Late goal gives Lichfield edge in Staffordshire derby after Stapenhill hit five

Lichfield

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Lichfield City claimed a dramatic 3-2 win over Staffordshire rivals Stone Old Alleynians to go back to the top of the Midland Football League Premier Division on Wednesday.

Kyle Patterson opened the scoring for the hosts on 29 minutes before Dave Ablewhite levelled for Stone four minutes before the break.

Dan Lomas then put Lichfield back in front with a penalty 13 minutes after half-time.

Lichfield
Photo credit: Philip Johnson

Luke Askey equalised for Stone on 65 minutes but Lichfield would steal all three points thanks to Max Dixon’s 88th-minute winner.

Askey’s night ended sourly when he received a second yellow card in the dying embers.

Hanley Town could knock Lichfield off top spot should they defeat Uttoxeter Town on Friday evening.

On Tuesday, Stapenhill went top of Division 1 following a 5-1 in over Dudley Town.

Oli Roome notched a first half hat-trick before Connor Richins and George Teeney netted their customary goals.


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Draws for Leek and Tamworth

Leek Town were left brokenhearted when Prescot Cables scored a 90th-minute equaliser to draw 1-1 in their second game back at the newly-laid Harrison Park.

Oliver Harrison had intially struck for blood for the hosts on eight minutes.

The result means they sit fifth in the Northern Premier League West Division.

Finally, Tamworth were held to a goalless draw at home to Hitchin Town.

Despite a strong start to the season, and a memorable FA Cup run, the Lambs are now ninth in the Southern League Central Premier.

They are now winless in four matches, their last victory coming on October 12 against Stourbridge.

Tamworth travel to Spalding United on Saturday in the FA Trophy where they will hope to end this unpleasant run.

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