FORMER Stourbridge star Sean Geddes signalled his return from injury by netting for Black Country Rangers in their 4-0 win at Tividale-based Smethwick Rangers.

Geddes has taken charge of Black Country as player-manager but has been sidelined so far this season with a lengthy injury.

Geddes soon made his mark while further goals from Aman Gill, Jevaughni Robinson and Jason Wood sealed the points for Black Country following a recent run of poor results.

Bewdley Town remain locked at the top with rivals Shifnal Town after both sides reeled off a fifth straight win.

Bewdley blitzed bottom of the table Bilston Town 4-1 but the margin of victory should have been considerably wider.

Wasteful Bewdley should have been in front after four minutes when Ellis Stubbins picked out striker Dylan Hart who rounded stand-in goalkeeper Scott Hamilton but then struck the post.

Hart soon made amends by going onto score a hat-trick.

His first goal arrived on 11 minute when he turned home a cross from Matt Kerby

Hart then intercepted a poor back-pass to make it 2-0 on 27 minutes.

Bilston pulled a goal back from the penalty spot when Sam Melia slotted home at the second attempt after Bewdley shotstopper Joe Sidaway saved his initial effort.

But Bewdley put the issue out of sight, Hart making it 3-0 from a Stubbins free kick before Sam Parmenter made certain of the points by planted home a header when unmarked from a free kick.

Bewdley should have scored more, especially when Simon Rudd struck the crossbar while Hamilton produced some outstanding saves to keep out Ben Worthington and Ben Priest.

Fellow early season pacesetters Shifnal Town head the table, but by the slenderest of goal difference margins after they eclipsed fellow Shropshire side Shawbury United 3-0, Tom Hill Hitting home twice while Kyle Montague provided the other.

Dudley Town secured a 5-1 walloping of next to bottom Wem Town.

Connor Archer cracked home a couple of goals while Mitch Lawley, Will Fellows and Lewis Taylor-Boyce were also on the mark.

Dudley Sports picked up a pleasing 2-2 draw against Wolves Sporting Community where Jared Daniels and Jamarley Rouse rifled home for the Brierley Hill based side.

Cradley Town crashed to another defeat when beaten 3-2 by AFC Bridgnorth.

Alert Anwar Olugbon struck after just six seconds when he intercepted a wayward back header.

Dom Court cracked home a second Bridgnorth goal before Cradley finally got going and clawed a goal back through Lucas Muckley.

But Olugbon made it 3-1 just two minutes later when turning home from close range following a corner.

Adam Skeldon supplied a Cradley consolation goal seven minutes into stoppage time when thumping home direct from a free kick.

Dudley Town return to FA Vase duty this Friday night when they make the short trip to Tividale based Smethwick Rangers.

Black Country Rangers also bid to progress in the Vase when they host Hinckley side Leicester Road at the former Oldbury United ground in York Road on Saturday while Gornal Athletic visit Shawbury United.

Cradley Town look to get their league campaign back on track with a trip to bottom side Bilston Town who are still seeking their first win, while Wednesfield entertain Dudley Sports.