Lichfield City picked up what could turn out to be a massive three points as an own goal from Hayden Reeves and a brilliant Luke Keen double was the difference in a 3-0 win against AFC Wulfrunians. Despite Dan Lomas’ penalty miss during the second half of the game, the hosts claimed a vital win.
The first goal of an otherwise uneventful game up to that point came early in the second half, when a wicked delivery from Sam Fitzgerald from a corner, landed above Tom Hayward in goal for Wulfrunians. The ball found its way into the back of the net, Lomas got the final touch and ran away celebrating but it looked to have come off Wulfrunians defender Hayden Reeves.
The real moments of action came in the second half, after what was a drab and even first half. A Jack Edwards effort from the edge of the box in the first half, caused Hayward problems as he parried away the dangerous shot for a corner, which came to nothing.
Dominic Dell for Wulfrunians had the only chance for the away side in the first half when after 10 minutes, he saw his right-footed curled effort sail comfortably over the bar.
The second half was much more eventful than the first, after the opening goal, Wulfrunians created a good opening when Aaron Bishop was found in acres of space in the box, but sliced his effort wide of the near post, much to the relief of the home faithful.
The penalty miss came 58 minutes into the contest after striker Luke Keen did superbly well when a pass high into the air, caused problems for the away side. Keen brought the ball down brilliantly before he skipped past Hayward, but the striker was upended by the goalkeeper, and the penalty was awarded.
The penalty miss didn’t matter as Lichfield doubled their lead late on, through a brilliant Luke Keen goal. A fantastic burst of pace from left-back Luke Childs caused problems for Wulfrunians, Keen peeled away from the defenders and received it in the box, turned on a sixpence and fired it superbly into the top right corner.
The game was put to bed through Luke Keen again late on, who rounded off a fine individual performance with his second and City’s third. The striker looped the ball brilliantly over Hayward from outside the box, when played in on goal by Fitzgerald. Which rounded off a fantastic win for the hosts as the season draws to a close.