STUDLEY cemented second spot in Midland League Division One this week with a well-worked 2-1 success over Stafford based Brocton.

Two first half strikes from Aaron Westwood put Studley firmly in the driving seat by half time and manager Keith Draper declared: "We were so dominant in the first half that we should have scored more and put the game to bed.

"Our second goal in particular was a joy to watch when I think every single player must have touched the ball.

"But credit to Brocton, because they came back at us after the break and oput us under a great deal of pressure.

"They pulled a goal back on 59 minutes through Joe Hartshorne and it was a case of having to ride the storm for a while".

The result leaves Studley two points adrift of leaders Leicester Road but with the luxury of a game in hand.

Draper said: "We've got a run of games coming up, starting with Chelmsley Town on Saturday where I would be looking to take maximum points."

Draper has boosted his ranks by bringing in central defender Kieran McCalla from Coventry Sphinx.

Perry Barr based McCalla was previously with Pilkingtons and Draper believes he will be a big addition to his squad.

The Studley boss said: "Kieran is nicknamed 'The Chief' because he is so well organised. He's been an ever-present with Coventry Sphinx this season and was formerly with West Bromwich Albion's Academy. He's a big capture for us".

At the same time Studley have parted company with Luke Hennessy who has joined Smithwood Firs.

Hennessy hurt his shoulder and has struggled to get into Studley's side this season.

Draper admitted: "I didn't want to lose Luke and I will miss him. He was great for us around the dressing room and a joy to manage.

"He played a big part in helping to keep Studley up last season when relegation threatened, but I completely understand that he wants to play regular football and I wish him well".