BEWDLEY Town continue to breathe down the neck of long time leaders Shifnal Town following a compelling week in the West Midlands League title race.

Second placed Bewdley cut Shifnal's advantage to six points in midweek after beating the Shropshire side 2-0 at Ribbesford Meadow courtesy of two Luke Morris goals.

Bewdley followed up by maintaining the pressure when pulling off a 2-1 win at Worcester Raiders.

Chris Seekings struck first for Bewdley when scoring direct from a first half free kick only for Raiders to recover and level before before the break through a header from Dan Flowers.

Luke Morris came to Bewdley's rescue again when netting with a second half header to seal the points.

It could have been even better news for Bewdley as Shifnal struggled to get the better of 10 men Pershore Town.

Despite having Tom Harding sent off in the first half, Pershore still managed to go 2-1 in front during the second half thanks to goals from James Baldwin and Dave Aldington.

Shifnal survived the scare to hit back and secure a 3-2 success through goals from Kyle Montague, Brad Sharman and Jay Holdcroft.

Bewdley have a break from league action this week when they entertain Kidderminster Harriers in a Worcestershire County Cup clash on Tuesday night before playing host to Black Country Rangers on Saturday.

Dudley Town reinforced their third place position on Friday night following a magnificent 7-3 success over local rivals Dudley Sports at Sporting Khalsa's Noose Lane ground.

Jay Hewitt led the scoring spree with a hat-trick while Justin Nisbett, Todd Perry, Nathaniel Graham and Alex Perry also hit the target for the Robins.

Will Tibbetts thumped home a hat-trick for Sports in response but couldn't prevent his side slipping to just one point off bottom spot.

Both sides can do it all again on Tuesday in the return fixture at Hillcrest Avenue in Brierley Hill.

On Saturday, Sports entertain Wednesfield while Dudley Town host Wolves Sporting Community.

Former Stourbridge striker Kayelden Brown continued his good run of form in front of goal by netting twice as Black Country Rangers beat bottom of the table Cradley Town 3-0..

Jared Daniels added a third Black Country goal as both sides struggled to cope with the windy conditions.

Black Country make the short trip to Tividale based Smethwick Rangers on Tuesday before travelling to Bewdley on Saturday.

Cradley must try and claw a result at home to Bilston Town on Saturday but face a tough task after the Steelmen put seven past Darlaston on Saturday.

Supersub Liam Williams came to Smethwick's rescue this week when netting twice in their 2-2 draw at AFC Bridgnorth.