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Boxing Day blow for Lichfield City as they lose at Dudley Town

Lichfield City were hit with a sucker punch on Boxing Day as they were beaten at Dudley Town.



An early strike by Jordan Davies had put the hosts in front before Liam Kirton levelled.

But a second half double by Harry Crook condemned City to defeat.


The opener came when a break from Dudley saw Davies slot the ball past James Beeson with just two minutes on the clock.


Dan Lomas sent a header just wide as City looked to find a leveller.


The equaliser came on 22 minutes when Luke Childs found Kirton who slotted home.


A penalty on 65 minutes gave Dudley the chance to restore their lead – and Crook made no mistake from the spot.


Things quickly went from bad to worse for City as Crook rounded Beeson to score from a tight angle three minutes later.


Lichfield pushed to get back into the game, both Taylor and Patterson unable to make the most of headed opportunities inside the hosts six yard box.


Lewis was the next to not take his chance as he failed to connect to Patterson's cross.


Jamie Elkes struck a post before Kyle Patterson saw his rebound saved as Lichfield saw any hopes of finding a way back into the game disappear.

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