CRADLEY Town could be forgiven for cursing their bad luck as they were beaten 3-2 following a couple of stoppage time goals from bottom of the table Bilston Town.

Exchanges began well enough for Cradley who claimed the lead through a 12th minute strike from Kieran Day.

But the Steelmen struck back to level through Sam Melia right at the start of second half exchanges.

Cradley regained the lead on 56 minute through Jamie Tomlinson and looked set to seal the points when matters took a dramatic turn deep into added time.

It looked as though Cradley would have to settle for a share of the points when prolific marksman Kevin Nickle netted another equaliser on 96 minutes.

But worse followed when Yannick Gomez stunned Cradley by converting a third Bilston goal two minutes later.

It was Bilston's first win of the season and enabled them to leapfrog ahead of Cradley who slip to second from bottom as a result.

Dudley Sports drew a blank with a goalless encounter at Wednesfield but at least had a vital point to show for their efforts.

It proved a bleak day in the FA Vase for Black Country Rangers who were blitzed 8-0 by Hinckley side Leicester Road.

But there was better news for Dudley Town who snatched a slender 1-0 success over fellow West Midlands League side Smethwick Rangers at Tividale on Friday courtesy of a single strike from Lewis Taylor-Boyce.

Dudley Town turn their attention to league duty this Saturday with a trip to Wednesfield while Dudley Sports entertain AFC Bridgnorth.

Bewdley Town bid to continue their 100 per cent start when they host Worcester Raiders as second faces third place.

Both Cradley Town and Black Country Rangers will attempt to erase the memory of this week's results when they clash at Beeches View Avenue.