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Sports can't build on super start
5:00pm Thursday 20th September 2012 in Football
DUDLEY Sports snapped up a resounding 4-0 success over strugglers Willenhall Town in the West Midlands Premier Division but then crashed 3-1 at home to a classy Wolverhampton Casuals side in midweek.
New signing, from Smethwick, Luke Williams bagged a brace of goals against Willenhall while Jack Moore and Craig Stevens also proved on target.
However, Sports proved unable to capitalise on an excellent start against Casuals after Craig Tibbetts had fired them into the lead.
Casuals came back to level before half-time and then went on to claim all the points.
Sports boss Tony Gore claimed: “We played with a great deal of pride and Casuals gave us some very nice comments afterwards — but they didn’t give us any points.”
Sports travel to Bustleholme on Saturday.
They then host Lye Town at Hillcrest Avenue next Tuesday.
Lye warmed up for their meeting with a cracking 4-2 win over close neighbours Cradley Town in the FA Vase.
Former Redditch United player Damian Whitcombe fired Lye in front from the penalty spot, but was later sent off.
Cradley then clawed themselves in front through goals from Richard Thomas-Robinson and new recruit Nathan Jones before being reduced to 10 men themselves when Sam Wilkinson saw red.
Lye responded to reach the next stage when Ben Jevons, Ricard Anslow and substitute Callum Evitts converted further goals.
Lye look to maintain their 100 per cent league start when they entertain table toppers Black Country Rangers on Saturday.
Rangers reinforced their title credentials after knocking Midland Alliance side Boldmere St Michaels out of the FA Vase by a resounding 4-0 margin with former Wolves youngster Liam Hughes hitting all of them.
Determined Dudley Town obtained a 1-1 draw with much fancied Shropshire side Wellington Amateurs despite being reduced to 10 men.
The Robins had full back Steve Edmunds dismissed before taking the lead through Grant Joshua.
Wellington were unable to respond until five minutes from time when Steve Fauxy fored home.
The Robins returned to the Dell Stadium on Wednesday where they secured a 3-0 win over Wolverhampton Sporting Community. On Saturday they host Herefordshire side Wellington.
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