WORCESTER City's perfect away league record came to an end on Saturday as they were beaten 2-0 by Lichfield City.

City had won all three of their away fixtures to begin the 2021/22 campaign but slipped to their first defeat on the road as Lichfield continued their unbeaten start.

City started well and twice came close to opening the scoring but James Beeson kept out a long range effort, while another strike from distance also went just wide of the upright.

The hosts then took the lead with their first effort on goal in the 19th minute against the run of play when Jack Edwards cut inside off his left wing to fire a low strike past Brendon Bunn at the near post.

Archie Muirhead had a chance to equalise just before the half-hour mark when going one-on-one with Beeson after a lovely through ball from James Douglas, but he couldn't take advantage of the situation.

Worcester pushed for a leveller in the second-half and Dan Westwood was denied by a brilliant save from Beeson and Matti Klich also forced the Lichfield 'keeper into action.

But then with time running out, the hosts sealed the win when Matt Dixon latched onto a long ball to slot under Bunn and secure the three points.