at the other end brought Uttoxeter back into it as sub Matthew Redshaw converted from 12 yards with five minutes left on the clock, but Lichfield held on to collect a well-earned three points.

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