Wendron United face one of the biggest games in their history on Wednesday night when they take on Saltash United for a place in the Cornwall Senior Cup final.

Wednesday's semi-final at Sticker (kick-off 7.30pm) will be Wendron's first-ever appearance in the final four of the competition.

The match against defending champions Saltash is set to be an emotional one for the club, after club chairman Kevin Williamson died last month after collapsing shortly after the final whistle in their historic 3-1 win at home to Porthleven in the previous round.

Manager Jack Greenwood said: "We’re really looking forward to it, it’s going to be a good occasion for the club, especially after everything that has gone on in the last few weeks and the last time we played in this competition was the Porthleven game with Kevin, so it’s going to be an emotional one as well but it’s something we’re all looking forward to.

“I think the players will be well aware of it and we’re obviously still reeling from the effects of what has happened and the situation we are in now because Kevin was such a huge part of it, but he would only want us to make sure we give a very good account of ourselves and that’s what we plan to do.”

When asked what the win would mean to him, Greenwood jokingly said that he would hand in his resignation, and felt that the club deserved a cup final outing on Easter Monday.

“I said that if we won I think I would hand in my notice to Pete [Thorne] and say that’s about as good as it’s going to get! It’s certainly the biggest game I’ve managed or played in and I know that will be the case with for a lot of the players as well. It will be a bit more of normality for Saltash but that might work in our favour.

“If we were to go on and win and get to the final that would just be fantastic and I feel like the club and the players deserve it. I don’t just mean about what’s happened this season with Kevin, I just mean in general.

"We are a village club with hardly anything around us, we’ve got fantastic facilities, great people, a great youth set-up and committed lads who are driving from Saltash and Plymouth and Tregony and St Mawes to training and doing two-hour round trips to training and three-hour round trips to games at times and the commitment from everyone has been fantastic.

"I feel like it would be a great thing for me to do to repay all of that and all of the people behind the scenes with a Senior Cup final.”

The Dron will be the less fancied of those left in the competition, with the other three semi-finalists, Saltash, Falmouth Town and St Austell, among the big-hitters in the South West Peninsula League Premier.

With that in mind, Greenwood is keeping his feet firmly on the ground, although he is still allowing himself to dream.

He said: “Anything can happen over the course of one game and 90 minutes, and Saltash, I’m sure they won’t be complacent, far from it, but it is everything to lose for them, they’re probably expected to win it and certainly they’re expected to beat us and there’s no pressure on us at all.

"As long as we turn up and give a good account of ourselves I know we’ll be able to compete and get something from the game, but there really is no pressure on us and we’re better as underdogs, we do tend to raise our game against bigger sides.

“I’d be lying if I said I haven’t thought about it because obviously it would be a fantastic achievement for the club, but on the whole we’re remaining very grounded and focused and we know that it’s not going to be an easy game by any stretch.”

The winners of Wednesday's tie will take on the winners of tonight's tie between Falmouth Town and St Austell in the Senior Cup final on Easter Monday, April 22.

  • There will be live text coverage of Wednesday's semi-final on the Packet website ahead of the 7.30pm kick-off.