Lichfield City put nine goals past Uttoxeter Town at the Trade Tyre Stadium, on a dominant day for City.
Lichfield started fast, Max Dixon scored a beautiful goal after 3 minutes when he received the ball on the left of the penalty box. He took a touch and curled a beautiful effort past Uttoxeter goalkeeper Jack Tolley into the bottom right corner.
One soon became two after just 6 minutes when tricky winger Jack Edwards cut inside from the right and unleashed a brilliant shot into the bottom left-hand corner this time, Tolley had no chance with the effort.
Dixon was the man on the scoresheet again after good play on the right between right-back Ronan Sheenan and winger Edwards. The ball eventually found its way to Kyle Patterson in the centre of the park, he played it left for Dixon, who once again beat the keeper with a brilliant curling effort into the far post.
Edwards was involved once again in the 25th minute with a nice one-two between himself and Patterson. Edwards drove with the ball superbly before finishing expertly again into the bottom corner and once again left the keeper with no chance.
Joe Haines the cultured left-back was involved for the fifth goal after just 27 minutes when his free-kick delivery from the right-hand side, about 30 yards from goal was deflected in past Tolley to make it a resounding 5-0 lead for City at half-time.
The second half was much the same with Lichfield asserting their dominance on Uttoxeter. City were stronger, more composed and were ruthless throughout.
A corner kick routine from Haines and Edwards led to the sixth when Edwards played the ball to Haines. The full-back accelerated past his man, and dinked a fantastic cross into the six-yard box and was headed into the net by substitute Chandler Pegg after 55 minutes.
Haines scored his second of the game when another short corner kick routine seemed to bamboozle the Uttoxeter defence. The ball was played from the corner to Haines who had acres of space in the box and with some brilliant footwork, got the ball onto his left foot before finishing past Tolley into the near post.
The eighth goal came once again from substitute Chandler Pegg, after brilliant work from substitute Luke Childs, who played a fantastic reverse ball to Dixon on the right, he cut it across to Pegg at the back post. He had an easy finish for his second and Lichfield City’s eighth of the game.
The rout was completed in the 90th minute when a brilliant pass from Sam Fitzgerald on the left to Edwards, his left-footed shot was deflected in to cap a fantastic day at the office for the inform team in the division and to cap off a fantastic hat-trick from Jack Edwards.