IT is proving a great first season for new boys Beacon Lions as they secured a much sought after cup ticket this week.

The Beacon Sunday league newcomers, who play their home games at Coseley Sports Centre, reached the final of the Wilkes Tranter Chell Cup with a well deserved 4-1 semi final success over Gornal-based Fiveways Inn, writes Dave McLean.

Three goal Jason Wood emerged the goal hero for the Lions, while Ryan Thomas was also on target. Best in response was Nathan Maxwell.

Beacon's test in the final, set for AFC Wulfrunians ground on May 2, is non other than Chell Cup holders Dynamo Dudley, who have still to face Kurdish United in a rearranged last four clash this weekend.

Dynamo kept alive their hopes of retaining this piece of silverware when sharing ten goals in a thrilling last group qualifier against an equally impressive Codsall Station outfit.

Having raced into a 3-0 lead, Dynamo gradually found themselves up against it as Codsall stormed back to level by the break. The Station then appeared to have the former on the rack as they opened up a crucial two goal advantage.

However, with just ten minutes remaining Shawn Devonport cut the deficit for Dynamo, who required a draw to clinch second spot and so progress to the knockout stages of the competition and so deny Codsall.

In a tense finale, and with just two minutes to go, Rion Francis-Mills snatched Dynamo's vital equaliser and so the holders will take on Kurdish in the other semi final on Sunday.

A brace from Joe Lawley and a single effort from Rhys Harper were also on the mark for Dynamo, with two goal Liam Davies, Dom Leason, Chris Campbell and Mike Dwight keeping things close for Codsall.

Bloxwich Rangers under 21s remain firm favourites for the Paycare Development Division crown despite suffering only their second league setback of the campaign against old rivals Trysull Tigers.

In what was Bloxwich's final game, the Tigers spoiled the party, running out 3-2 victors to move second in the table, six points down on Bloxwich with two matches to play. The latter also boast a superior goal difference.