EBULLIENT Bewdley Town remain locked at the top of the West Midlands Premier League with rivals Shifnal Town after they both made it a magnificent seven straight wins to maintain their 100 per cent starts.

While Shifnal were busy slamming Worcester Raiders 5-1, Bewdley managed to match them with a similar 5-1 crushing of Cradley Town.

But Bewdley didn't have matters all their own way as Cradley made a stunning start by taking a sixth minute lead when Kieran Day scored direct from a hotly disputed free kick.

Bewdley were soon back on level terms and took just four minutes to equalise when Matt Kerby turned home a Chris Seekings cross.

Kerby then turned provider, setting up Ben Priest to head Bewdley in front.

Luke Morris then made it 3-1 to Bewdley in the 45th minute following a smart shot on the turn.

Bewdley stretched their lead still further four minutes after the break when Aaron Stubbins crossed for Simon Rudd to head home from close range.

It was Rudd who completed the scoring with his second goal on 61 minutes when smashing home from close range following another Kerby cross.

Cradley included 17-year-old Kai Knight, son of Zak Knight, for his debut while on work experience from Birmingham City but it proved to no avail.

The result sends Cradley crashing to the bottom of the table following Wem Town's surprise 2-1 victory at Shropshire rivals AFC Bridgnorth.

Black Country Rangers are back up to fourth spot following a goalless draw with Darlaston Town while Dudley Sports drop to third from bottom after losing 3-0 at Bilston Town, who leapfrog ahead them as as result.

Dudley Town did themselves a power of good with an emphatic 4-0 win over fourth in the table Littleton.

Hinesh Patel plundered a couple of goals with Mitch Lawley and Lewis Taylor-Boyce also on the mark.

The win hoists the Robins up to eighth place and they'll look to improve upon that position when they make the short trip to Bilston Town this Saturday.

Cradley will attempt to climb off bottom spot when they entertain Worcester Raiders while Dudley Sports have a local derby on their hands at home to Black Country Rangers.

Bewdley were due to host Littleton on Tuesday in a League Cup contest before facing a difficult trip to Darlaston Town at the weekend.