STUDLEY slumped to a surprise 5-2 reverse at Stapenhill having earlier in the week booked their place in the Worcestershire Senior Urn semi-finals.

Goals from Mo Njie and Dale Edwards ensured Studley secured a 2-0 success at Bewdley Town to reach the final four in this season's Urn.

But that display was soon forgotten on Saturday as Stapenhill stormed into an early 3-0 lead

Studley then sustained serious injuries to Shay Palmer and Sean Cooke but were able to pull a goal back through Brandan Hague before half time.

Studley boss John Edwards said: "We were still in the game at half time and I still thought there was a chance we could go on and win it.

"But then we went and conceded a penalty within five minutes of resumption and that was game over.

"We struggled to cope with Stapenhill's front two, with Niall Dawkins in particular being outstanding as he went on to score a hat-trick against us.

"But in truth, we gifted them some of their goals and I'm afraid to say, some of my players had shockers.

"Both Shay and Sean were taken to the Alex Hospital where they were both diagnosed with ligament damage, although the x-rays still have to be checked".

However, there is no let-up for Studley at the moment.

They were due to face AFC Hinckley in midweek before entertaining Nuneaton Griff this Saturday.

Studley then take on Coventry Copsewood next Tuesday.

Edwards has moved to boost his squad by bringing in central defender Sam Penfold from Littleton.

He has also secured the services of highly rated former Bromsgrove Sporting player Sean Brain, who has spent this season at Evesham United.