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Studley suffer Blake scare
10:11am Thursday 6th March 2014 in News
STUDLEY’S 1-1 draw with Coventry Copsewood on Saturday was overshadowed after midfielder James Blake collapsed on the pitch, writes Jamie Home.
The incident happened midway through the first half when the Studley player fell to the ground with nobody around him.
Physio Inka Polec was quickly on the scene and Blake was revived before beingtaken to hospital for tests. He later said he was okay and saw a doctor and had nothing to worry about.
Sam Wills got a second-half equaliser that sees Studley sit in fifth place in the Midland Combination.
But boss Paul Smith said: “He just dropped to the floor – it was horrible and it puts the game into perspective when something like that happens.
“James had felt dizzy in our previous game but then he was okay and went to see a doctor who said it was nothing to worry about,” said Smith.
I’ve spoken to him and he still a bit groggy and is waiting on the result of scans to see what has happened.
“After that it was tough for the lads but they put in a decent shift in the second half and immediately after the game all our thoughts were with James.”
“Fingers crossed it’s nothing serious and we can get him right and back playing soon.”
Studley have no fixture this week following Castle Vale JKS’s resignation from the league and they have arranged a friendly with Alcester Town.
“It’s frustrating,” Smith said. “We went seven weeks without a game and then after one match we have another free Saturday.
“But we have a game against Nuneaton Griff to look forward to.
“They are above us and good side but if we beat them and win our games in hand we can go above them and I feel it’s about how we play ourselves, if we play as we can it’s a winnable game for us.”
There was some good news for Smith as he welcomed back Ricardo Richards and Charisma Agbonlahor for last night’s home clash with Littleton.
The Beesare still pushing hard for a top three finish.
They have a handful games in hand on all the teams above them.
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