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Lichfield City FC continue their run at the top of the table with win over Rocester

Lichfield City FC kept themselves a point clear at the top of the table with a comfortable 3-0 win over Rocester.

Jamie Hawkins’ men remain ahead of Atherstone Town – who have a game in hand – at the head of the Midland Football League Division One.

City started brightly and found themselves in front with just four minutes gone when neat work by Jordan Evans created a chance which Dan Griffiths duly finished off at the back post.

Lichfield looked in the mood for goals and saw Joe Hartshorne and Scott Cooper both having sighters of the visitors’ goal.

Rocester kept the scores level until the break, but City continued to press after the restart with Griffiths and Harry Harris both going close before Cooper rattled the upright.

The second goal looked to be on the way and it arrived when Harry Harris curled home a free-kick to double his side’s advantage.

Rocester thought they’d got a chance to halve the deficit when Adam Robinson’s tackle was initially given as a penalty – but a discussion between the referee and the linesman saw a corner given instead.

Lichfield’s relief soon turned to more joy as sub James Taylor turned smartly before powering past the Rocester keeper.

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