WINSFORD Saxons got the better of higher-ranked opponents to secure a place in the Crewe and District FA Cup final.

Substitute Alex Townhill’s double was a highlight during a 4-2 win against Sandbach United reserves that also featured goals from James Cain and Ste Hughes.

Their reward is to take on another Cheshire League side, Congleton Vale, in the showpiece.

In the Crewe and District League’s Premier Division, Over 3 Grange returned to winning ways when they edged out Tarporley.

Adam Campbell and Mason Farrell both scored in a 2-1 victory.

Elsewhere Barnton Wanderers, the defending champions, were too strong for Mary Dendy while Clock Tower conceded a scheduled meeting with Sandbach Town because they did not have enough players.


Saturday, March 23

Crewe and District FA Cup

Semi-finals: Winsford Saxons 4-2 Sandbach Utd res

Crewe and District League

Premier Division: Clock Tower conceded to Sandbach Town; Mary Dendy 1-3 Barnton Wanderers; Tarporley 1-2 Over 3 Grange


Saturday, March 30 (kick-off 2pm)

Crewe and District League

Premier Division: Barnton Wanderers v Sandbach Town; Madeley White Star v Winnington Ave; Over 3 Grange v Clock Tower; Winsford Saxons v Sandbach Curshaws