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Lichfield Make History as Win Sees Them Into The Hat For The FA Vase 3rd Round For The First Time

Lichfield City have advanced to the third round of the FA Vase after a 4-1 win against Newark & Sherwood.

The club have now gone the furthest they have ever gone in the competition and the momentum is with them to go far in the competition. 

It was goals from Dan Smith, Dan Lomas and two from Kieran Francis that have seen Ivor Green’s men advance into the next round of the competition.

It was a dominant away performance from the inform team of the division and they can now look forward to another cup game next month.

Lichfield started the game the better of the two sides and had chances early on to score but the away side couldn’t hit the back of the net after pinball in the box.

The goal, that Lichfield deserved, finally arrived through Dan Smith.

After brilliant work from Dom Lewis on the right, Liam Kirton was sent clear down the right, after seeing his initial effort blocked he cut it back for Smith to finish.

The Midland Premier Division side continued to dominate in the first half but couldn’t get the second goal that their enterprising start deserved.

Chances came and went for the visitors but they couldn’t strike the killer blow.

However, 10 minutes into the second half, Lichfield did double their lead.

After superb pressing from Smith in the penalty box, the striker slid the ball across to Francis to tap home.

The game wasn’t done there, however, after Lichfield failed to clear a low ball in the box, Liam Moran was on hand to finish into the corner.

With just a goal in it, Lichfield looked to be on the back foot but brilliant footwork from Liam Kirton in the box won Lichfield the chance to open up a two goal advantage from 12 yards out.

Lomas duly converted from the spot much to the relief of the coaching staff and the substitutes on the bench.

Three soon became four as an impudent finish from Francis wrapped the game up. A brilliant ball in behind from Liam Kirton found the winger and his chip over the onrushing goalkeeper sealed Lichfield’s fate.

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