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Lichfield City FC had a night to forget as two old boys returned to haunt them.
Jay Hawkins’ men were looking to go joint top of the Midland Football League Division One when they travelled to Ashby Ivanhoe.
But former City man Ben Minshull opened the scoring with a smart finish on from the edge of the box for the hosts.
Lichfield rode out an early storm and found themselves level with a Dan Thurstance strike finding the top corner from distance.
Jordan Evans tested the Ashby keeper with a free-kick before Josh Mansell sent an effort into the side-netting as City went in search of a second goal.
The visitors were forced into a reshuffle before the break when Tom Brown went off injured.
An other sluggish start saw City concede an early second half penalty which Minshull slotted past Adam Jenkins.
There was more injury woe for Lichfield as Mansell hobbled off with an ankle injury.
The night went from bad to worse as a handball shout in the box saw Ashby awarded a second penalty which Minshull again converted to complete a hat-trick against his former side.
Both sides hit the bar as the second period wore on before another ex-City man completed a 4-1 win for Ashby as Dave Yonwin found the net.
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