SEAN Woodward was the Wokingham & Emmbrook hero as they defeated Buckingham Athletic to reach the semi-finals of the Berks & Bucks Senior Trophy.

The ever-impressive keeper pulled off a number of fine saves during the tie, which ended 1-1, before making three more in the penalty shoot-out which the Sumas edged 6-5 with Nick Bateman netting the clincher.

After a closely-fought first half in which both sides struggled to create chances, Buckingham took the lead, but it was not long before the hosts were on level terms.

Josh Harris was brought down and he picked himself up to score from the penalty spot.

At the end of 90 minutes, the tie went straight to penalties.

Woodward kept out three of them, while James Clark, Dan Carter, Mark O'Connell and Callum Eagle all hit the target before Bateman blasted home the winner.

Wokingham have a home Hellenic League Division One East date with Kidlington Development this Saturday, followed by a trip to Milton United next Tuesday (7.45pm).

Joining the Sumas in the last four are Sandhurst Town, who defeated Milton Keynes Robins 2-1 with Grant Kemp bagging the winner in the fifth minute of stoppage time.

The Fizzers had taken the lead on 20 minutes when Luke Cox's free-kick was headed down by Mitchell Cooper for Danny Turner to thump home.

But skipper Cooper was later forced out of the game with a nasty-looking injury around his left eye and the Robins equalised in the 67th minute.

Their late winner came when Sam Green's throw-in was headed on by Luke Burrows to Kemp, who found the bottom corner.

Following their scheduled Cherry Red Records Premier Cup tie with Dorking Wanderers Reserves last night (Tuesday), Sandhurst are now preparing for their biggest home game of the season this Saturday.

Making their first visit to Bottom Meadow are Jersey Bulls, who have won all of their 21 league games so far, leaving them a remarkable 24 points ahead of the club in second place, Farnham Town.

The Bulls, who defeated Sandhurst 4-1 at home last October in front of a crowd of more than 800, have scored 74 goals whilst conceding just five.