Cammell Laird progressed to the semi-final of the Wirral Senior Cup following a convincing 3-0 victory over Mersey Royal.

Goals from Kieran Hamm and Ben Wood and an unfortunate own goal from Rob Whyte were enough for the Cammells to book their place in the last four of the competition.

Their first goal came 22 minutes in when Jamie Eaton put a low driven cross into the box. Whyte attempted to clear the ball but his scuffed clearence found its way into the back of his own net.

Their second came just seven minutes later with Hamm breaking through the defence. He was able to use his quick feet to slot the ball into the bottom right corner, leaving goalkeeper Dean Thomas wondering what his defenders were doing. 

The home side clearly saw a weakness in the Royals backline as they continued to place balls over the top.

The away side did have their chance late on in the first half. Luke Baugh was left in acres of space, having a clear path for a shot on goal from 30 yards out but goalkeeper Thomas Adshead was on hand to save the shot and force a corner. 

The Royal’s nearly got back into the game moments later, and again it was Baugh who broke through for a one-on-one but the keeper was able to stand his ground and pull off the save. 

The opposition looked to be the better side in the second half, controlling possession but failing to do much with it. They had an early second half chance but the ball went flying over the net.

The Royals were perhaps lucky to escape a red card with Tyler Smith putting in a crunching challenge on Cammells midfielder Jack Darlington. The referee saw it as a yellow but many home fans felt he got away with one. 

Any hopes for a late come back for the away side were dashed when Hamm’s chance from outside the box was saved but the keeper spilled it to the feet of Ben Wood who took the ball around the keeper slotting home the third securing their spot in the semi final of the Wirral Senior Cup.