Lichfield City FC returned to winning ways with a victory over Coventry Copsewood.

Brad Rolston gave an early signal of the home side’s intent to put a recent dip in form behind them as he headed just wide.

Adam Jenkins saw an effort skip over his crossbar at the other end in a cagey opening phase of the game.

City began to find their rhythm though with Dan Sheppard sending a strike off target from distance before Dan Thurstance just failed to reach a Jack Arrowsmith cross.

The breakthrough eventually came when clever play from Josh Mansell and Max Black created an opportunity for Kienan Palmer to drill low into the net.

But Coventry got themselves back on level terms with a simple tap in inside the six yard box.

Jenkins saved smartly to prevent the visitors from turning the game around completely before the break.

The City stopper kept an early second half effort out with his feet as Coventry started brightly.

But Lichfield were then guilty of spurning a glorious chance as Arrowsmith found himself unmarked six yards out but could only send his header wide.

It wouldn’t turn out to be a costly miss though as Black put City back in front after steering home Mansell’s cross.

Lichfield’s hearts were in the mouths though when Jenkins attempted to let a loose ball run out, only for the visitors to keep it in play, but they failed to make the most of the opportunity and the hosts hung on for three points.

The result leaves City second in the Midland Football League Division One behind front-runners Leicester Road.

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