STUDLEY suffered a fifth defeat in six Midland League Division One games as they were beaten 5-1 at Lichfield City on Saturday.
The hosts’ victory sealed a quickfire double over Keith Draper’s side having also claimed a fortuitous 3-2 win at the Beehive in early January.
The Bees fell 2-0 down to goals either side of half time and, despite pulling a goal back through substitute Billy Garvey, there was no way back as the hosts scored three more times to seal a convincing victory.
Things get no easier for sixth placed Studley, who had Tuesday’s visit to Heath Hayes postponed having travelled to Staffordshire, as they play host to rampant leaders Walsall Wood on Saturday.
Another home fixture awaits on Tuesday when Chelmsley Town are the visitors.
FECKENHAM endured another postponement as Saturday’s Worcestershire Junior Cup semi-final against scheduled visitors Droitwich fell foul of a waterlogged pitch, but the Millers were at least able to face fellow Midland League Division Two outfit Redditch Borough in a friendly.
Aaron Blackwood’s Feckenham are still yet to play a competitive match this year, but did take on Borough on the 3G pitch at Studley following the postponement of Borough’s home game against Bloxwich Town.
Feckenham joint assistant manager Tom Davies, whose sixth placed side remain firmly in the promotion hunt with half of their league campaign remaining, said: “With another washout it was pleasing we could play a friendly against Redditch Borough.
“It allowed us to try a couple of things that we’ve worked on at training and for the players to get some minutes under their belts.
“Saturday brings us back to league action and a good test at home to an unpredictable Bloxwich side.”
The semi-final against Droitwich has been rearranged to take place at the Entaco on Saturday, February 24 (2pm).