FOUR teams were today hoping for a chance of Hoyle Cup glory.

They were in the quarter finals of the Works League knockout – and all had a big incentive.

There is certain to be a new winner of the 75-year-old trophy this season.

Which is good news for Uppermill Reserves, Stag, Netherton and Uppermill who were in action today.

The two winning teams will link up with Moldgreen and Bay Athletic who are already through to the semi-finals on April 19.

The final, of course, is played at the Galpharm Stadium and whichever team lifts the trophy will be celebrating a club first.

In the league the celebrations were planned for today at Moldgreen Con.

The side went into their final game of the season, at home to Upperthong, knowing that the championship is theirs.

It’s a fine achievement by the club which has signed some talented new players this season.

But they did have a bit of a wobble last weekend, when they were held to a 2-2 draw by Moldgreen.

West and Wales were on target for the Con side, while Lee got both goals for the visitors.

Uppermill, who were the only side who could have caught Moldgreen Con, were 3-2 winners at Hepworth United but their challenge is now over.

They do, however, have to face a backlog of fixtures with at least eight games this month.

There was a good win for Bay Athletic who harbour hopes of the Division II title.

They entertained FC Railway and won 3-2 thanks to strikes by McLaughlin, Davie and Adams.

Netherton were the day’s big winners, beating Ireti Athletic 9-1.

The top scorers were Rodgers and Sewell, who each grabbed four goals, with the other coming from Catling.