23rd Aug, 2019

Studley boss left embarrassed by nine-goal drubbing

Redditch Editorial 23rd Sep, 2016 Updated: 18th Oct, 2016

STUDLEY boss Kev Kingham described the Bees’ 9-1 midweek drubbing at Littleton as the ‘most embarrassing moment in my football career’.

The Bees fielded a much-changed line-up for Wednesday’s Polymac Packaging League Cup tie to prepare for Saturday’s crunch clash at Pershore Town, and were in the contest when Connoll Farrell made it 3-1 with 15 minutes to go.

But six Littleton goals then found the Studley net in the final 12 minutes to leave Kingham absolutely devastated.

“It was my birthday on Thursday and Wednesday’s game completely ruined it. I hardly slept on Wednesday night,” said Kingham. “It was my most embarrassing moment in football.

“There was a lack of desire, a lack of character. To capitulate like we did simply isn’t good enough.”

There will be changes tomorrow, with Dan Dineen, Danny Lennon and Chris Childs back fit, along with new signings Cam Pringle-Andrews, from Coventry football, and ex-Black Country Rangers midfielder Scott Stevenson.

The Bees have also appointed former Bromsgrove Sporting and Earlswood boss Keith Draper as new assistant

The Bees were denied only their second win of the league season after conceding a late equaliser against Stafford Town on Saturday.

The Bees had gone ahead when Farrell capitalised on a defensive mistake to score on 15 minutes but Stafford levelled through Dan Jones’ cool finish.

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