CHURCH Stretton manager Paul Smith still took positives from his side's performance, despite losing to West Midlands (Regional) League Division Two frontrunners Sikh Hunters.

Second half goals from Ash Smith and Justin Nesbitt saw Hunters win 2-0.

“There wasn’t much between the sides in the first half and on another day we could have been a couple of goals ahead with both Sean Gough and Dean Richards having chances,” the Stretton boss said.

“They pretty much dominated the second half but we only had 11 players and some of them were running on empty in the final stages when we were chasing the game.

“We need a few more numbers as we are missing four or five from last season.

"But we have definitely turned the corner in the last three or four games and November looks like being a big month for us.”

Elsewhere, Nathan Giles struck twice as Craven Arms Town ran out 4-1 winners at Shifnal United 97 in the Premier Division of the Shropshire League.

The visitors had lost all six of their games in the league before making the trip but proved too hot for their hosts with Matt Good and Keanu Coopper also finding the net.

That result hoisted Town off the foot of the table – they are next in action on November 11 at leaders Oakengates Athletic.

Meanwhile, Clee Hill United drew their mid-table tussle at Madeley Sports 1-1, Josh Carpenter scoring the vital goal.

Brown Clee’s Division One match at home to Wrockwardine Wood Juniors also finished with the points shared following a goalless draw.