Tipton Town 5 - 1 Highgate
THE home side went ahead after just 60 seconds when Nicky Campbell pounced on the loose ball.
They doubled their lead three minutes later when the unfortunate Andre Joseph marked his Gate debut with an own goal.
Gate pulled a goal back minutes before the break through a well-executed strike from Michael Glynn.
Although the second half belonged to the home side - with goals coming from Liam Blood (55minutes), Campbell (65) and Nathan Jones (83) - Gate had chances to make the scoreline more respectable.
AFA Premier Division
Aston 2 - 3 Silhill FC
SILHILL ran off winners in a five goal thriller against Aston, with man-of-the-match John Bradley impressing in the middle.
It was Bradley who opened the scoring after just five minutes. A few minutes later Aston had the equaliser through Marcus Malcolm, but Silhill took the lead again on 14 with a Steve Smith volley.
In the 35th minute of an enthralling, end-to-end game, Tariq Rashid provided a telling assist to his striker Michael McGhee, who lashed home for 2-2. Things became tighter in the second half but a 63rd minute winner - scored by Curtis Karim - and some resolute defending, was enough to see Silhill pick up their first away victory of the season.
Handsworth GSOB 1 -
3 Shirley Athletic
SHIRLEY moved up to second place in the table after fighting back from one nil down on 15 minutes.
The equaliser came after a move involving Steve Ruck found Mike Mountford, who duly finished from 12 yards. The second half saw Shirley with the lion’s share of possession, but Handsworth looking dangerous on the counter attack.
Mountford got the all important goal in the second 45, edging Shirley ahead, before defender James Cartland made things safe after prodding home from a cross.
AFA Division Two
Silhill 2nds 3 - 1 Parkfield Amateur
AFA Division Three
Erdington Albion 3 - 2 Silhill 3rds
Shirley Athletic 2nds 4 - 0 Wake Green ‘C’