TABLE toppers Tividale enter 2019 with a compelling 14 point lead on top of the West Midlands League following a clinical 6-0 success at neighbouring Cradley Town.

With just 13 league games remaining, it's a question as to whether anyone can catch Dave King's trailblazers as the Packwood Road side continue to set a furious charge towards the title.

Tivi didn't have matters all their own way in the first half against Cradley and the Hammers could have easily taken the lead as both Jerry Kooman and Dan Bell went close.

It took a solitary penalty to separate the sides at half time, Tivi dead ball specialist Darragh Bustin netting with his 17th goal of the season after Lucas Muckley was judged to have brought down Dan Smith.

Tivi then took charge in the second half and increased the lead with an unstoppable free kick fired in by Bradley Welding.

Key marksman Demetri Brown and substitute Alex Cameron both bagged a brace of of goals, Brown taking his league tally to 26 goals, just one behind overall leader Kieron Miller from Wolves Casuals.

Casuals remained locked together with Shrewsbury side Haughmond in second spot as both secured clinical victories.

Miller managed to net twice as Casuals coasted to a 3-0 beating of Bridgnorth while Haughmond hammered Dudley Sports 7-0.

Shrewsbury Town loanee Jack Leask scored twice as did Scott Ryan while Steve Hole, Aaron Simms and substitute Matt Fletcher completed the carnage against a much changed Dudley Sports side who never gave up.

Sports stay fourth from bottom by virtue of the fact all three bottom sides also lost.

Rock bottom Pegasus Juniors were slammed 7-0 by Shifnal Town while next-to-bottom Pershore Town suffered a slender 1-0 reverse at Dudley Sports based Smethwick Rangers.

Third from bottom Wem Town remain two points adrift of Dudley Sports after crashing 3-1 at Malvern Town.

Biggest upset of the day saw fourth placed Black Country Rangers beaten 3-0 at Hereford Lads Club.

The result leaves Gornal based Black Country 19 points behind Tividale with five games in hand.

Tivi attempt to stretch their formidable lead still further this Saturday when they visit Dudley Town, who are now based at Sporting Khalsa's Noose Lane ground.

Dudley Sports entertain Cradley Town in a local derby at Hillcrest Avenue while Black Country bid to redeem themselves when they host high flying Haughmond at Garden Walk.