WILTSHIRE under 18s are one match away from making the final of the FA County Youth Cup for the first time in over 60 years.

The county side beat reigning champions Cambridgeshire 4-1 in the quarter-finals at Bridge Road, the ground of Blue Square Premier outfit Histon, on Saturday.

Wiltshire last made the final in 1948, when they won the competition.

Cirencester Town’s Max Etheridge gave Wiltshire a 1-0 lead against much-fancied Cambridgeshire going into the interval.

Salisbury City man Danny Young, who is currently on loan at Devizes Town, and Melksham Town’s Stuart Greener extended the lead to 3-0 in the second half.

Wiltshire scored a fourth before Cambridgeshire netted a consolation at the death.

Manager Pete Cooper said: “We did a good job and played well on a poor pitch.

“They were a good side, you could see why they were favourites.

“But we’ve got a never-say-die attitude and work as a team.”

Wiltshire will play Birmingham or Leicestershire and Rutland in the semi-finals, depending on the outcome of the clash between the sides today.

Cooper and assistant manager Nigel Tripp are going to watch the game to learn more about their prospective opponents.

Wiltshire have made it to the semi-finals after getting a bye in round one, and beating the Amateur Football Alliance 2-1 at Hardenhuish Park in round two.

The county side then defeated neighbours Hampshire away in a 5-3 thriller, before thrashing Cambridgeshire in the quarter-final.