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Two first half goals were enough to secure three points for Lichfield City FC at Coventry Copsewood. Dave Langston’s men killed off the game in the opening period – but might have left disappointed not to leave with more Midland Football League Division One goals under their belt. City had the better of the opening exchanges and broke the deadlock after Jordan Hunt lashed home a long range effort. The goal clearly bred confidence in the Lichfield ranks and Jack Elcock almost doubled the advantage after a mazy run found him one-on-one with the keeper who did well to deny him what would have been an outstanding solo effort. At the other end the visitors had to remain alert as a Coventry chance landed in the grateful arms of City keeper Jon Clough. But it was still Lichfield who looked the most likely to find the net, Jordan Evans sending a golden opportunity just over the top, before Luke Chapman drew a good Dave out of the home keeper. A second goal seemed inevitable – and it duly arrived when Evans was downed in the area. Richard Deavall stepped up to tuck home the resulting penalty. But the hosts still knew one goal would get them back into the game and they thought they had it soon after only for Lichfield’s Dan McLeod to clear off his own line. Chapman again tested the Coventry keeper before McLeod also saw a closer range effort saved as City started the second half as they had the first. Clough had to be alert with a smart save to deny Coventry at the other end and preserve a clean sheet as Lichfield collected another three points.

Ross

Founder of Lichfield Live and editor of the site.