STUDLEY will be warned they underestimate this weekend’s opponent Coventry Copsewood at their peril.
The Bees’ push for the top four in Midland League Division One was halted last weekend as their trip to then leaders Brocton was postponed.
They sit ninth, four points behind fourth-placed Lichfield City and, although Saturday’s visitors Copsewood occupy 13th place, they will not be lacking in confidence after 4-1 and 3-0 wins in their last two matches.
Joint bosses John Edwards and Wayne Bunn admit Studley’s own momentum has stuttered with two successive home draws and they need to get back to winning ways, but Edwards has plenty of respect for Copsewood.
“When we played them last season I was quite impressed,” said Edwards. “They started this season off slowly but they’ve beaten GNP Sports 3-0 in their last league game and then they won 4-1 against Nuneaton Griff in a cup tie in midweek.
“They’ve had some good results and we can’t take them lightly, that’s for sure.
“It’s important we don’t drop any more points. The two draws at home against Hinckley and Atherstone have cost us a little bit.
“Having said that, Leicester Road drew in midweek and GNP lost to Copsewood so it has tightened up.
“The most important thing is we make the most of our chances. Defensively we’ve been good, but we need to covert more of the chances we are creating.”
Studley had targeted Rocester hot-shot Jordon Dodd but the 13-goal forward has decided to remain with the Roman