Grant Davidson would love to help Penrith AFC reach another Cumberland Cup final - where he would look “to make amends” for his sending off in last season’s final.

At the last two finals at Brunton Park, the Bonny Blues have featured. But they’ve lost in extra-time against Cleator Moor Celtic and Workington Reds on both occasions.

Against Cleator, then managed by Stuart Green, Callum Birdsall scored the decisive third goal in last season’s final. That came in the 96th minute after Connor Shields levelled on 77 minutes despite Davidson getting his marching orders after Ryan Hall’s opener.

This term, Penrith have beaten Gosforth, Carlisle City and Whitehaven AFC on their way to the final four where they visit Wigton Harriers tomorrow (2pm kick-off).

But captain Davidson has warned his team-mates they must not get complacent as they look to respond from Saturday’s 4-1 defeat at home to Newcastle Benfield after back-to-back wins.

“With the current mood of the squad, we fancy our chances against any team. But there are no easy semi-finals and Wigton are a strong team,” said Davidson.

“They’ve beaten the likes of Keswick and Wetheriggs to reach the semi-final, so they will be no pushovers. 

“Hopefully, we can reach the final and it will give me the chance to make amends for last season. I let the lads down, getting sent off for a stupid challenge.” 

In the other semi-final, Carlisle United play Bransty Rangers at Penrith’s Frenchfield Park on Tuesday night, 7.30pm kick-off.