Selston go through to final four

NEAA  Selston V Eastwood    Blue and Black Strip Selston No. 6  Sean Gregory
NEAA Selston V Eastwood Blue and Black Strip Selston No. 6 Sean Gregory

Central Midlands Football League South Division table toppers Selston are also fighting for honours in the Challenge Cup.

They put their league aspirations to one side at the weekend as they took on Dronfield Town Reserves in the quarter-final of the cup.

While Selston are leading the way in their regional section, North Division opponents are lower mid-table though clear of any danger.

And it proved true to form with Selston advancing to the semi-finals of the competition, sponsored by Buckingham Insurance.

They had to be patient, however, as it was only a late flurry of goals that sealed their final four place against Dronfield.

It was the perfect start for Selston when they broke the deadlock as early as the fifth-minute through a Sean Gregory goal.

That’s the way it stayed for more than 75 minutes of cup football until ten minutes from time when a penalty gave some cushion.

A Ben Moore penalty made it 2-0 to Selston and looked to have dashed any hopes Dronfield had of advancing into the next round.

Gregory scored his second on 83 minutes and Wayne Cooke made it four in the 92nd minute before Will Earl got a late consolation for Dronfield with 95 minutes on the clock.