RUNAWAY West Midland League leaders Tividale take a 14 point advantage into the festive season following their 11-0 demolition of sorry Smethwick Rangers.

Dan Smith led the scoring spree with a hat-trick, taking his league tally for the term to 19 but he still remains four goals adrift of fellow marksman Demetri Brown who bagged two more goals.

Dead ball specialist Darragh Bustin also struck twice with Curtis Cocking, Reece Shilvock, Bradley Welding and substitute Alex Cameron also got in on the act.

It could have been even worse for Smethwick as Tivvy also struck the woodwork on a further four occasions.

Tivvy's title prospects were boosted further after second-placed Haughmond from Shrewsbury were held to a goalless draw at Hereford side Wellington.

Gornal-based Black Country Rangers could still move to within a point of Tivvy as they sit 16 points adrift with five games in hand.

But they suffered the frustration of having their home game with Bilston Town Community called off owing to an unfit Garden Walk pitch.

Dudley Town pulled ever further away from the drop zone with a 2-1 triumph at rock bottom Pegasus Juniors thanks to goals from Jordan Davies and Owen Massey.

Cradley Town saw their six match unbeaten run brought to an abrupt halt at AFC Bridgnorth who beat them 4-2.

Jack Tonks volleyed home an early opener for Bridgnorth before Sam Robinson struck a second after Cradley 'keeper Ben Manley dropped the ball following a corner.

Jake Lloyd headed in a third before key marksman Luke Morris made it 4-0 with his 19th league goal.

Cradley finally came to life in the closing minutes when Nigel Penney deflected home a Dan Danks cross before Adam Jones added a second with three minutes remaining.

Dudley Sports were another side to miss out when their clash with Bewdley Town fell victim to a waterlogged Hillcrest Road.