WEDNESDAY'S action saw Worcester City come from behind to beat Shifnal Town 2-1.
Shifnal had taken the lead through Matthew Barnes-Homer but City came back in the first half with goals from Bailey Fuller and Will Gibbons in front of 401.
Meanwhile Lichfield City beat Highgate United 4-0 with goals from captain Kyle Patterson, Luke Childs, Max Black and substitute Lewi Burnside.
HANLEY TOWN thrashed Wolverhampton Casuals 7-1 in the premier division last night (Tuesday) with a hat-trick from Chris Dagnall and strikes from Josh Green, Louis Dodds, Jake Twyford and Carl Dickinson. Callum Head replied for Casuals.
Walsall Wood won 3-0 at Uttoxeter Town with goals from Kevin Monterio, Ryan Boothe and Jai Verma.
In the first division, Stapenhill went back into second place in the table with a 5-1 win at Cradley Town whilst Paget Rangers won 3-1 at Dudley Sports.
League action tonight (Wednesday) in the premier division sees Lichfield City host Highgate United and Worcester City at home to Shifnal Town.
PREMIER division action tonight (Tuesday) sees Uttoxeter Town at home to Walsall Wood and Wolverhampton Casuals at home to leaders Hanley Town.
In the first division, Cradley Town are at home to third placed Stapenhill and Dudley Sports host Paget Rangers.
Cup action tonight sees Boldmere St Michaels travel to Sutton Coldfield Town and Tividale host Rushall Olympic, both in the Walsall Senior Cup.
Bewdley Town are at home to Bilbrook Santos in the JW Hunt Cup and in an all MFL first division clash in the Birmingham Midweek Floodlit Cup, Atherstone Town host Darlaston Town 1874.
All games kick off at 7.45pm
Full league fixture list
Uttoxeter Town v Walsall Wood
Wolverhampton Casuals v Hanley Town
Cradley Town v Stapenhill
Dudley Sports v Paget Rangers
WHITCHURCH Alport have been drawn away to Coventry Sphinx in the fifth round of the FA Vase.
Alport - who beat Congleton Town in the fourth round on Saturday - will travel to the United Counties League side on Saturday February 12 in the last 16 tie.
NEWS IN BRIEF
Walsall Wood Reserves are looking for an away friendly on Saturday January 29th in the absence of a league fixture.
They are looking to play either a reserve side or another MFL side and are happy to split costs.
If you can help, contact @Karlhughes88
First division side Cradley Town are looking for a physio to help in training and on matchdays.
Anyone interested can direct message Paul Madders at AyCradley on twitter or e-mail the club via the website.
Stourport Swifts have appointed Ryan Pratt as their new goalkeeping coach.
The former Dudley Sports and Cadbury Athletic goalkeeper had been carrying out a similar role at Lye Town. He will continue his work there coaching with the ladies team.
SUNDAY PICTURE FEATURE
DARLASTON Town 1874 kept up the pressure at the top of the first division with a 2-0 win at Khalsa Football Federation yesterday (Saturday) but were made to work hard.
Second half goals from Liam Wilkinson, his first league goal of the season, and debutant Ben Lund gave them the win.
Darlaston are playing catch up on their fixtures having had an enforced break and are still in the Birmingham County Midweek Floodlit Cup where they travel to Atherstone Town in the quarter finals on Tuesday night,
Pictures: Button Oak Photography.
WHITCHURCH Alport are in Monday's draw for the fifth round of the FA Vase after a 2-1 win over Congleton Town
Dan Skelton and Jack Griffiths gave them a two goal cushion at half time before Ethan Hartshorn reduced the deficit with ten minutes to go.
AFC Wulfrunians went above Worcester City in the premier division with a 3-1 win in front of 175 at the CKW Stadium.
Ty Knight, Aaron Bishop and Tom Poole were on target for Wulfunians, with an own goal from Ashley Jackson on 75 City's only reply.
Hanley Town march on at the top, Aaron Cole and Louis Dodds on target in a 2-0 win against Romulus whilst Lichfield City could only draw 1-1 at Wolverhampton Casuals, Dan Lomas their scorer after the home side's Matt Bestall had opened the scoring.
It was a late-late show at Stourport Swifts in their game at home to Stone Old Alleynians where the crowd hat to wait until added on time to see any goal action. Stourport took the lead on 93 minutes through Martin Slevin and Jack Tomlinson equalised for Stone on 95 minutes to make the score 1-1.
