TIVIDALE'S title charge took a dramatic turn for the worst when they were soundly thumped 5-1 at Herefordshire side Wellington.

Paul Jones plundered a hat-trick for Wellington while Sam Pearson and Luke Griffiths grabbed further goals.

Alex Cameron clawed a goal back for Tivvy to make it 3-1 at one stage but there was no chance of a recovery.

Tivvy spokesman Leon Murray admitted: "We made far too many errors and there were no excuses. Wellington were superb and produced their best performance of the season."

Tivvy's defeat could have serious consequences as second placed side Haughmond can now overtake them as they remain seven points adrift, but with three games in hand.

Cradley Town have climbed to tenth place after pulling off a compelling 3-1 win at bottom side Pegasus Juniors.

Jerry Koomson continued his good form in front of goal by opening Cradley's account after chasing a through ball from Mark Bennett to cleverly chip over advancing goalkeeper Brandon Powell.

Cradley increased the lead with a second half penalty from Nigel Penney after Dan Danks had been fouled.

Danks added a third goal thanks to some unselfish play from Cameron Milne, who drew keeper Powell before setting up Danks to score.

But Cradley still managed to give Pegasus a glimmer of hope when Elliott Payne pounced on a poor back-pass to pull a goal back.

Sam Lester slotted home the only goal as Bewdley Town bagged a 1-0 win at Shifnal Town to stay within striking distance of the top six.

Black Country Rangers remain sixth in the table despite suffering a 5-2 reverse at fourth placed Wednesfield while Dudley Sports slipped up at Bilston Town Community when beaten 3-1.

This Saturday Tivvy take on Shifnal Town at Packwood Road while Dudley Town travel to Hereford Lads Club.

Dudley Sports host Wellington while Cradley Town entertain Pershore Town.

Black Country Rangers face Wem Town at Gornal Athletic's Garden Walk ground.