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Bees cup journey ended by Rugby
12:00pm Friday 31st August 2012 in Sport
STUDLEY’S FA Cup journey came to an end on Saturday as they lost 4-1 to Rugby Town but they produced a spirited display against their higher ranked opponents.
The Bees battled hard throughout but their Southern League opponents were the better side.
Town took the lead in the eighth minute through Alex Gudger before Seb Lake-Gaskin doubled the visitors’ advantage.
Substitute Myron Semper pulled a goal back for Studley in the second-half but Fazel Koriya made it 3-1 before Richard Blythe bagged a fourth goal late on.
Bees chairman Barry Cromwell said: “I think the fourth goal was a bit harsh as it looked like a heavy loss but that wasn’t the case.
“The effort of the players was really pleasing but Rugby deserved to win.”
Meanwhile on Monday, Studley lost 3-0 to Stratford in the Midland Alliance.
The club also announced main shirt sponsors Summit Sports and Shotts Travel, who are on the club’s tracksuit, have committed themselves for another season.
Studley go to Cradley Town in the first qualifying round of the FA Vase on Saturday (3pm).
n Meanwhile, Alvechurch travel to Earlswood in the Vase on Saturday, aiming to bounce back from two losses.
The Churchmen, who picked up their first win of the season against Westfields last Tuesday, went down 4-2 to Tipton on Saturday and 2-1 to Highgate on Monday.