ALSAGER Faculty kept their hopes of a league and cup double alive by reaching the AJ Cooke Trophy final on Saturday.

A hat-trick from Andy Gray and a single strike by Danny Howard gave the students a 4-0 win over Winsford IPC in their semi-final.

To cap a good day for the Faculty, championship rivals Congleton Athletic crashed to a 3-1 defeat at Sandbach.

Paul Burns netted twice and Graeme Roberts once for third-placed Sandbach with Simon Buxton on target for Congleton.

Bentley were held to a 1-1 draw by Winnington Avenue with Jamie Jarvis netting for The Motormen and Dominic Johns replying for Avenue.

There are no games scheduled over Easter.