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Lichfield City FC continue their winning start by coming from behind to beat Studley

Lichfield City FC continued their winning start to the season with a victory on the road at Studley.

Jay Hawkins’ men made it two wins in as many Midland Football League Division One games after a hard-fought encounter.

Things got off to the worst possible start when former City man Odane Barnes found the net with the first shot of the game to hand Studley the lead.

Lichfield almost got themselves level when a goalmouth scramble saw the ball find Brad Rolston, but his effort was blocked.

Dan Griffiths sent a header wide as the visitors went in search of a leveller, before keeper Adam Jenkins had to be alert to deny Barnes a second.

Despite having sustained spells of pressure, City were unable to find a way back into the game before the break, but started the second period positively with Jordan Evans and Dan McLeod sending strikes wide of the target.

The chances kept coming but it took a moment of magic for Lichfield to find the leveller they deserved, Tom Brown curling an effort into the top corner of the net beyond the reach of the Studley keeper.

Griffiths and Luke Childs forced saves from the home stopper as City looked to get themselves in front.

The goal Hawkins’ men deserved came when a long ball was lofted over the keeper by Brown to put Lichfield 2-1 in front.

And the turnaround was completed when Kyle Patterson found James Taylor and he made no mistake to slot past the keeper.

City will look to take their early season league form into the FA Cup when they entertain Highgate United on Saturday (10th August), kick-off 3pm.

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