DUDLEY Rangers United secured a second Sports Shop Kingswinford Clinton Cup group win as they edged home 4-3 at Penn Rovers this week, writes Dave McLean.

Rovers, who had shown great battling qualities to strike back from 3-1 down to level the scores, suffered late heartache when United fired an 87th minute winner.

Clinching this latest win for Dudley were the quartet of Liam Ingram, Sam Stokes, Callum Campbell and Sam Collier, with Braidyn Rhodes, Declan Aubrey and Alex Hale pushing United all the way. AFC Sporting Gornal slipped up 3-2 at group leaders Bloxwich Rangers.

In the Redbox Signmakers Beacon Championship, reigning champions Dynamo Dudley chalked up an eighth league success as they claimed a narrow 2-1 home win over Sedgley & Gornal United.

As a result, Dynamo moved five points clear at the top, although all their nearest challengers have games in hand. Ben Hickman and Kyle Carter secured this latest Dynamo triumph, with Tom Timmins replying.

Claregate Park Rangers boss Gary Cooper felt hard done by as his side slipped to a narrow 2-1 defeat at home to Lower Gornal based Fiveways Inn in the Wilkes Tranter Chell Cup qualifiers. Having trailed at the interval to a James Gadd effort, Claregate levelled the scores through Kane Lewis.

Just two minutes remained when a Claregate defender went down after suffering a facial injury following a clash of heads. The referee did not stop the game and Fiveways went through to net the winner through Josh Hanson.

Shere Punjab Wolves, playing their first fixture since mid-November, finally saw action and emerged 4-3 winners at home to Coseley based Beacon Lions.

Just after the interval the hosts appeared to be well on their way to all three points as they opened up a 3-0 lead. But credit to the Lions, they stormed back to level matters, only to concede a late penalty, converted by Shere with ten minutes remaining.

On target for Shere were Grib Grekon (two), Isaac Cooper and Harpreet Sangha, with Jason Wood (two) and Adam Woodward responding for the Lions.