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Lichfield City ease past Romulus in the FA Vase

Lichfield City booked their place in the next round of the FA Vase with a comfortable win over Romulus.


First half goals from Dan Smith, Dan Lomas and Liam Kirton put the hosts in the driving seat.


Kirton added his second with five minutes left, meaning a late goal from Lugo Paz proved to be nothing more than a consolation for the visitors.


City set their stall out early on with Dominic Lewis rattling the crossbar with their first real chance, before Jack Edwards forced Lewis Gwilliams to tip a shot over the bar.


Romulus sent an effort over from eight yards before seeing another shot go just wide.

But it was Lichfield who struck first on 25 minutes when Jude Taylor crossed for Smith who made no mistake to open the scoring.


It was 2-0 five minutes later as Dan Lomas curled the ball into the net.

The third goal arrived just before the break when Joe Haines saw his shot blocked, but Kirton was on hand to power the loose ball home.


Gwilliams saved well early in the second half to prevent Haines from extending City’s lead.

The Romulus keeper was being kept busy and he had to be alert to deny Luke Childs.

But Gwilliams could do nothing to prevent Lichfield adding a fourth goal when Edwards’ cross was volleyed home by Kirton.


Romulus did get themselves a late consolation when Paz slotted past home keeper James Beeson.

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