DUDLEY Town attempt to create club history this Saturday when they travel to Northamptonshire side Wellingborough Town bidding to reach the Buildbase FA Vase Third Round for the first time.

The Robins have already removed, Stapenhill, Smethwick Rangers and Lichfield City from this season's competition but are eager to progress further.

It follows a massive turnaround in fortunes following a turbulent summer that saw the Robins lose manager Dean Whitehouse and most of their players who moved to join rivals Lye Town.

The Robins responded by recruiting Matthew Lovatt as manager from West Midlands League Division One side Sikh Hunters and haven't looked back since.

Secretary Dave Ferrier said: "We warmed to Matthew as soon as we met him. He's been a real breath of fresh air and has created a really good atmosphere around the club.

"It hasn't been easy for Matthew because he had to completely rebuild the squad. He brought a number of players with him from Sikh Hunters who are talented and have really stepped up to the plate.

"We've asked Matthew to try and get us into the West Midland League Premier Division top six. Anything else is a bonus."

Lovatt has already exceeded expectations by taking the Robins up to fourth place.

The squad has also been boosted considerably by the return of key player Owen Massey from Lye while Lewis Archer, brother of former Stourbridge and Bury striker Jordan Archer, has arrived from Alvechurch.

Another brother, Aaron Archer, has joined Lovatt on the coaching team.

Despite their nomadic status, crowds have been on the increase this season and Ferrier added: "Although we're playing our home games at Sporting Khalsa' s ground in Wolverhampton, we've managed to build quite a following to the point where we're getting bigger than crowds than when we played at the Dell Stadum in Brierley Hill.

"As a result, we'll be looking to take a supporters coach to Wellingborough on Saturday."

CRADLEY Town's new player-manager Sean Geddes has been quick to act since taking charge at Beeches View Avenue.

Former Walsall, Hednesford Town, Stourbridge and Worcester City favourite Geddes has brought in Adam Griffiths from former club Black Country Rangers in addition to Andre Edwards who has arrived from Smethwick Rangers.

Geddes presided over Cradley's Birmingham Midweek Floodlit Cup success over Coton Green and will want more of the same when they travel to unbeaten Wolves Casuals on Saturday.

Second placed Bewdley Town face a trip to Shawbury United while Dudley Sports entertain Worcester Raiders who are currently flying high in third place.

Oldbury based Black Country Rangers bid to bounce back to winning ways when they visit sixth placed Littleton.