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Knight challenges his Bees to maintain form
4:00pm Thursday 11th October 2012 in Sport
STUDLEY manager Lee Knight believes the Bees must keep on performing after their best week of the season.
The Midland Alliance outfit made it three wins in a row in all competitions as they saw off Causeway United in the league 3-1 on Saturday.
That came hot on the heels of a 2-1 giant-killing over Halesowen Town last Tuesday in the Birmingham Senior Cup.
Knight has put the new found form down to consistency of selection and formation as well as players finding the back of the net.
On Saturday, Ross Dempster, Nathan Edgington and Trevor Edwards shot down Causeway, while goals for Martin Crawford and Myron Semper surprised the Yeltz in mid-week.
“We’re on a good run and the difference is one or two players have stepped it up a level,” Knight said.
“Apart from one or two additions, the team and the formation is the same but we’re now scoring goals.
“I’m really pleased for the lads, they’ve all worked very hard and it’s coming together — but now we’ve got to make sure we keep it up.”
While delighted with the performances of all his squad, the manager praised the efforts of Leon Blake, Crawford and Edwards.
He added: “Martin Crawford has been fantastic for us since joining and Leon Blake is performing fantastically.
“We’re playing in a 4-3-1-2 and that gives Trevor Edwards licence to break forward and he’s starting scoring goals.”
The Bees boss has also not ruled out the return of midfielder Mark Hands, who joined Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division outfit Redditch United last week.
“The door is open if Mark wants to come back,” said Knight.
Meanwhile, Studley take on Tividale away in the league on Saturday (3pm ko).