THE REDS gained a small measure of revenge in defeating their FA Cup conquerors Studley in the second round of the League Cup, at Evans Park on Saturday.
Town started well and pressed forward during the early stages, in the first minute a Jamie Cartwright corner was headed wide of the goal by Francis Dacres.
Both sides were playing some good football, Town’s keeper Ben Sturgeon pulled off a superb save after 28 minutes tipping a powerful shot round a post for a corner.
Just two minutes into the second half the visitors almost took the lead when substitute Josh McGinley shot just wide of the Town goal following a corner.
The Reds finally took the lead after 63 minutes when Cartwright’s right wing corner was headed into the net at the far post by Morgan Hurley for his sixth goal of the season.
Studley fought back and equalised within eight minutes when Jack Cresswall curled a free kick round Town’s defensive wall giving Sturgeon no chance
The game then flowed from end to end with both sides looking for a winner before the need for extra time or the dreaded penalty shoot-out.
With the game having entered the first minute of injury time new signing Dan Brown worked his way into the penalty are before firing in a shot which Richard Taylor could not hold and Brown followed up to force the ball into the net.
Despite Studley winning a couple of late corners Town held out to reach the third round round of the Les James Challenge Cup.
Town are without a game this weekend, and will next be in action on Tuesday at home to Midland Alliance outfit Tividale in round one of the Walsall Senior Cup (7.45pm).