ARCH rivals Bloxwich Rangers U21s and Trysull Tigers will do battle for silverware in one of Beacon Sunday league's end of season cup finals.

Two thrilling semi-final encounters eventually saw the pair earn their cup final tickets with respective wins over Dudley Rangers United and AFC Sporting Gornal, writes Dave McLean.

On another windswept Sunday, Paycare Development Division frontrunners Bloxwich, who defeated the Tigers in the quarter-finals of the NDT Midlands Lester Charity Cup the previous week, were given an almighty scare by Dudley Rangers before taking the tie in a dramatic penalty shoot out.

Bloxwich took a 2-0 advantage in the opening 20 minutes through Ethan Mannion and Rhys Woodward, before battling Dudley cut the deficit thanks to Callum Campbell going into the break.

Campbell struck again to level the scores in the second half and extra time could not separate the teams. It was equally tense when the tie moved to penalties and it was Bloxwich who eventually took the honours 5-4 in the shoot out.

Trysull, who are still in the hunt for league honours, took full advantage of a strong breeze at their backs to race into a 4-0 interval lead against AFC Sporting.

However, with the wind favouring them in the second period, AFC Sporting hit back with a double from Ravel Wallace to retain an interest in the clash, only to concede a fifth goal and the tie. Inflicting the damage for the Tigers were hat-trick hero Tom Hudson and Will Spruce with a brace.

Away from the knockout scene and Claregate Park Rangers have one hand on the Beacon Championship trophy following a rampant 9-0 home win over visiting Sedgley & Gornal United in their penultimate league game.

Gary Cooper's charges now only have to pick up a point in their final match at home to third place Kurdish United, who they drew with earlier in the campaign, to secure their first Redbox Signmakers Beacon title and so deny Dynamo Dudley a fourth consecutive crown.

This latest Claregate triumph, their 12th in 15 games, also boosted their goal difference to plus 51, whereas second place Dynamo stand on plus 22 and trail by six points with two games remaining.

Simon Stokes led the latest Claregate rout with three, supported by Luke Pinnock (two), Kyle Matthews, Rodney Williams, Dan Burns and a memorable individual goal from Kane Lewis who ran from just inside his own half to find the net.

Staying with the top flight and Gornal-based Fiveways Inn got back to winning ways with a well earned 5-1 away success at Shere Punjab Wolves.

James Gadd stole the limelight for Fiveways with a treble and further efforts from Nathan Eveson and Nathan Phillips made it a nap hand, while Arun Sanghara hit Shere's consolation.

In the Paycare Development Division, Callum White and Lewis Edwards found the target as Penn Rovers grabbed a narrow 2-1 triumph at Coven United, who finished the game with ten men and had George Johnson replying.