In division one Cradley Town got their second win in a week 1-0 at Nuneaton Griff whilst Stapenhill slipped up at home, losing 2-1 to Bilston Town Community Jake Healey and Adam Garmson on target for the Stelemen.
Dudley Town took advantage to go second on points after drawing 2-2 at Paget Rangers, Matty Gardner scoring on his debut but also missing a penalty for the Robins.
FA Vase Fourth Round
Whitchurch Alport 2 Congleton Town 1
AFC Wulfrunians 3 Worcester City 1
Bewdley Town 0 Racing Club Warwick 0
Boldmere St Michaels 2 Lye Town 2
Hanley Town 2 Romulus 0
Shifnal Town 4 Haughmond 2
Stourport Swifts 1 Stone Old Alleynians 1
Wolverhampton Casuals 1 Lichfield City 1
AFC Bridgnorth 1 Coventry Copsewood 5
Chelmsley Town 0 Wednesfield 1
Khalsa Football Federation 0 Darlaston Town 1874 2
Nuneaton Griff 0 Cradley Town 1
Paget Rangers 2 Dudley Town 2
Stapenhill 1 Bilston Town Community 2
OJM Black Country P-P Shawbury United
Ashby Ivanhoe P-P Atherstone Town
Heath Hayes P-P Dudley Sports
Coventry Alvis 3 Barnt Green Spartak 0
Earlswood Town 1 Boldmere Sports and Social Falcons 6
Fairfield Villa 2 Alcester Town 1
Hampton 2 Knowle 1
Inkberrow 1 Coton Green 2
Keniilworth Sporting 0 Redditch Borough 1
AFC Coventry Rangers 6 Leamington Hibernians 2
AFC Solihull 0 Coventrians 4
Balsall and Berkswell 1 Upton Town 0
Birmingham Tigers 0 Castle Vale Town 2
WHITCHURCH Alport carry the hopes of the Midland Football League into tomorrow's FA Vase fourth round
Walsall Wood's trip to Wroxham has been postponed with Wood having been dramatically removed from the competition this week for playing a suspended player, a decision they have decided not to appeal.
Alport entertain Congleton Town on Saturday in the last 32 tage of the competition, with a large crowd expected at Yockings Park.
In the Midland League Premier Division, fifth-placed AFC Wulfrunians could leap above visiting Worcester City if they win whilst Lye Town – winners over Wulfrunians last weekend and Shifnal in the week - travel to Boldmere St Michaels.
Boldmere will be hoping to close the gap on runaway leaders Hanley Town the latter slip up at home to Romulus
Bewdley Town – under the new management of Chris Cornes and Ryan Rowe – are at home to Racing Club Warwick, while Stourport Swifts take on Stone Old Alleynians and Wolverhampton Casuals host Lichfield City
Cradley Town will be hoping to build on a 3-2 victory at Bilston Town Community in midweek when they visit Nuneaton Griff in Midland One.
Bilston are at second-placed Stapenhill whtilst Dudley Town who are third on goal difference travel to Paget Rangers.
Full Fixture List
FA Vase Fourth Round
Whitchurch Alport v Congleton Town
AFC Wulfrunians v Worcester City
Bewdley Town v Racing Club Warwick
Boldmere St Michaels v Lye Town
Hanley Town v Romulus
Shifnal Town v Haughmond
Stourport Swifts v Stone Old Alleynians
Wolverhamton Casuals v Lichfield City
AFC Bridgnorth v Coventry Copsewood
Ashby Ivanhoe v Atherstone Town
Chelmsley Town v Wednesfield
Heath Hayes v Dudley Sports
Khalsa Football Federation v Darlaston Town 1874
Nuneaton Griff v Cradley Town
OJM Black Country v Shawbury United
Paget Rangers v Dudley Town
Stapenhill v Bilston Town Community
Division Two (2pm)
Bolehall Swifts v Lane Head
Earlswood v Boldmere Sports and Social Falcons
Fairfield Villa v Alcester Town
Coventry Alvis v Barnt Green Spartak
Inkberrow v Coton Green
Kenilworth SportingvRedditch Borough
Division Three (2pm)
AFC Coventry Rangers v Leamington Hibernian
AFC Solihull v Coventrians
Balsall and Berkswell v Upton Town
Bartley Reds v Central Ajax
Birmingham Tigers v Castle Vale Town
Sutton United v DSC United
rWALSALL WOOD plan to appeal against a decision which has seen them thrown out of this season's FA Vase competition
Wood were due to travel to Norfolk tomorrow (Saturday) to take on Wroxham of the Eastern Counties League in the fourth round but were informed by the FA yesterday they have been removed for allegedly playing a suspended player.
