wmrl2Wolves Sporting Community continue to set the pace on top of the West Midlands League after reeling off a sixth straight win by despatching Dudley Town 3-0.

Dan Scragg set up first half goals for Angelo Franko and Dimitri Dunkley to put Sporting in charge at the break before Tom Hill hit a third early in the second half to register his 44th goal for the season.

The result maintains Sporting’s three point lead over Malvern Town, but with the luxury of three games in hand.

Malvern had been given an early scare  after rivals Shifnal Town had taken a first half lead through Danny Elwell.

But the tables turned after the interval as Malvern went onto net four times through Dene Whittal-Williams, Sam Rathbone, Josh Hunt and Lewis Platt, while a second Shifnal goal from Craig Love kept the Shropshire in contention at 3-2 down.

Third placed Black Country Rangers duly disposed of rock bottom side Wellington Amateurs by a 3-1 margin, but now find themselves running out of games.

Tividale remain a major threat having played the same number of games as Sporting but stay seven points adrift despite hitting strugglers Dudley Sports for 6-2.

Danger man Darragh Bustin led with way with two well taken goals, his second of which involved a spectacular passing movement.

 Dan Smith also struck twice for Tividale with Demitri Brown and substitute  Elliott Hartley also on the mark.

Dudley Sports did manage to claw a goal back when 5-0 down, Keiron Price netting from the penalty spot at the second attempt after goalkeeper Ryan Cheshire had saved his initial shot.

Ronee Hendricks then hit a second consolation goal for sports with the last kick of the game.

Wednesfield’s impressive rise up the table has taken them up to fifth following a 2-1 win at local rivals Bilston Town Community where goals from Scott Sandland and Lopes Massampo sealed the points.

Cradley Town boss Richard Forsyth remains unbeaten since taking charge but saw his side held 2-2 by Wellington.

Darren Whitley put Cradley in front before Wellington responded with well taken goals from Will Perkins and Brendan Hackett.

But Aaron Weston continued his goal-a-game spree  when heading home a Jordan Harrison cross.

At the opposite end of the table, second from bottom Stone Old Alleynians picked up a prized 3-1 win at Hereford Lads Club and climb out of the bottom two as a result.

Sam Wilson levelled matters before further goals from Ian Whalley and Jack Tomlinson was enough to claim the points.

It could have been more as Tomlinson also went onto hit the post.

Pegasus Juniors also pulled themselves clear of the drop zone after picking up a 1-0 win over Smethwick Rangers thanks to an early strike from Kyle Panniers.

It means that Dudley Sports  now slip into the bottom two while Smethwick also find themselves in the thick of the relegation fight.

AFC Bridgnorth held fifth placed Bewdley Town to a 2-2 draw despite being reduced to nine men.

Bewdley had taken a first minute lead through a cracking Cory Rudd free kick but Bridgnorth were quick to level when Tom Grainger netted from Jason Pike’s free kick.

But the game turned on its head when Bridgnorth had  Josh Trowcaster and then goalkeeper Connor Hopkins both sent off in a 10 minute spell.

It looked all over for Bridgnorth when Lewis Pountney put Bewedley back ahead but in a stunning moment, Brett Taylor intercepted and ran the length of the pitch to level again.

Remarkably Bridgnorth could have bagged all the points as Karl Griffiths then fired against Bewdley’s crossbar.