STUDLEY found themselves stretched to the limits this week - but that didn't stop them from snapping up a stunning 4-1 success at Brocton in Total Motion Midland Division One.

Manager John Edwards said: "I had an entire team's worth of players missing for one reason or another, but the players who came in did their prospects no harm at all."

Scoring sensation Sean Brain struck twice as did Brandon Hague.

Edwards remains optimistic that he can hold onto both players, he added: "Sean has turned down approaches from Highgate United and Redditch United. I hope that's an end to it now as Sean is happy at Studley.

"Brandon has work commitments which prevent him from playing in midweek, which wouldn't appeal to sides from a higher level.

"I've also got Jamie Clarke and Danny Carter to call upon, who were both unavailable for the Brocton game, but when they're all present, I've got an embarrassment of riches up front and that's a great situation to have."

Edwards returns to former club Littletons this Saturday on the back of four straight Studley league victories but is taking nothing for granted.

He said: "We've already played Littletons three times this season and beaten them on every occasion. But I'm taking nothing for granted. Littleton have picked up recently and now contain a number of former Studley players.

"It's a local derby and I'm expecting a tough game."

Studley then face Highgate United the following Tuesday with a place in the Worcester Senior Urn Final at stake.