Pride of place on the Beacon Sunday League scene this week goes to Sedgley & Gornal United West who produced a top performance to clear the first hurdle in a leading outside cup competition.

The Paycare Development Division outfit visited Sutton Park of the Sutton Sunday league in the opening stage of this season's Birmingham FA Sunday Amateur Cup and earned a second round ticket with an impressive 2-0 triumph, writes Dave McLean.

In fact, S&G controlled proceedings almost from the start and broke the stalemate after 15 minutes when Morgan Hill fired them ahead. Before the break, Harry Haden-Curtis had added a crucial second goal.

The hosts upped the pressure in the second half, but they were unavailable to get back into the tie, mainly due to some excellent goalkeeping by S&G's last line of defence Jack Hobson who pulled off several impressive saves.

On the league front there were goals galore in the Concentric Sales & Lettings Championship as just three scheduled games rattled up a total of 23.

Leading the charge were Widdas FC who made it four wins in five, crushing luckless Gunmakers Arms 11-0, as Samuel Bratt-Wyton led the way with an excellent four goal return.

Seven other players found the mark, including captain John Guest from the penalty spot. He was well supported by Mike Foster, Ed Rann, James Gadd, Nathan Guest, Jamie Sankey and Matt Foster.

While table-topping Widdas continued their free-scoring form (31 in five matches), Claregate Park Rangers moved into second place after taking the spoils 3-0 at home to previously unbeaten Trysull Athletic.

Prolific scorer, Rodney Williams was on the mark again with a first half double, before Dan Lawrence rounded off the scoring for Claregate, who made it three successive victories so far this term.

There was a second win in three for unbeaten Blades FC as they demolished visiting FA Premier U21s 9-0, with hat-trick heroes Jack Hill and Connor Potts inflicting most damage. Harry Woodbine, Beckham Brazier and Todd Ferrier completed the rout.

Sedgley Rangers are back on top in the Paycare Development Division after hitting back to take the honours 5-2 away to Hagley United, who had led 2-1 at the interval.

Efforts from Ben Kent and Jack Trewartha had given Hagley great hope in the first period, before Rangers bounced back to claim a fifth league win in six through Joe Waterfield (two), Alex Pinches, Craig Bickley and Jermelle Banner.

Slipping off the top perch were AFC Bloxwich who had to settle for a share of the points in a 2-2 home draw against a battling AFC Goldthorne.

The visitors had showed the way in the first half and goals from Alex Duffield and a well executed Reece Lowe free kick enabled Goldthorne to take a deserved 2-0 advantage. Bloxwich finally got back in the game when Nick Arnold reduced the deficit on the hour mark and the same player struck again with ten minutes remaining to earn the home side a valuable point.

Brandhall Colts extended their good form with a fourth victory in six, running out narrow narrow 2-1 winners at Kewford Eagles West, who do not score many, but neither do they concede many!

It was Brandhall who broke the deadlock in the first half through Lynard Tapsumaneyi on 24 minutes and Connor Armstrong made it 2-0 after 72 minutes.

However, Kewford never gave up the hunt and Jacob Bell reduce the arrears with eight minutes to go, but it was third place Brandhall who held out to take maximum league points for the fourth time this term.

And that was the case for an in-form AFC Sporting Gornal side as they saw off visiting Sedgley White Lions West 4-2.

Sporting Gornal impressed in the first period and raced into a deserved 4-0 lead through James Rawlings, Luke Chapman, Jordon Norris and Emrah Ayas.

The home side eased off after the break and the Lions, who are still seeking their first league point, struck back through Jake Hayfield and Ben Pritchard, before the former saw out the clash to make it four league wins and climb into the top four.

Taking over fifth spot were Gornal Rangers, but not before they had conceded a brace in the first half away to Lane Head Titans for whom Josh Langley and Reece Wilson put away two fine assists from Ellis Deeney, younger brother of Birmingham City striker Troy Deeney.

It was nearly all Gornal in the second period and they remain one of the early front runners after goals in reply flowed from Ty Markland, Rhys Webb (both two), Jacob Alexander, Kane Coulter and Brandon Oakley.

In the final game of the week, AFC Willenhall secured a third league success, running out 4-1 victors over visiting Bushbury Hill with brothers, Stefan and Robbie Abbotts supported by Adam Bull and Mitchell Wenlock in the goal stakes.

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