DUDLEY Sports manager Tony Gore has hit out at the finances being bandied about in the West Midlands Premier League this season.

Gore, whose team saw their three-game winning run ended with a 7-2 defeat at Wolverhampton Casuals last Saturday, says the competition is starting to have an unfair balance due to high-spending rivals.

He said: "It was a typical situation that we'll find this season. We'll lose a few games by big scores when we come up against sides with much bigger budgets.

"We are capable of competing with sides around us and causing a few upsets this season but we certainly won't be challenging for the title. Clubs without money can't win this league any longer.

"You'll never be able to challenge when there are teams paying crazy money to players who could be playing two or three levels higher.

"We are having to compete against sides that are paying £600, £700 or even £800 a week. You can't blame them for doing it but the league has an unfair balance about it now and it makes life very difficult at times.

"Of course we'll try and compete as best we can but the reality is that we have to expect to get beat by big scorelines from time to time as clubs splash out on firepower."

Sports will face Black Country Rangers away this Saturday and Gore has backed his side to string together another winning run.

He added: "We were a bit naive at times on Saturday but you will get that from time to time with such a young team.

"We will be inconsistent. One week it's Juventus the next it's Frey Bentos!

"I expect us to go and bounce back and win at Black Country Rangers and we definitely have the ability to put another run together. We have played some breathtaking football at times and just need to make sure we don't get too disheartened when we suffer a big loss against a side with a much bigger budget."