DUDLEY Sports missed their chance to move out of the West Midlands Premier Division's bottom six after they suffered a 7-1 hammering at top of the table Malvern Town.

Dismayed Sports boss Tony Gore admitted: "I really don't know what to do next. We're shipping goals at the moment like its going out of fashion.

"It's difficult enough when you're playing the top sides, but you don't need to go and give them a helping hand. At the moment we're just committing suicide!

"We were doing OK for the first hour, but we keep making the same mistakes and we're not learning from them.

"Usually I'm optimistic about turning things around, but I don't want to be in a position where I'm in the league just making the numbers up!

Sports fell behind to a Lewis Platt goal after 18 minutes when the ball appeared to spin into the net off goalkeeper Ewan Mountjoy.

Redditch United loanee Kyle Belmonte made it 2-0 just before half time.

But after the break, the floodgates began to open.

Platt plundered a third goal and Harry Wickett headed home a fourth before one of the league's leading marksmen Josh Hunt, who'd just been recruited from Wellington, struck with two more goals.

Sam Whitton made it a magnificent seven for Malvern before Josh Harris-James netted a consolation goal for Sports in the 89th minute.

Gore will try to pick-up his Sports side in time to face groundshare rivals Smethwick Rangers this Saturday but admitted: "It will be tough. Smethwick like nothing better than putting one over us."