Things are on the up for Wendron United Reserves after a mixed start to life back in the Combination League.

Dron earned their spot in the quarter-finals of the Combination League Cup after beating Hayle 2-0 on Saturday, with Guill McIvor and William Paul scoring for the visitors.

The win was their third on the bounce after winning just one of their first eight games of the season since returning to the division following a ten-year absence.

Joint-manager Josh McDonald said: “It was a good win for us at the weekend. Hayle is a tough place to go and they’ve started quite well this year.

“I know they had a few out, they had Cameron Irish their top scorer out and a few others, but at the same time we had Jack Noy our top goal scorer out and two of our other strikers so it works both ways, but it was good to get a third consecutive clean sheet and we’re kind of finding our feet a bit in the league now.

“Hopefully we can push on from now until Christmas and push on a little bit more after that.”

Dron were dealt a difficult hand when the fixtures came out in June, with the Underlane side having faced the current top five clubs inside the first seven matches.

“We had a start from hell really,” said McDonald. “The fixtures didn’t really fall too kindly for us. It was a bit of a baptism of fire and we’ve come out of the other side of it and found our feet and picked up some good wins of late.”

Dron are now just three wins away from League Cup glory which will be music to the ears of McDonald, who had set his sights on strong cup performances before the season began.

“Everyone loves a cup run I think, and we did quite well in the Junior Cup last year when we were in the Trelawny League and it just turns the place around.

“The first team have had a couple of good cup runs in the last couple of seasons and it just creates a buzz around the club. If you can pick up any kind of silverware then it just makes everything that bit more enjoyable.”

Dron return to league action this Saturday with a trip to Illogan RBL, and McDonald is aware of the challenge that the Oxland Parc side possesses, having been relegated from the South West Peninsula League at the end of last season.

“They’ve got tonnes of lads in their ranks that know the league really well,” he said. “It will be a tough ask but we’ve built up some good momentum going into it. The boys are growing in confidence and are really taking to how we want to play.”