Report submitted by Beacon League

Sedgley Sporting extended their 100 per cent league start to three games after converting a dramatic last minute spot kick in their latest outing away to a strong CTS United outfit.

Having finished runners up in Beacon Sunday league's top tier last season when going under the banner of Sedgley & Gornal United, the newly named Sedgley Sporting emerged with maximum points for the third successive game when edging home 2-1, writes Dave McLean.

In a closely contested Concentric Sales & Lettings Western division affair, Sam Stokes broke the deadlock for CTS on 55 minutes when he too made no mistake from the spot.

With 15 minutes to go, Gregg Poole levelled matters for Sporting, before Tom Timmins held his nerve in the very last minute to secure all three points for the visitors, who occupy second spot in goal difference from Woodside Inn, with a match in hand.

Woodside recovered from their first league defeat the previous weekend to hit visiting Coseley 6-0, goals from Reece Harper, Kyle Carter, Adam West, Morgan Booth and Steve Coates (two) inflicting the damage. An outstanding 35-yard volley from Coates was the pick of the bunch!

Chasing down the top two early on are Netherton Tigers and Blades FC who are both two points adrift after respective victories over Sporting Black Country (12-3) and Wrens Nest Rangers (7-3).

Seven players were on the scoresheet for the Tigers and leading the charge was four-goal Luke Fellows, with good support from Kyle Maxwell, Kurtis Wedgbury (both two), Kieran Fellows, Liam Hickman, Dean Powers and Declan Fellows. The replies came from Scott Pearson (two) and Bradley Abrahams.

Hat-trick hero Jack Hill was the player in form for Blades, whose other efforts came from Alistair Brown, Kieran Hearne, Callum Allchurch and Louis Richards. Wrens Nest, who had led 3-2 at the interval, had Tyler Maryland (two) and Tom Winnell finding the target.

After opening with three successive defeats, Sedgley Rangers got off the mark with a hard fought 2-1 home success against local rivals Dudley Rangers United, with Gregg Corbett and an own goal securing the spoils, while Oly Hartland responded.

There was a second league win in three for FC Premier 2014 as they recovered from conceding two first half goals to emerge worthy 5-2 victors against visiting AFC Sporting Gornal.

Dan Meredith was the star of this performance for Premier with a fine treble, supported by Jermelle Banner and an own goal. Jordan Robinson and Grant Davis had given AFC Sporting a promising start before Premier stormed back.