LIFT off was completed in Beacon Sunday league's newly established over-30s section this week.

Teams in the ten-strong Roger Brindley Cup have now all played at least their opening fixture and have very much given the thumbs up to this age group competition.

The Brindley Cup is split into two qualifying groups of five and AFC Dormston, who play their home games at Barnhurst Lane, Pendeford have made an impressive start in Group A.

This week they made it two successive wins to top the section with an 8-0 away success at Black Country Fusion.

Ed Cooke was the star of the show with a well taken hat trick, support coming from Joe Maidley, David Stokes (both two) and Richie Hubbell.

Springvale Vets, who have taken over from Coven United Vets, emerged 5-1 victors at Orton Vale with a fine treble from Ben Wilkins. Making it a nap hand were Aiden Edmunds and Mark Ashurst. Karl Rogers replied with a late consolation penalty for Orton.

In Group B, Wednesbury Athletic are the early leaders after chalking up a second win, edging home 3-2 against visiting Mount Wombourne.

The Latics took a 3-1 interval advantage but the Mount kept things close with a second goal after the break. Richard Gummery hit two for Athletic and Andrew Sperling one, with replies from Neil Sherwood and Glyn Thomas.

Meanwhile, Sedgley and Gornal United retained top spot in the Beacon Sunday league top tier this week - on goal difference!

The Tipton based early frontrunners let slip a 2-0 first half lead in their seventh match of the Concentric Property Beacon Championship campaign at home to Claregate Park Rangers 2nds and had to settle for a share of four goals, writes Dave McLean.

United appeared to be heading for a fifth league triumph as Liam Johns and Brad Lewis put them in control.

However, just before the break Claregate cut the deficit through Jamal Ewan and Tony Angello grabbed an equaliser.

This outcome enabled reigning champions Claregate Park Rangers to pull level on points after Gary Cooper's outfit returned to winning ways with a 4-1 home success over Beacon Lions.

Having been soundly beaten by S & G the previous week Claregate responded well and a first goal in three years from Josh Hodson put them on the path to a fourth league success.

Beacon did level the scores through Reece Dabbs before a well executed 25 yard free kick from Kane Lewis gave Rangers the interval lead. In the second period Claregate doubled their tally thanks to Daniel Burns and Chadd Birch.

Newly promoted Trysull Tigers consolidated third spot with a third league victory, this time 3-0 at home to FC Premier U21s.

Cal Kearney gave the Tigers the lead before Aaron Bolton fired a second half double.

In the Paycare Development Division it was six of the best for table toppers CTS United as they retained their 100 percent record with 6-1 success against AFC Sporting Gornal.

It was six straight league victories for United who now head the pack by five points. On target for CTS were Luke Hickman (three), Jay Crumpton, Sam Astley and Sam Stokes. Sporting's late reply came from the penalty spot scored by Jordan Robinson.

In a one-sided affair, Cannock United hit an understrength Health Direct 11-0 to register their second league win, goals from John Titley four, Chris Murdoch, Chad Hurcone (both two), Ryan Shoemark, Glen Walker and Dan Haldron.

Finally this week, basement outfit Coseley FC picked up their second point of the season with a battling 2-2 draw at home to Penn Rovers.

Jordan Norris and Jack Dean had given Coseley a 2-0 interval advantage, but their hopes of much-needed first success were denied by Matt Frost and James Craig.