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Lichfield City FC pay the price for poor first half showing at Chelmsley Town

A poor first half performance at Chelmsley Town left Lichfield City FC licking their wounds.

The 3-0 defeat saw Dave Langston’s men slip to 11th in the Midland Football League Division One.

Things could have been different had Lichfield’s Ben Lund managed to find the target with a good chance early in the game.

But they were made to pay for not going in front as Liam Norris’ long range drive rifled past City keeper Jon Clough and into the top corner.

Clough was being kept busy by Chelmsley as he was forced to keep out a free kick.

Lewis Bourne saw a header turned away as Lichfield went in search of a leveller.

But it was Chelmsley who would net the crucial second goal of the game as Rob Ellis took aim from distance to send a dipping shot past Clough before the break.

City looked better after the interval with Daniel Griffiths denied by a good save before sending an effort over the bar.

Again, it was Chelmsley who were the more clinical in front of goal, sub Jamie Barrett netting a third.

The home side almost made it four with an effort that struck the post, while Lichfield were denied a consolation when a fine save denied Jordan Hunt.

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