Dan Lomas scores twice but it wasn’t enough for Lichfield City as Boldmere St Michaels clawed their way back into the game twice to claim the three points in a 3-2 win for the home side.

It took just five minutes for tricky winger Luke Childs to show his quality for Lichfield, after a great through ball from captain Kyle Patterson released Childs on the left, he twisted and turned past Boldmere defender Ben George, who struggled against the number 11. Childs’ cross was a beauty and found the head of Dan Lomas, he headed past goalkeeper Adam Whitehouse who had no chance with the header.

In what was a scrappy affair in the first half, Childs was causing constant problems to Boldmere down the left and was unlucky not to make it 2-0 when a brilliant turn bamboozled George but his effort from the left was dragged wide.

Boldmere equalised barely two minutes after the restart, when a cross from the right caused all sorts of issues for James Beeson. The cross was headed down by lewis Archer, the number 10 did well to assist Harry Sweeney who finished emphatically into the roof of the net.

Lichfield retook the leader after 57 minutes through a Dan Lomas penalty, when Tom Brown was tripped in the area. The referee was left with little decision but to award the penalty and Lomas stepped up and converted brilliantly into the top left corner.

Boldmere drew level again soon after through a penalty of their own. After Lichfield were deemed to have handled the ball in the area, the referee didn’t give it originally but after consulation with his linesman gave the penalty.

The penalty was converted brilliantly by Rob Thompson-Brown who slotted it into the bottom right-hand corner, sending Beeson the wrong way after 67 minutes.

Boldmere won it late on when a stunning strike from the edge of the penalty box by Harry Sweeney for his second goal of the game flew into the top left corner, leaving Beeson no chance with the effort and to send the home fans wild with 82 minutes on the clock.

The curling effort was enough for the three points for Boldmere, Lichfield need to regroup and go again and try and push up the league after 2 defeats in three games.

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December 4, 2021

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