WRAYSBURY Village reached the semi-finals of the East Berkshire Football League Cup after a 4-2 win at Hounslow Wanderers on Saturday.

Both sides looked comfortable on the ball early on and Hounslow had the first chance of note when a break down the left resulted in a 20-yard thunderbolt of a shot that was tipped onto the crossbar by Stags keeper Chris Randall.

It was a top save as the ball was swerving and dipping into the top corner.

Wraysbury took the lead after 40 minutes with their first real attack in the tie. James Cartwright carried the ball from left back and fired a pass to the feet of Garret Pikulak, who turned it round the corner to Jack Mernagh.

He kept the ball in play and fired a low cross across the face of goal, which was controlled and fired into the bottom corner by Levi Smith.

The Stags doubled their advantage after the break when Mack Bermingham whipped a free-kick into the box and substitute Sean Hill leapt to volley into the net.

Hounslow were shell-shocked and the visitors quickly pounced again. Bermingham found himself in acres of space and switched the ball to the right wing where Smith controlled expertly, beat his man and drilled in a cross.

Pikulak made the run to the far post and fired his header back across goal to finish a superb team move.

Wraysbury could now smell blood in the water and soon had a fourth goal. Pikulak intercepted a goal kick and laid the ball into captain John Mallard.

He beat four defenders before nutmegging the keeper to score a truly brilliant solo goal, sending the Stags bench and travelling support into wild celebrations.

A poor defensive free-kick then led to a Hounslow corner, the Wanderers throwing cautioned to the wind and sending their keeper into the box. He rose highest to nod past Randall.

The scoring was not finished as the home side gave themselves a glimmer of hope when a striker beat the offside trap and rounded Randall to slot in.

Ross Clark, from the Wraysbury management said: “This was a much-improved team performance and we got the result some of our play deserved. In patches we were outstanding.”