The decision is subject to appeal, and the club have cofirmed they are taking legal advice as they were told the player concerned was only suspended from county FA football, not national competitions.
They say they will not make any further comment until the next step is decided.
WEDNESFIELD FC have announced a trio of signings as they look to make a charge into the top six of the first division.
Zac Brown, Shaquille Lee and Ben Perks have all joined the Cottagers.
Brown, a forward, has joined from Khalsa Football Federation and Lee re-joins the club from AFC Bentley having captained Wednesfield in the 2017-18 season.
Defender Ben Perks captained Shifnal Town to three trophies last season and also has step six experience at Wolverhampton Sporting Community.
All three will be available for the game at Chelmsley Town on Saturday.
Below (L-R): Ben Perks, Zac Brown and Shaquille Lee
TIVIDALE forward Eshan Greer has signed for Market Drayton Town on a dual registration basis.
Town,who are five points adrift at the bottom of the Northern Premier League West Division, appointed former Shifnal Town player Matt Johnson as manager this week and he has started re-shaping the squad.
Tividale will retain the registration of Greer (pictured) for use in Midland Football League games.
IN last night's (Wedneday's) league game, Cradley Town surprised Bilston Town Community in the firt division with a 3-2 away win.
Cup action saw Lichfield City beat Walsall Wood 3-2 in the Walsall Senior Cup and Worcester City beat Evesham United 3-2 at home in the Worcestershire Senior Cup in front of 308..
BEWDLEY Town have appointed a new management team as they look to escape the lower reaches of the Midland Football League Premier.
Chris Cornes (pictured) and Ryan Rowe have joined the club after formerly being in charge at Worcester Raiders until October last year.
Phil Mullen will take on the role of general manager and coach Wayne Payton and goalkeeping coach Darren Steadman will stay on to work with Cornes and Rowe.
Paul Davies will be stepping down from his coaching duties at the club and the new managers will be in charge for the home game with Racing Club Warwick on Saturday.
THE two division one games last night (Tuesday) at Ashby Ivanhoe and Dudley Sports were postponed.
There was JW Hunt Cup action where Boldmere St Michaels thrashed Wrens Nest, 10-0 helped by five goals from Niall Rooney.
Lye Town beat Shifnal Town 4-1 away with goals from Harrison Cook, Adam Garmson, Oliver West and Ben Billingham.
Tonight's action in division one sees Bilston Town at home to Cradley Town.
In the Walsall Senior Cup, Lichfield City are at home to Walsall Wood and Worcestershire Senior Cup action sees Worcester City at home to Evesham United.
TONIGHT'S games at Ashby Ivanhoe and Dudley Sports in the first division have been postponed.
Stone Old Alleynians v Hednesford Town in the Staffordshire Senior Cup is also off.
But Sporting Khalsa's fixture in the Walsall Senior Cup quarter final against Wednesfield is on as is Shifnal Town v Lye Town in the JW Hunt Cup.
IN the Monday night game in the premier, Racing Club Warwick surprised Whitchurch Alport with a 2-1 win at Yockings Park.
Romario Martin and Daniel Murphy got the Warwick goals whilst Jimmy Garlick replied from the spot for Whitchurch.
Tuesday's league action is in division one and sees Ashby Ivanhoe host Darlaston Town 1874 and Dudley Sports entertain OJM Black Country.
JW Hunt cup action sees Shifnal Town at home to Lye Town and Boldmere St Michaels travelling to Wrens Nest.
In the Walsall Senior Cup, Wednesfield travel to Sportin Khalsa.
The Staffordshire Senior Cup game between Stone Old Alleynians and Hednesford Town has been postponed.
TONIGHT'S (Monday's) action in the premier division sees Whitchurch Alport at home to Racing Club Warwick.
Alport have a big FA Vase tie at home to Congleton on Saturday but tonight will see them looking to go joint fourth in the league with Worcester if they win.
