DUDLEY Sports threw themselves a relegation lifeline with a dramatic 2-1 win at Shifnal Town to climb out of the bottom three.

But Sports left it late to snatch victory with Emile Beckford bagging a 95th minute winner.

Sports had secured a 70th minute lead through Adam Skeldon but looked as though they would have to settle for a share of the points after Shifnal levelled in the 92nd minute.

Credit to Sports, who kept going and were rewarded when youngster Donovan Westwood, a recruit from Lye Town youth team, crossed for Beckford to blast home with the last kick of the game.

At the opposite end of of the table, league leaders Tividale did Sports a favour by beating next-to-bottom side Pershore Town 2-1.

The result maintained Tivi's seven point lead at the top but they cannot afford to slip-up as second placed Haughmond continue to breath down their necks while having the luxury of two games in hand.

Dead ball specialist Darragh Bustin set Tivi on the winning trail by netting with a trade mark free kick which he curled around Pershore's defensive wall.

Bustin then completed a brace when he converted from a Dan Smith cross.

Pershore pulled back a stoppage time consolation goal but apart from that, never threatened.

Tivi attempt to book their place in the Birmingham Midweek Floodlit Cup Final on Wednesday night when they entertain Midsland League side Chelmsley Town at Packwood Road.

Determined Tivi will be out for revenge as Chelmsley knocked Dave King's side out of the FA Vase earlier in the season.

Tivi could face Dudley Sports in the final as Tony Gore's men make the daunting trip to Atherstone's 'snake-pit' in the other semi-final on Tuesday.

Sports also have a huge game on their hands this Saturday when they entertain fellow strugglers Pershore Town at Hillcrest Avenue, while Tivi host rock bottom Pegasus Juniors.

Cradley Town's chances of a top half finish stalled somewhat with a 1-1 draw against Herefordshire side Wellington.

Dan Bell fired Cradley in front after Nigel Penney had chested down Jerry Koomson's 57th minute corner.

Wellington were back level on 78 minutes when Sam Pearson's miss-timed shot trickled its way through to Saul Thomas who was able to slot home past Cradley 'keeper Ben Manley.

Cradley entertain Shawbury United this Saturday at Beeches View Avenue

Black Country Rangers remain on track for a top six finish despite suffering a 2-0 defeat to fifth placed Malvern Town.

Dane Mike headed home Harry Clark's corner to put Malvern in front on 48 minutes.

Malvern made sure of the points after 75 minutes when Redditch United loanee Dave Reynolds intercepted and scored from an intended back pass to goalkeeper Connor Hopkins.

Black Country take on Shifnal Town this Saturday at Gornal Athletic's Garden Walk while Dudley Town make the short journey to Bewdley Town who remain in the running for a top six finish following their 2-0 win at basement side Pegasus thanks to second half strikes from Tom Smith and Simon Rudd.