Wendron United and Porthleven are set to meet in a local derby with a difference on Saturday, with the added spice of a Cornwall Senior Cup semi-final spot up for grabs for the winner.

The pair will head to Wendron’s Underlane ground knowing that one of them is just 90 minutes away from a place in the last four.

Victory for Porthleven would put them one more win away from reaching the final for the first time since they won the cup in 2004.

The South West Peninsula League Division 1 West leaders will go into the game as slight favourites, but will be wary of when the two teams met at the same ground on Boxing Day, when Port needed a late strike from Tornado Bello to rescue a point.

Porthleven boss Alan Carey said: “It’s going to be a tough game, on Boxing Day they totally outplayed us so I’m under no illusions as to how tough a game that’s going to be. I think they’re a good side, they’re there on merit, same as us, and we’re going to have to be at our best.”

Wendron come into the game having picked up just one point from their last three games, but manager Jack Greenwood is not too worried about his side’s recent results.

He said: “The last three weeks haven’t gone as we would have liked, but from our point of view we haven’t actually been playing that badly and we feel a little bit hard done by that we’ve only got one point from a possible nine.

“The fact we’re at home is big for us and the way that the Boxing Day game went will still be fresh in the players’ memories and the fact that we haven’t won in three and the players will be keen to avenge that.”

While both managers will no doubt be keen to keep their players’ feet firmly on the ground, they are fully aware of how important the match is for their squad and what victory could mean for their respective clubs.

“I would like to see the club there [in the semi-finals],” Carey said. “It puts them back on the map again in the big competitions, and I think for some of the younger players that have never been this far in this competition it would be great.”

Greenwood said: “This is a big enough tie for us as it is, the fact it’s a local derby, so we’re quite looking forward to it and we know it’s going to be a big day for the club, but it could be huge if we get the right result.”