CRADLEY Town is calling on supporters to get behind the club and volunteer for a number of roles to help its push for success.

The Hammers have started the new campaign strongly but need the help of locals and fans to maintain its early promise.

The club is looking for two ball boys, one car park attendant; two match day stewards and a member of bar staff to join its existing team of dedicated and skilled volunteers.

Trevor Thomas, chairman, said: “This is a club which has the community at its very heart, and provides a great match day experience with good football and players on show.

“To help us kick on like we want to, we need the townspeople to get behind us and give up a few hours of their time to volunteer. It’s a great opportunity to be part of their hometown club and help it grow.

“Everyone has a role to play in helping Cradley Town provide a great match day experience and welcoming atmosphere.”

Meanwhile, Town suffered their third defeat of the season against Ellesmere Rangers.

Third-placed Hammers lost 3-1 last Saturday as they missed the chance to make it three successive victories in the West Midlands Premier.

They are just two points behind pacesetters Wolverhampton Sporting and Malvern Town but have played three games more than many of their closest rivals.

Their attention will now turn to FA Vase action when Bromyard Town visit the Beeches this Saturday (3pm kick-off).

Cradley's next league clash will see them welcome Smethwick on September 16.