There was late heartbreak for Beacon Sunday outfit Trysull Athletic as they missed out on a last four spot in this season's prestigious Birmingham FA Sunday Amateur Cup.

Athletic, who had proudly carried the local league flag in this season's competition, suffered a injury time blow as hosts Down Syndrome Awareness FC snatched a dramatic 95th winner to take the spoils 2-1, writes Dave McLean.

The Beacon outfit dominated the opening 15 minutes before DSA broke the deadlock. On the stroke of half time the woodwork denied Athletic a deserved equaliser.

It was on the hour mark when Athletic got back on level terms. A cross to the far post led to a goalmouth scramble and the final touch was off a DSA player. 

Athletic went in search of a winner but missed a good opportunity with five minutes remaining. As the tie drifted into the fifth minute of injury time, DSA snatched a winner.

"I'm gutted because I felt we had the measure of them," said disappointed Trysull official Steve Hussey.

On the league front Diffusion Vets have extended their advantage at the head of the Concentric Property O30s section after chalking up a fifth straight victory.

Diffusion, who have moved six points clear of their nearest rivals, grabbed a late winner to take the spoils 2-1 away to previously unbeaten HR Rangers Vets.

The pacesetters opened the scoring through Daniel Bragoli before Dale Holloway levelled for the hosts. It was late on when Paul White notched Diffusion's all important second goal.

Second place Issa Casuals Vets lost ground on the leaders after falling to a 4-2 defeat at the hands of Claregate Park Rangers Vets who had Rodney Williams and Ashley Brown bagging doubles.

There was also first setback for Bilston Old Boys who let slip a 3-1 interval advantage to go down by the odd goal in seven at the hands of visiting Shere Punjab Wolves Seniors.

The Old Boys looked to be heading for a third win in four as Darryl Gillett (two) and Alex Shepherd put them in charge.

However. Shere stuck to their task and bounced back through Avi Atwal, Amrik Sanghera, Gagan Kullar and Kaz Ali to secure a second league win.

In a basement clash, MNF Allstarz Vets chalked up a first league triumph when going nap against visiting AFC Willenhall as Omari Samson (three) and two-goal Alex Fletcher inflicted the damage.

In the Paycare Division, Trysull FC consolidated third spot when coming from behind to edge a hard fought 4-3 away success at Sedgley & Gornal United East.

Dan Cresswell and Leighton Rose had pushed United into a 2-0 lead before Trysull stormed back to take a 3-2 interval lead. Both sides netted once after the break as Trysull secured maximum reward.

Doubles from Will Lockhead and Jordache Crawford-Brown clinched the points for Trysull while Jack Merrick netted United"s third.

Honours were shared as fourth place Wombourne Athletic had to settle for a 3-3 draw at home to Sedgley Rangers.

On target for Athletic were Harry Lammas (two) and Jack Clarke, with the trio of Ben Lewis, Jord Robinson and Ash Sadlier replying.

AFC Bloxwich got the year off to a fine start by moving into the top four after sinking Sedgley & Gornal United West 5-1 as Ross Stokes fired a treble along with a double from Reece Berry.

This week also saw opening fixtures in the Chell and Clinton Cup group qualifiers.

In the former the leading two Paycare Division rivals fought out a thriller as Brandhall Colts came from two goals down at the break to claim a 4-2 success at home to AFC Sporting Gornal.

The latter were in the driving seat at half time thanks to Tyler Goodyear and Lewis Round, before Kyle Armstrong (two), Jakob Burroughs and Lynford Tapfunaneyi hit back for the Colts.

Hagley United were another outfit trailing early on as they entertained AFC Goldthorne in the opening stages of the Clinton Cup.

Goldthorne were ahead 1-0 at the interval through Kai Mathews but they conceded two own goals in the second half as United grabbed a 4-1 triumph. Brandon Snow and Anthony Andriou rounded off the scoring.

It is quarter final weekend in the Beacon Sunday league's flagship knockout with all four ties scheduled.

They are, AFC Sporting Gornal v Trysull FC, Bushbury Hill  v Wombourne Athletic, Hagley United v Sedgley & Gornal United West, Sedgley Rangers v Trysull Athletic.