Wendron United Reserves emulated the feat of their first team and sealed a semi-final spot in a cup competition on Saturday, beating title-chasing Penryn Athletic in the Combination League Cup.

The team, newly-promoted this season, were the underdogs going into Saturday’s tie at Kernick Road, but emerged 4-2 winners to reach next month’s semi-finals.

Joint-manager Josh McDonald said: “We played them in the third game of the season at their place and I think we were 3-0 down within 12 minutes or something and they battered us 5-0.

“It was just a bit of a wake-up call into what the Combination League was about and what those top sides could do to you if you just make one error, they really capitalised on it and took us to the cleaners really.

“I thought we played some really good football and I think it was a deserved win. We were pretty ruthless and took it to them and exploited their weaknesses rather than trying to play into their hands, so I’m really chuffed with the result.

Wendron join St Ives Town and Illogan RBL in the final four, which will be completed by the winners of this weekend’s tie between last year’s finalists Perranporth and St Day.

Wendron will be the lowest ranked side in the semi-finals but McDonald is not concerned about that.

“I think in lots of people’s eyes if we get a result in the semi-final lots of people will see it as an upset,” he said. “But I think Mitchy [joint-manager Andrew Mitchell] and myself will just see it as what we what we expect really. We expect them to go out and win and we expect them to do themselves proud and do the club proud.”

Wendron Reserves are currently sitting in 12th spot in their first season back in the Combination League after a ten-year absence, just two points off the top half with a game in hand.

McDonald also confirmed that the club have applied for next season's new all-Cornish St Piran Football League, which will be introduced at Step 7 of the National League System. The club was erroneously omitted from the Cornwall FA's official list of clubs who had registered their interest when the governing body published a statement two weeks ago.