Kick off at Yockings Park tonight is 7.45pm
WALSALL Wood have strengthened their squad with the signing of goalkeeper Callum Smith.
Smith (pictured in action) played for Nuneaton Borough until October and has also played for Worksop and, in the Midland Football League, Wolverhampton Sporting Community.
HANLEY Town won the top versus bottom game in the premier division with a comprehensive 6-0 win over Bewdley Town.
Charlie Walford got a brace and Jayden Cotterill, Jake Avery, Theo Stair and Aaron Cooke the others, five of the goals coming in the second half.
Lichfield City are second with two games in hand and beat Racing Club Warwick 4-1 with two more goals from Jack Edwards whilst the visitor's consolation came from Miracle Okafor.
Whitchurch go into the FA Vase next week in good form and won 2-0 away at Highgate United with goals from Dylan Bath and Jud Ellis.
Walsall Wood are another team still in the vase with a long trip to Norfolk next weekend and they warmed up with a 4-2 win at Haughmond, whose goals came from Louis Irvine and Sam Yeardley.
Lye Town arrested their recent poor form, Adam Meacham's eighth goal of the season giving them a 1-0 win over AFC Wulfrunians who were under new manager Craig Gregg.
Despite David Ablewhite of Stone Old Alleynians giving them an early lead at Romulus, they lost 5-1 as the home side turned it round through Kory Burke, Jordan Edwards, Call.um Rudd and two from Jack Whelan.
The fixtures at Tividale, Uttoxeter Town and Worcester City were postponed.
In division one, Atherstone Town went 16 points clear at the top after a 3-1 win over second placed Stapenhill. The goals came from Jo Obi, Mitch Piggon and Josh Beeson, Stapenhill replying through Connor Richins.
Dudley Town went level on points after a 2-1 win over Nuneaton Griff, with Dan Danks and Dan Jone on target whilst Darlaston Town 1874 played in their first game since November and won 2-1 in a fixture dedicated to the late Leon Taylor.
Hanley Town 6 Bewdley Town 0
Haughmond 2 Walsall Wood 4
Highgate United 0 Whitchurch Alport 2
Lichfield City 4 Racing Club Warwick 1
Lye Town 1 AFC Wulfs 0
Romulus 5 Stone Old Alleynians 1
Tividale P-P Stourport
Uttoxeter Town P-P Boldmere St Michaels
Worcester City P-P Wolverhampton Casuals
Atherstone Town 3 Stapenhill 1
Darlaston Town 1874 2Shawbury United 1
Dudley Town 2 Nuneaton Griff 1
Boldmere Sport and Sociall Falcons 1 Kenilworth Sporting 2
Cadbury Athletic 4 Fairfield Villa 2
AFC Coventry Rangers 7 Upton Town 1
Continental Star 0 Castle Vale Town 4
DSC United 1 Balsall and Berkswell 2
IT'S top versus bottom in the premier division at the Payaro Stadium on Saturday when Hanley Town take on Bewdley Town.
Hanley have only lost one game this season whilst Bewdley have only won two and conceded 82 goals in 20 games.
In the pack chasing Hanley, Worcester City play their first game for three weeks when they entertain Woverhampton Casuals at the County Sports Ground.
Boldmere St Michaels travel to Uttoxeter Town and Lichfield City entertain Racing Club Warwick.
A big game is in prospect in Division One when first place Atherstone Town take on second placed Stapenhill.
Stapenhill have two games in hand on the Adders but are 13 points behind at the start of play.
If Stapenhill do slip up, Dudley Town could take second spot as they entertain Nuneaton Griff at home whilst Darlaston Town 1874 play for the first time since November, at home to Shawbury.
FULL SATURDAY FIXTURE LIST
Hanley Town v Bewdley Town
Haughmond v Walsall Wood
Highgate United v Whitchurch Alport
Lichfield City v Racing Club Warwick
Lye Town v AFC Wulfrunians
Romulus v Stone Old Alleynians
Tividale v Stourport Swifts
Uttoxeter Town v Boldmere St Michaels
Worcester City v Wolverhampton Casuals.
