West Midlands Regional League

Premier Division

Wem Town 1

Wolverhampton Sporting Community 1

Wem Town remain in the bottom three of the West Midlands Regional League Premier Division despite picking up a hard-earned point at home to Wolverhampton Sporting Community on Saturday.

The draw lifts Josh Gough’s men onto seven points, a gap of four between themselves and Cradley Town, who remain rooted to the bottom after sitting the weekend out, but now have two games in hand on Wem.

The basement club also sprung a shock in the Premier Division League when they beat Shawbury Town 4-2 after extra-time in midweek.

Wem had eyes on all three points, leading for much of the game through Callum James, but conceded late on and may consider the result two points dropped.

However, the Reds may also be boosted by the much-improved performance.

But they remain in the bottom three, three points behind Wednesfield.

They are back on the road this week when they make the trip to Smethwick Rangers in the league, looking for immediate revenge after the Birmingham side won 4-1 last month at Bowensfield.

Rangers are just four points ahead of Wem and a win for the north Shropshire side would drag them up the table.

Meanwhile, at the top of the table, Shifnal Town are becoming an unstoppable force after they notched their 11th straight Premier Division win to maintain their 100 per cent start.

It was five of the best for the leaders as they dispatched AFC Bridgnorth – who arrive at Wem next week – to take their goal difference to 38.

Second-placed Bewdley Town were denied to chance to hang onto Shifnal’s coattails as their clash with Shawbury United was postponed – a second consecutive washout for Town, who are now nine points behind the leaders.

Other results on Saturday saw Black Country Rangers win by the odd goal in five at Littleton to draw level on 17 points with their hosts.

Bilston Town beat Pershore Town 3-0 in a mid-table clash, with just four league fixtures played.

Dudley Town’s FA Vase journey ended as they lost 1-0 to Wellingborough Town