KINGS Heath were handed a potentially money-spinning Birmingham Senior Cup tie against West Bromwich Albion after Evesham were dramatically thrown out of the competition.

United were expelled after failing to meet an extended deadline to stage the match by last night (Wednesday).

The hosts could not play because of a league fixture backlog and the Baggies received a bye to the quarter finals where they will meet Sean Lawless' giantkillers.

Heath have already eliminated higher league West Midlands Police and Stratford Town and Midland Combination leaders Studley.

And Lawless has christened the game a Black Country derby outside the Black Country after the club cut a deal to wear the current Wolves kit - sponsors, club crest and all - for the rest of the season.

Heath will be bidding to go one better than BKL, who last year became the first Combination side to reach the quarters for a decade.

The prize is a semi final against Dr Martens Premier outfit Tamworth, who ended BKL's run with a 5-0 defeat last year and reached the semis this year with a penalty shoot-out win over Wolves.

"Obviously we'll see what team they put out and have a go," said Lawless.

"The pitch is terrible and I think if Gary Megson turns up with 20 players he will look at the pitch and decide not to risk anyone.

"If he decides to play the youngsters we might have a chance."

Walsall's conquerors Moor Green take on Birmingham City, who knocked Redditch out of this year's competition, in the other semi.

But the Kingsmen will be desperate to avoid Evesham's fate and hope to stage their tie on Wednesday, 28, on a Lye Meadow pitch suffering badly from a heavy season.

Lawless said the committee might have to look at the option of staging the tie elsewhere in a bid to get it played.