Division One (3pm)
Atherstone Town v Stapenhill
Dudley Town v Nuneaton Griff
Darlaston Town 1874 v Shawbury United
Division Two (2pm)
Alcester Town v Hampton
Bart Green Spartak v Inkberrow
Boldmere Sports and Social Falcons v Kenilworth Sporting
Bolehall Swifts v Earlswood Town
Cadbury Athletic v Fairfield Villa
Division Three (2pm)
AFC Birmingham v Enville Athletic
AFC Coventry Rangers v Upton Town
AFC Solihull v Birmingham Tigers
Central Ajax v Sutton United
Continental Star v Castle Vale Town
Coventrians v Leamington Hibernian
DSC United v Balsall and Berkswell
IT'S been a busy week for Darlaston Town, who return to competitive action tomorrow (Saturday) for the first time since November 24 last year.
A number of fixtures were postponed in light of the death of Leon Taylor, and over Christmas the weather and Covid concerns also put paid to their festive programme.
A commemorative programme marking Leon's death has been produced for the first division game with Shawbury at The Paycare Stadium (3pm).
Although Darlaston have played two friendlies recently, the lack of league action means they face seven fixtures in 21 days in January.
Manager Dean Gill moved to boost his squad by signing five players this week.
They include three from Northern Premier League outfit Chasetown in experienced midfielder Mitchell Botfield, striker Ben Lund and youngster and wideman Harry Crook.
All are expected to be on display tomorrow.
NEWS IN BRIEF
AFC Wulfrunians have appointed former player Craig Gregg as their new boss after a successful spell
Gregg made over 300 appearances for Wulfrunians as a player and will be in charge for the trip to Lye
Town on Saturday.
In the Wednesday night fixture in the first division last night Nuneaton Griff beat Bilston Town Community 4-2 with a debut goal from Kyle Arbury, two from Nick Clarke and the other from Harry Donovan.
IN FIRST division action tonight (Wednesday), Nuneaton Griff take on seventh place Bilston Town at home.
Darlaston Town 1874 have not had much luck really with both their festive fixtures called off but will try again tonight when they entertain Chasetown in a friendly.
Admission at the Paycare Stadium is £3, with concessions £2 and under 10s free.
BOLDMERE ST Michaels won 6-1 at home to Bewdley Town in the early premier division kick off to keep the pressure on leaders Hanley Town.
There was two goals from Lewis Archer, one from Alex McSkeane, Harry Craven and Robbie Thompson-Brown plus an own goal. Bewdley's reply came late from Simon Rudd.
Hanley didn't let it bother them though, winning 5-1 at Haughmond with two goals from Reece Jones and others from Tim Sanders, Jake Avery and Chris Dagnall.
AFC Wulfrunians kept up their recent good form with a 1-0 win at Uttoxeter Town courtesy of a Chris Knight strike and Racing Club Warwick edged out at Lye at home by the same with a goal from Costus Lautaru.
There was drama at Castle Vale where the game between Romulus and Lichfield City was abandoned on 76 minutes with the score at 4-4 after a serious injury to Jamie Elkes.
In the first division, Atherstone Town kept up their title charge wit a 4-0 win at home to Heath Hayes, Ryan Quinn and Alex Naughton both getting two goals and Dudley Town beat Wolverhampton Sprting Community 2-0 with Lewis Taylor-Boyces' seventh of the season and the other from Dan Danks.
Dudley Sports are now bottom after a 2-0 defeat at Shawbury coupled with Khalsa Football Federation drawing 1-1 at home to Chelmsley Town whilst AFC Bridgnorth surpised Paget Rangers by beating them 4-1 away.
Boldmere St Michaels 6 Bewdley Town 1
Haughmond 1 Hanley Town 5
Romulus A-A Lichfield City
Racing Club Warwick 1 Lye Town 0
Uttoxeter Town 0 AFC Wulfrunians 1
Atherstone Town 4 Heath Hayes 0
Dudley Town 2 Wolverhampton Sporting Community 0
Khalsa Football Federation 1 Chelmsley Town 1
Paget Rangers 1 AFC Bridgnorth 4
Shawbury United 2 Dudley Sports 0
Inkberrow 2 Alcester Town 1
Lane Head 1 Cadbury Athletic 2
Leamington Hibernian 0 AFC Solihull 3
Sutton United 5 Castle Vale Town 0
Upton Town 5 Bartley Reds 0
Continental Star 1 DSC United 1
AFC Coventry Rangers 5 Coventrians 1
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