Lichfield City picked up a crucial three points away at Stourport Swifts at a tough ground for City to come to. A fantastic Chandler Pegg goal was the difference on a difficult pitch for both sides.
Early in the first half, Stourport had a chance through Lee Chilton who was in on goal but his dinked effort went over the bar much to the relief of James Beeson. A good one-two between Jack Edwards and right-back Lewi Burnside led to the 18-year-old playing Edwards in down the right, who saw his shot from a tight angle saved by Swifts’ goalkeeper Dominic Richards comfortably.
Jamie Elkes did superbly well to stop a potential one on one when his interception stopped Chilton from being in on goal after 31 minutes.
Drew Canavan had a freekick for Stourport on the edge of the box 40 minutes into the contest, the effort went just wide of Beeson’s goal.
Lichfield had a golden chance on the stroke of half-time when Edwards fired a ball on the edge of the box into target man Luke Keen, who did well but saw his strong left-footed effort go just over the bar, much to the disappointment of the towering number 9.
The goal arrived a few minutes into the second half through a fantastic team goal, striker Keen laid it off to Scott Goodby who in turn found Pegg in acres of space. Goodby’s ball was perfect for Pegg and the striker made no mistake burying the opportunity.
City were much the better side in the second half, Childs had a chance soon after the opening goal. The referee seemed to cause a disruption for the Swifts, much to their dismay but the game played on and Childs’ effort on the right went high and wide.
The win for City keeps them in the conversation for a second-place finish in the division and is the beginning of a tough few weeks for Ivor Green’s men, wins like today will give the team confidence going forward.