Warwick fight back to claim a point at Lichfield - The Leamington Observer

Warwick fight back to claim a point at Lichfield

Steve Carpenter 7th Feb, 2017 Updated: 9th Feb, 2017   0

FOOTBALL: RACING Club Warwick ended a run of two games without a win after twice coming from behind to earn a 2-2 draw away at Lichfield on Saturday in the Midland League Division One.

Lichfield started the brighter of the two teams and were unlucky not to go in front on two occasions with both efforts going narrowly wide on what was a wet and uneven pitch.

A fine move involving Jake Brown, Zak Harbon and Wade Malley saw the latter fore over before on 19 minutes the hosts got their noses in front when a collision between Jonathan Piggott and Jack Jones allowed the Lichfield striker to fire home the opener.

The lead however was short-lived as Brown twice beat his marker down the fight before picking out Malley who beat the home goalkeeper with a delightful chipped finish.

Lichfield went in front again with 24 minutes on the clock after Piggott failed to deal with a cross and Jordan Hunt was on-hand to fire home low past the Warwick shot-stopper.

Warwick knew they needed to up their game after the break and they went close to pulled level when Martin Hutchcox’s free kick was saved and a last ditch tackle stopped Malley from pouncing on the rebound.

Malley was proving to be a threat in Warwick’s attack and he was able to jinx his way into the box before being brought down and Martin Slevin made no mistake from the spot to set up an exciting final ten minutes.

Piggott produced two fine saves to keep his side on the match while at the other end Malley almost bagged the goal his performance deserved but a draw proved to be a fair result for both sides.

This Saturday Warwick return to action when they travel to Chelmsley.


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