THE Hoyle Cup could throw up a unique one-club final.
Today’s semi-finals sees both Uppermill and Uppermill Reserves chasing a final berth at the Galpharm Stadium.
But those two sides must overcome the challenges of Bay Athletic and Moldgreen if they are to make it through to the final.
Only a handful of clubs have fielded reserve sides in the Works League over the years.
Uppermill’s second string made it through to today’s semi-final clash with Bay Athletic at Barr Street thanks to a 4-2 victory over Stag in their delayed quarter-final.
The game took place last weekend, after falling victim to the weather earlier this month.
A hat-trick from Poulter and a goal from Longmore ensured a victory for Uppermill.
Their senior string will meet Moldgreen at Syngenta, and on form will fancy their chances of getting through to the Galpharm.
But Uppermill have had to cram in games in recent days following earlier postponements and the heavy pitches may have taken their toll on Keith Partington’s side.
Moldgreen were held to a 1-1 draw by Netherton in their last outing.
It means they are still in with a chance of drawing level with Bay Athletic at the top of Division II, providing they win their games in hand.
Walpole Community Centre picked up their eighth win of the season when they beat Heywood Sports 4-3. Their scorers were Lewis (D), Lewis (B), McKenzie and a Heywoods’ defender.
The visitors’ goals came from Walker, Temple and Oldfield.