LUDLOW came from behind to beat FC Darlaston 3-1, making it back-to-back victories in Division Two of the West Midlands (Regional) League.

But manager Luke Hicks thought it was going to be ‘one of those days’ as his side struggled to convert their chances in the opening 45 minutes.

“We created a load of chances in the first half but just couldn’t find the net,” he explained.

“Their keeper pulled off a couple of decent saves and some of the finishing let us down.

"But when they went up the other end and scored with their first chance of the game then I thought it was going to be one of those days.

“Ryan Lewis then put as level straight from the start in the second half and from then on we could have scored more than the three we did.”

The equaliser followed some decent approach play and there was a good build-up for Ludlow’s second when Danny Crowther’s cross was nodded down by Lewis for Sean Griffiths to fire home.

Griffiths had been a late change for Hicks after Kieron Dovey picked up an injury in the warm-up.

The pick of the goals was Ludlow’s third which saw Keanu Cooper pick the ball up inside his own half and jink his way past a number of Darlaston players before scoring.

The team switch their attention to the Shropshire Challenge Cup this Saturday and a trip to Brown Clee – where Ludlow assistant Chris Waldron was manager and where a number of the current squad used to play their football.

“It’s going to be their cup final so we know we will be in for a tough game,” Hicks added.

Division Two neighbours Church Stretton slumped to their sixth straight defeat as they lost 3-2 at home to AFC Wednesbury.

They will be hoping to end their dismal run when they play host to Ludlow Town Juniors in the Shropshire Challenge Cup at the weekend.

And there was further disappointment for Midland League Premier Division outfit Shawbury United as they lost 2-0 at Long Eaton United, both goals coming in the final 15 minutes.

That means Dave Richards’ side go into Saturday’s match at home to Worcester City on the back of a seven-game losing run.