Wombourne Athletic were celebrating this week after reaching their second successive Clinton Cup final.

Holders of this Beacon Sunday league knockout trophy, Wombourne won a well-contested last four tie against an equally hard working Sedgley & Gornal United West outfit, thanks to three second half goals, writes Dave McLean.

Both sides had opportunities in a tight first period but the tie remained goalless until Will Fellows broke the deadlock on the hour mark.

Brandon Malpass, whose treble led Athletic to cup success over AFC Goldthorne last term, increased the advantage and Morgan McConnell made it 3-0 to send Wombourne through to their second final.

Since the inaugural Clinton Cup final in 1981 only two other teams have lifted this piece of silverware in successive season's, now Wombourne have a chance to join a unique band of such victors.

However, fellow finalists AFC Bloxwich will have other ideas and will be keen to claim glory themselves after winning another closely fought semi final battle to chalk up a fine 2-0 success over last season's runners up AFC Goldthorne.

This tie was also goalless at the interval, mainly thanks to some excellent goalkeeping from Bloxwich's last line of defence Oliver Dunn.

On the hour mark Nick Arnold broke through for Bloxwich and ten minutes on Luke Oakley notched a second to clinch his side's place in the final.

This season's The Sports Shop Kingswinford sponsored Clinton Cup final will take place at AFC Wulfrunians' ground, Castlecroft on Friday, April 28 (ko 7.45pm).

Chasing a top three spot in the Paycare Division are double Cup finalists Trysull Athletic who hit Sedgley Rangers 6-0 in their latest league fixture.

The goalscorers for Athletic were man of the match Will Casey, Callum Campbell, Sam Collier, Jordan Darby and Theo Allen (2).

The first of this season's Beacon Cup finals (all at AFC Wulrunians ground) take place on Sunday (April 23) with a double header.

First up is the Roger Brindley Memorial Cup final between Shere Punjab Wolves Seniors and Issa Casuals at 1.30pm.

That will be followed at 5pm by the league's flagship final, the European Mezzanine Systems sponsored Lester Charity Cup contested by local rivals, Trysull FC and Trysull Athletic.

There is another midweek date for the 353 Photography sponsored Chell Cup final, between AFC Sporting Gornal and Trysull Athletic, on Wednesday, April 26 (7.45pm).