FIRST Division South Hylton Potters upset the form book with a shock win over Premier club RCA Grangetown Florists to reach the League Cup final.
Dan Martin was star man for the Potters, but it was Kieron Martin who did the damage to Florists with a well-taken brace.
Goal machine Andy Place fired home for the Florists, but Jonathan Kilner, in the Potters’ goal, kept them at bay and saw the home side book a cup final date with Humbledon & Plains Farm.
In the other semi, Silksworth Paragon took and early lead, with Barnfather striking after two minutes, but Humbledon hit back to claim a 3-2 extra-time victory.
Nath O’Neill levelled with a stupendous free-kick, but Nath Burrell got Paragon back in front. James Fairley equalised to take the tie to extra time, then Mark Davison fired Plainsy into the lead for the first time, and they duly held on.
Hylton Castle TWR booked their place in the Joe Holborn Memorial Cup final by comfortably beating Guide Post 4-1.
Man of the match David Keithly hit a double and Kev Gordon got his customary goal. Dale Spence volleyed home to reduce the arrears, but Daz Snowball finished things off late on.
Henderson Butchers had to call on player-manager Shaun Graham to take to the field against Ryhope Top House – and he rolled back the years in a 3-1 win in their First Division Subsidiary Cup tie.
Graham fired Butchers into the lead, though Tench equalised. The plaudits, though, went to Alex Smith, who came off the bench to grab a match-winning double.
It’s looking like a Butchers-Southwick final after the Suddickers beat Redhouse Last Orders 3-1 in their first leg tie. Jack Bennett responded to efforts from McGregor, Ross and Catcheside.
Washington Wetherspoons secured a 2-0 win over Wear United in the first leg of their Third Division Subsidiary Cup tie, with Matt McKenzie and Dean Smith firing home.
In the Fourth Division Subsidiary Cup, Ashbrooke Sports Club are gunning for silverware after possibly missing out on promotion.
They made a big statement by hitting 13 unanswered goals against Millfield Oddies in a one-sided first leg.
Star man Teasdale grabbed a double, Brown scored the next and hot shot Jordan Ridley fired five goals past Stefen Wallace in the Oddies goal.
Sub Lewis Collison entered the fray halfway through the second half and managed to hit four goal, with, Dean Robson also coming off the bench to hit the13th goal.
Elliot Salichi scored the only goal as New Town claimed a 1-0 first leg win at Jollies, while Unite New Herrington Club edged a 2-1 victory over Tunstall Titans. Barrass and Binks did the damage, with Callan responding.