REIGNING league and Lester Cup winners Dynamo Dudley suffered a setback in their push for a fourth successive Redbox Signmakers Beacon Championship title when going down 4-2 at the hands of visiting Shere Punjab Wolves, writes Dave McLean.

Having been on the receiving end of a 7-2 scoreline against Dynamo earlier in the campaign, Shere Punjab showed a greater determination this time around and clinical finishing from hat-trick hero Arun Sanghera secured a well earned victory. Karzan Grezay also scored for Shere, with Steve Jones and Aaron Dunn replying.

And there was very much a cup theme on the Beacon Sunday scene this week as four teams secured quarter final spots in the league's flagship knockout competition.

And there was one major upset in the NDT Midlands Lester Charity Cup as Paycare Development Division pacesetters Bloxwich Rangers under-21s outgunned top tier visitors FC Premier 2-0.

Also progressing to round three were were FC Premier under-21s (v AFC Sporting Gornal), Kurdish United (v Lower Gornal based Fiveways Inn) and Penn Rover Having lost out to Kurdish in the league the previous week, Fiveways took the lead against the former through Andy Millington. However, Kurdish struck back with three in each half to book their last eight place.

Completing the quartet of second round Lester Charity Cup winners were FC Premier under-21s who had Hayden Deeming notching a brace in a 5-1 home success against fellow league rivals AFC Sporting Gornal for whom FC Jordan Robinson netted a consolation.

Two first round ties were also completed in the same knockout competition and Claregate Park Rangers conceded two early goals at Coseley-based Beacon Lions, before bouncing back in style with six of the best. Thomas Rutherford and Reece Dabbs had given Beacon early hope.

In league action Trysull Tigers leapfrogged latest opponents Dudley Rangers United to move back into the top three in the Paycare Development Division.

The Tigers eventually roared to a 6-3 success, but not before Dudley had showed great battling qualities. Having relinquished an early advantage, Dudley twice levelled the scores, only to concede three late goals and the points.

Grabbing the limelight for Trysull were Tom Hudson, Steve Rickhuss (both two), Jake Cope and Finn Bellamy, with the trio of Aaron Jones, Shaun Finch and Jordan Whitehorse responding.