Long serving members AFC Sporting Gornal extended their best Beacon Sunday league start with a fifth win in seven this week.

Sporting boosted their early season hopes of league glory with a convincing 6-2 victory on the road at Hagley United, writes Dave McLean.

Leading marksman Tyler Goodyear led the charge in this latest triumph bagging four, supported by a brace from Lewis Round. Replying were Junior Kavetu and Jack Trewartha.

This latest success enabled Sporting to climb into the top two of the Paycare Division, five points down on leaders Brandhall Colts and with a game in hand. 

New boys Trysull FC continued their good form, running out comfortable 5-1 winners over visiting AFC Bloxwich, all six goals coming after a tightly contested goalless first period.

Sharing the goal limelight for Trysull were Ben Johnson, Kian Burborough, Connor Stokes, Lewis Roberts and an own goal. Ryan Jones hit Bloxwich's sole response. Trysull remain in fourth spot.

Wombourne Athletic climbed three places into the top five after edging home by the odd goal in three against visiting Trysull Athletic.

Harry Lammas broke the deadlock on 25 minutes  before Dave Rickuss levelled before the interval. An own goal eventually earned Athletic their third league success of the campaign.

Four Paycare sides were also looking to progress in the prestigious Birmingham FA Sunday Amateur Cup, but only one reached the third round stage after winning a dramatic penalty shoot out.

Sedgley Rangers were the team in question and they Impressed after sharing six goals in 90 minutes away to Centurion FC. When the tie went to spot kicks, Rangers celebrated a memorable 4-3 success.

Current Beacon leaders Brandhall Colts were also involved in a tense penalty shoot out after a 2-2 draw at home to Version Blues, who held their nerve to take the tie 5-4 on penalties.

Missing out were Bushbury Hill, who bowed out 5-0 at Kingshurst Pavilions, while Sedgley & Gornal United West crashed out 9-4 at home to a strong Attleborough FC outfit, despite a treble from United star Lee Dolman.

Issa Casuals are new leaders of the Concentric Property Over 30s section after taking the spoils 4-2 at previously unbeaten MNF Allstarz.

Doubles from Jimmy Scragg and Kevin Humpage proved decisive for Casuals who made it three league victories in four to move three points clear at the head of the pack. Aaron Dhami and Dwaine Samuels replied.

There were goals galore in fixture between Claregate Park Vets and Bilston Old Boys as the points were shared in a thrilling 6-6 draw.

However, it had looked all over for Bilston as they trailed 5-1 at the break, before the visitors stormed back in the second period to grab a point.

On target for Claregate, who have drawn three of their four league games to date, were Rodney Williams with a treble, Andrew Turvey (two) and Nathan Ratcliffe, with Darryl Gillett (three), Alex Shepherd, Leigh Faulkner and Wayne Millard showing their battling qualities after the restart.

Posting their first league success were unbeaten HC Rangers who ran out worthy 7-4 winners over visiting Shere Punjab Wolves.

Rangers were always ahead and on the mark for them were Dale Holloway (two), Dave Kennedy, Nathan Lee, Adam Hill, Ben Wilkins and Shaun Delaney. Harpreet Sangha notched three for Shere.

Both sets of players observed a minutes silence before the game in memory of  Rangers captain Dave Kennedy's daughter Harper who passed shortly after she was born and would have celebrated her third birthday on November 6.

Atfterwards the game, Rangers joint manager Tom Mitchell said:"Shere Punjab deserve all the credit for putting in a great performance and being so accommodating.

"They really summed up the spirit of the Sunday league today and I cannot speak highly enough of them."