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Lichfield City FC return to winning ways with six-goal victory at Nuneaton Griff

Lichfield City FC returned to winning form in fine style by hitting six past Nuneaton Griff without reply.

Jay Hawkins’ men had lost three in a row in all competitions before making the away trip.

But they started brightly in this encounter with Josh Mansell firing just over from distance.

The deadlock was broken when Kyle Patterson rifled home a left-footed strike from the edge of the box.

It was almost 2-0 when Dan Sheppard found the net but an offside flag denied him.

Keiran Nelson was next to go close with a header that was saved, before Nuneaton had their first real chance with a shot that deflected wide.

A second goal looked inevitable for City and so it proved as Mansell’s centre was headed back across the goal by debutant Jamal Fuller for James Taylor to slot home.

The second half continued the same pattern as the first had ended, with Lichfield on the front foot – and they made it 3-0 when Mansell’s cross was tucked away by Sheppard.

Taylor almost had a stroke of luck when a clearance hit him, forcing the Nuneaton keeper to make a fine save.

But the goals kept coming with Mansell’s corner headed into the net by Nelson, before sub Brad Rolston created the chance for Patterson to net Lichfield’s fifth of the afternoon.

The scoring wasn’t finished though as Taylor bagged his second of the afternoon for his side’s sixth of the afternoon.

The winning margin could have been even bigger, but Max Black’s goal was chalked off for offside.

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