Lichfield City failed to create any clear-cut chances but fought well and deserved a point from a close encounter away at Walsall Wood in a 0-0 draw. The pitch did little favours to either side as both sides struggled to create any chances.
The wind was also a big factor in proceedings as both sides resorted to long balls to their tall strikers but again both sides struggled to get support around them.
Lichfield City were unable to create a chance of any real quality in the first half with the pitch and the wind playing a big part in the drab first-half showing from both sides.
Lichfield put in a few dangerous crosses which caused Wood’s goalkeeper Callum Smith to have to come and claim a few difficult deliveries.
City’s goalkeeper James Beeson was equally as busy, with a lot of work to do with high balls as the wind led to a lot of high balls and crossing opportunities for both sides, but the influential goalkeeper was more than up for the task.
City had a chance midway through the second half, when a long throw from the right caused havoc for Walsall Wood’s defence and the ball eventually dropped to City’s top goalscorer Jack Edwards at the back post, but his effort with his left foot was deflected just wide of the post.
Lichfield had much the better of the second half with a flurry of corners and half chances but struggled to create clear cut chances much the same as the hosts. Walsall played some nice football at times, but they again struggled to create any clear-cut chances.
The result leaves Lichfield City in third place in the division but with sides around them with games in hand and will play against Leek Town FC who have won their last six games in all competitions on Wednesday which will be a very tough task for Ivor Green’s men in the Staffordshire Senior Cup.
Lewi Burnside made his full debut and was exceptional and very dogged next to Joe Haines, the two of them were all over the pitch, Tom Brown also impressed as well as the returning Jamie Elkes, in what was a demanding day for City.