BUOYANT Black Country Rangers pulled off the shock result of the season by becoming the first side to take points off runaway leaders Shifnal Town.

The Shropshire side had previously swept all before them so far this term having reeled off a 100 per cent 15 match winning spree.

But Shifnal were finally undone by Brierley Hill-based Black Country who came from behind to clinch a stunning 3-2 success.

Former Stourbridge frontman Kayelden Brown proved Black Country's hat-trick hero by netting all three of their goals.

That was after Shifnal had taken the lead through prolific hitman Tom Hill, the league's leading marksman, who cracked home his 28th goal of the campaign.

Brown levelled matters before Hill restored Shifnal's lead by the break when netting from the penalty spot.

The second half belonged to Black Country with Brown bagging two more goals to seal a memorable success.

Black Country rise to fourth place as a result of this victory and will look to improve that position further when they entertain Wolves Casuals this Tuesday night at Hillcrest Avenue before playing hosts to struggling Cradley Town on Saturday.

Shifnal's surprise setback enabled second placed Bewdley Town to cut the gap down to nine points after they pulled off an impressive 5-2 triumph over AFC Bridgnorth in the Severn Valley derby, while enhancing their 100 per cent home record at Ribbesford Meadow in the process.

Brilliant Bewdley effectively blew Bridgnorth away in the opening 16 minutes by building a soaraway 4-0 lead!

Simon Rudd headed home a fifth minute Luke Morris cross and then added a second goal on nine minutes by converting from a Chris Seekings corner.

Matt Kerby cracked home a third on 12 minutes before Rudd completed his quick-fire hat-trick when netting from another Morris cross.

Anwar Olugbon clawed a goal back for Bridgnorth before half time but Bewdley were in no mood to surrender their advantage with Morris adding a fifth on 52 minutes.

Olugbon bagged a second goal for Bridgnorth but was denied his hat-trick when Bewdley shotstopper Joe Sidaway saved his 77th minute penalty.

Bewdley host Shifnal Town in a tempting top of the table clash on Tuesday and then travel to Worcester Raiders on Saturday.

Dudley Town stay third in the table, five points behind Bewdley after plundering a late draw at Worcester Raiders.

Former Stourbridge and Kidderminster Harriers striker Ryan Rowe rifled Raiders in front but the Robins replied with a last gasp goal from Alex Perry.

Dudley Town take on Smethwick Rangers this Tuesday night at Sporting Khalsa's ground and then welcome local rivals Dudley Sports in a Friday night kick-off.

Struggling Sports remain second from bottom following a damaging 4-0 defeat at home to third from bottom Wem Town.

Goals from Callum Briscoe, Dan Cohen, Harry Ioannou and Chris Peel proved too much for Sports.

Bottom of the pile Cradley Town were equally undone as they also beaten by a 4-0 margin at home to Wednesfield.

Cradley made a decent fist of the opening 45 minutes but then fell behind on the stroke of half time when goalkeeper Jack O'Day could only palm a Callum Wood free kick onto the back of defender Adam Jones and then watch in horror as the ball rebounded into the net.

Ben Novis netted a second Wednesfield goal on 55 minutes, scoring at the second attempt after O'Day had blocked his initial effort.

O'Day was at fault for the third goal when his misplaced clearance kick went straight to Novis, who made no mistake.

Louie Mason then provided a fourth Wednesfield goal from the penalty spot following a disputed handball decision.

Cradley will look to improve on Tuesday when they take on Wolves Sporting Community at Beeches View Avenue.

Tividale-based Smethwick Rangers reeled off a pleasing 4-1 win over Littleton at Packwood Road.

Harvey Walker walloped home twice while prolific local marksmen Chris Bladen and Geoff Hill added their names to the scoresheet.

Smethwick attempt to continue their climb up the table on Saturday when they travel to Bridgnorth.