HOPES of reaching a cup final were dashed for Redlynch and Woodfalls.

The forest side went crashing out of the Lord Bledisloe Cup semi-final after losing an ill-tempered tie in atrocious conditions to D.I UTD 3-1.

Redlynch started positively and really quickly with some fast-flowing football, creating two good opportunities to take the lead.

And, after ten minutes, they went from a spot kick. Tom Barter spotted Henry Grist who was wiped out by the keeper and the referee awarded a penalty.

Grist picked himself up and kept his composure by sending the keeper the wrong way for the opener.

The lead lasted until the stroke of half time when the visitors levelled from a corner.

The conditions worsened and the pitch continued to be torn apart, interrupting the fluid of play on both parts.

But it was the visitors who pinched two breakaway goals late on to secure their place in the final against either Alderholt or South Newton and Wishford.

Redlynch manager Paul Glover said: "This will be a learning experience for my young side after three quarter-final defeats and one semi-final defeat this season, leaving us frustrated and disappointed."

"And without cup success, the team currently sit fourth in the league, though, and have foundations set and a building block for next season.

"There is a sense next season will be even more prosperous with silverware definitely not far away."