DUDLEY Town did themselves a power of good by pulling off a 5-0 win at Wem Town to go third in the West Midlands League Premier Division.

The Robins raced into a 3-0 lead by half time and never looked back after assuming total control.

Goals flowed in from Jay Hewitt, Justin Nisbett, Kieron Berry, Will Fellow and youth team product Jamie Beddall, who bagged his first senior goal.

This victory has taken the Robins to within three points of second placed Bewdley Town who tripped up with a 2-1 defeat at Bilston Town.

Bewdley's prospects looked promising enough at half time after Luke Sidaway had given them the lead.

But the Steelmen stormed back in the second half to seal the points through a couple of goals from Adam Garmston.

This defeat now leaves Bewdley some 12 points adrift of runaway leaders Shifnal Town who continue to sweep all before them as they came from behind to beat Tividale based Smethwick Rangers 3-1.

Shifnal didn't have matters all their own way as Jason Chilton fired Smethwick into a first half lead.

The league's leading marksman Tom Hill hit back to level early in the second half with his 27th league goal of the season.

Kyle Montague then converted twice, taking his tally for the term to 19 goals in the process, as Shifnal maintained their 100 per cent record with a 15th straight win.

Shifnal's winning streak will be put to the test next Tuesday, January 7th when they travel to face second placed Bewdley.

Black Country Rangers climbed up to seventh place after producing an impressive 4-2 triumph at Worcester Raiders.

Goals from Troy Baker and a Chris Spencer penalty kept Black Country on level terms at half time before two goals from former Stourbridge striker Kayelden Brown clinched victory.

Rock bottom Cradley Town captured a precious point with a 2-2 draw at AFC Bridgnorth.

Jason Wood netted twice for Cradley who twice trailed to goals from Scott Becker and Elliott Lee.

However Cradley had to thank goalkeeper Jack O'Day who kept Bridgnorth at bay by saving an Anwar Olugbon penalty.

Despite the draw, Cradley remain rooted to the bottom, four points adrift of Dudley Sports, whose dreadful run of form continued with a convincing 4-0 reverse at Wolves Sporting Community.

Sports can turn matters around this Saturday when they entertain third from bottom Wem Town at Hillcrest Avenue while Cradley take on Wednesfield at Beeches View Avenue.

Smethwick play host to Littleton at Packwood Road while Dudley Town must travel to Worcester Raiders.

Bewdley will be bidding for a bumper crowd when they welcome AFC Bridgnorth to Ribbesford Meadow in the Severn Valley derby.