SEDGLEY and Gornal United bounced back from their first setback of the season to remain firmly in the hunt for Beacon Sunday Football League honours.

Having been on the receiving end of a 6-1 scoreline at the hands of reigning Redbox Signmakers Beacon champions Dynamo Dudley the previous weekend, United responded by pulling off an identical victory over visiting Shere Punjab Wolves, writes Dave McLean.

It was just the result the Tipton based outfit were seeking as they fired five second half goals to see off ten man Shere Punjab's strong challenge.

United were pegged back after taking an early advantage, before the game changed after Shere Punjab had a player red-carded just before the interval. Tom Timmins led the six-goal spree with a brace, with other efforts arriving from Ashley Walker, Andy Day, Jack Kelly and an own goal. Harpreet Sangha was on the mark for the visitors.

The latest round of Championship fixtures saw the chasing pack of four all register wins to remain on the heels of Dudley Dynamo, who made it seven victories in nine when eventually easing to a convincing 9-3 triumph.

This after winless opponents Cannock United had come from a goal down to shock the champions and lead 2-1 after 24 minutes with two goals in as many minutes from hat-trick front man Ryan Shoemark.

Both teams were hit by injury going into the fixture and it was the more experienced Dynamo squad who eventually eased home with goals from Steve Jones (three), Luke McDonnell, Ben Hickman (both two), Aaron Lloyd and Alan Parkes.

In the Paycare Development Division, leaders Bloxwich Rangers under-21s were another team bouncing back after a first league loss. They took on a Dudley Rangers United outfit unbeaten in six league and cup games and ran out convincing 6-0 winners.

FC Premier under-21s moved level on points with second place AFC Sporting Gornal with a fifth league victory in seven after thumping Quarry Bank based AFC Springfield 11-0, as no fewer than eight players found the target.