CRADLEY Town finally clambered off bottom spot this week with a prized win over Shawbury United last Tuesday night.

Goals from Dan Danks, Tyreece Ruddock and Dominik Watson gave Cradley a compelling 3-0 triumph over their Shropshire rivals.

But Cradley were unable to build on that success when they unluckily lost out 5-3 at Worcester Raiders at the weekend.

Raiders were rampant in the opening exchanges as they raced into a 3-0 lead after just 13 minutes thanks to goals from Kyle Belemonte, Zaquib Hussain and former Kidderminster Harriers hitman Ryan Rowe.

It could have been worse but Cradley goalkeeper Liam O'Dowd managed to save a Ryan Rowe penalty.

Credit to Cradley who then clawed themselves back level in the second half through goals from Tyreece Ruddock, Dominik Watson and Darren Whitley to set up a grandstand finish.

However it was Raiders who prevailed as late strikes from Belmonte and Hussain sealed the points.

Dudley Sports have now dropped to the bottom after they were beaten 2-1 by their groundshare tenants Black Country Rangers.

Goals from Chris Spencer and Jared Daniels put Black Country in command before former Stourbridge youngster Jake Brigdale bagged a stoppage time consolation for Sports.

Dudley Sports were due to entertain Shawbury United on Tuesday night and then host Bilston Town on Saturday, while Cradley Town entertain Bewdley Town.

There was no change at the top where leaders Shifnal Town maintain a six point advantage over second placed Bewdley Town.

Shifnal pulled off a 3-0 victory over Bilston Town while Bewdley left it late before getting the better of Darlaston Town by a slender 2-0 margin.

Substitute Dylan Hart came to the rescue by bagging a couple of last gasp goals to give Bewdley maximum points.

Determined Darlaston had started on the front foot and could have taken a first minute lead when Jamie Holder hit Bewdley's crossbar.

Simon Rudd returned the compliments late in the first half after Matt Kerby had been denied by a top class save from Darlo goalkeeper Connor Hopkins.

It was Hopkins who kept Bewdley at bay in the second half with a string of fine saves and it wasn't until two minutes from time that he was finally beaten when Hart netted following a defence splitting pass from Chris Seekings.

Hart wrapped up the points two minutes later with a shot that was deflected past the luckless Hopkins.

Bewdley are scheduled to face Kidderminster Harriers on Tuesday in a Worcester Infirmary Cup contest at Ribbesford Meadow before travelling to Cradley on Saturday.

Dudley Town were without a fixture at the weekend but should return to action on Tuesday when they travel to Wolves Sporting Community before visiting AFC Bridgnorth on Saturday.

As a result of their inactivity Dudley have dropped to fourth place following Wolves Casuals 3-0 win at Bridgnorth.

Tividale based Smethwick Rangers also faced a weekend on the sidelines without a fixture but return to the fray when they host Wem Town on Wednesday at Packwood Road before making the journey to Pershore Town on Saturday.