Lichfield City FC’s FA Vase hopes have been halted by Dudley Town.

An even first half saw neither side make the breakthrough, with home keeper Adam Jenkins having to be alerted to keep out an early one-on-one.

Lichfield’s best chance of the half fell to James Taylor, but his header failed to beat the keeper.

Taylor again went close after the restart and forced a number of corners as they sought a breakthrough.

Neither side managed to break the deadlock in normal time, so the game went to extra time.

Dudley struck the first blow in the additional 30 minutes.

Dan Griffiths spurned a glorious chance to level – and it was to prove costly as the leaders then doubled their lead.

Max Black gave Lichfield hope as he reduced the deficit, but City failed to find an elusive leveller.

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