Stourbridge Take Another Cup Scalp

Stourbridge are celebrating after taking yet another cup scalp as they overcame National League North side Leamington in the Buildbase FA Trophy. 

Leamington FC 0 – 1 Stourbridge
Buildbase FA Trophy First Round
Half Time Score: 0 – 0

Stourbridge have been struggling for form in recent weeks, but produced another solid cup performance to once again beat higher league opposition.

In a largely forgettable first half, Leamington should have taken the lead early on, but a goal-line clearance after a set piece denied them.

Both sides stepped up their game in the second half, but it was Stourbridge who took the lead just minutes after the re-start.

The Glassboys went 1-0 up after Matt Dodd reacted quickest to a second ball inside the area and forced it past the Leamington keeper despite him getting a hand to the ball.

Leamington almost found an equaliser directly from a corner four minutes later, but another goal-line clearance preserved the Stourbridge lead.

Stourbridge could have doubled their advantage on the hour mark when Luke Shearer ran the length of the pitch and squared the ball to Matt Dodd, but the Leamington keeper saved brilliantly at close range.

Leamington had chances to level the game on several occasions in the later stages, but weren’t able to find the net.

Five minutes of added time threatened to bring late drama, but the Glassboys held on to take yet another cup scalp.

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