THREE times winners Dynamo Dudley remained on course for further glory in the Beacon Sunday League's flagship knockout competition this week.

Dynamo, who are aiming for a history making fourth successive triumph in the NDT Midlands Lester Charity Cup, secured a last four spot in this season's battle for glory as Shawn Devonport grabbed a dramatic last minute winner in a closely fought 2-1 success, writes Dave McLean.

Reece Harper had broken the deadlock for Dynamo in the first period of a windswept encounter, before Codsall deservedly got back on level terms in the second half thanks to Sam Pickering.

Just when the tie appeared to be heading into extra time, Devonport struck to leave the Codsall camp heartbroken.

Dynamo are joined in the semi final stages by the Paycare Development Division duo of Bloxwich Rangers U21s and FC Premier U21s, who likewise progressed after claiming close encounters against Trysull Tigers (3-1) and Penn Rovers (3-2) respectively.

The semi final draw will see Fiveways Inn or Claregate Park Rangers taking on Dynamo Dudley, while FC Premier U21s will meet Bloxwich Rangers U21s, with ties scheduled for early April.

In the Redbox Signmakers Beacon Championship, third place Kurdish United had to settle for a share of the points in an eight goal thriller at Sedgley & Gornal United, who appeared well in the driving seat with a 3-0 interval advantage.

However, Kurdish again showed their battling qualities in the second half to eventually claim a draw, even after Sedgley were denied by a post in the last seconds of the game.

On target for Sedgley were Jack Kelly (two), Tom Timmins and Liam Cox, with Sarhang Rawf (three) and Dlovan Fazil replying.

In the Paycare Development Division, second place AFC Sporting Gornal hit back to emerge 5-2 victors at AFC Springfield who had held a 2-1 interval advantage.

This was Sporting's penultimate league fixture and goals from Owen Harris (two), Jordan Robinson, Corey Massey and Nathan Bull made it ten wins, while Jon-Paul Shaw and Ben Berrows responded.

History was made in the well established Beacon league with the first ever game in a newly formed Vererans over 30s section that will operate as a 'friendly division' between now and the close of this season.

AFC Bradmore and Orton Vale had the honour of kicking off this new format and both teams played their part in a very entertaining game that saw the latter take the spoils 3-0, goals from Graham Shaw, Dan Bassett and Liam Illsley.

In another new end of season competition, six Beacon clubs will compete for the Simon Cater Invitation Trophy.

This week's opening game saw Coseley based Beacon Lions run out comfortable 7-1 winners at Dudley Rangers United with goals from Reece Dabbs, Jay Dodd and Adam Skeldon (all two) and Ryan Thomas, with Jordan Whitehouse replying.