Wendron United Reserves have reached the semi-finals of the Cornwall Junior Cup for the first time in their history, writes Matt Dixon.

They won 3-1 at St Mawgan on Saturday in a game which included an incredible 80-yard goal from Max Bowden in stoppage time.

“It’s the sort of thing that Max is capable of, as well as being capable of things at the other end of the spectrum too!” said joint manager Josh McDonald.

The visitors were defending a free kick on the edge of their own penalty area but when the ball broke to Bowden, he launched the ball down the significant slope it eluded the keeper to bring an astonishing end to the match.

“When Andy (Mitchell) and I took over three years ago, our aim was to get into the Combination League and we have a realistic chance of achieving that this year.

“But the Junior Cup is the most prestigious cup competition in the county because it has more teams than any other. We’d love to win it and for a lot of the boys, that would be their highlight.”

Lucas Potts, son of the club’s under-16s coach Matt, was man-of-the-match at St Mawgan and many of Saturday’s team were in their teens or early 20s.

Wendron will take on either St Stephen or Holywell/Cubert in the semi-final next month.