Wendron United have been reinstated into the Cornwall Senior Cup after it emerged that Callington Town fielded an ineligible player during the two teams' third-round tie.

Wendron will now host Torpoint Athletic in the fourth round on Saturday, January 4.

Billy Coton scored the only goal of the game two minutes from time, tapping in from close range to secure the Pasty Men's route into the fourth round.

But it transpired that a Callington player fielded a suspended player in the tie and were charged for a breach of FA Rule E12.

The club were then found guilty of the charge at a discipline hearing on Monday, with the Cornwall FA Cups Committee removing Callington and reinstating Wendron.

The reprieve gives Jack Greenwood's men the chance to emulate last year's dream run to the final four of competition for the very first time.

Wendron beat Lizard Argyle, Bude Town, St Stephens Borough and Porthleven to reach the semi-finals, where they lost 5-0 to defending champions Saltash United.

Although they are yet to win in the competition this season, the Dron are now just two wins away from reaching the last four once again.

Torpoint Athletic are one of two Cornish clubs – along with Millbrook – to compete in the South West Peninsula League Premier East this season.

They are currently second in the division, which is a promotion spot up to the Western League, with 38 points from 19 games.