Kimberley Miners Welfare progressed to the last eight of the EMCL Cup after beating Greenwood Meadows 2-0 on Wednesday evening at a wind swept Lenton Lane.
Greenwood, who kicked with the wind in the first half, had a chance early on but it was fine goalkeeping from Burton who nicked the ball from the striker’s feet.
Welfare should have been a couple up at the break with Josh Stevenson firing over, Luke Hodgman seeing a shot well saved from close range and Grant’s header also going just over.
Greenwood at the other end were trying to use the wind to their advantage with some long hopeful shots, but keeper Burton was always quick the react.
Kimberley came out strong and confident in the second half and, despite the odd scare, dominated proceedings.
The breakthrough finally came in the hour mark as a fine run from Scott Carlile saw him clean through on goal and he lobbed the ball over the advancing keeper to give Welfare the lead.
Just seven minutes later it was 2-0 when fine work from Hodgman gave Carlile the simple job of tapping the ball home.
Kimberley pushed for more goals and Sharpe’s effort went just wide and Zboch’s long range effort was well saved.
Kimberley face a home tie against Radfordin the next round.
On Saturday Kimberley travel to Holwell Sports in the EMCL before they begin their Notts Senior Cup campaign on Wednesday evening at home to Real United 745pm at The Stag.