STOURPORT Swifts are into the semi-finals of the Worcestershire FA Senior Cup after beating a strong Kidderminster Harriers outfit 2-1 on Tuesday night. 

Lee Chilton's winning free-kick in the 64th minute put Swifts back ahead after Harriers' Kobe Hall cancelled out Drew Canavan's 48th minute penalty. 

A number of first-team players were involved for the full-timers, including the likes of Ethan Freemantle, Tom Owen-Evans and Alex Penny, but they were not able to steer Harriers into the semis. 

Stourport will now play Droitwich Spa in the semi-final, where the winner will play Redditch United in the final.

Harriers dominated for large spells in the first-half and were playing the better football on a tricky surface, but could not break down a stubborn Swifts defence. 

Owen-Evans did have the stand-out chance for the visitors, but his goal-bound shot was diverted into the arms of Joshua Bishop by Freemantle. 

Jack Watts wasted a rare chance at the other end but those aside, it was a half of few opportunities and the hosts took a clean sheet into the changing rooms.

Swifts started the second-half well and after just three minutes, the referee had awarded them a penalty, which midfielder Canavan tucked home.

But that lead did not last long as Hall ran in behind and thumped a finish past Bishop into the far corner to bring Harriers level.

But despite the away side continuing to dominate possession, they failed to threaten the goal and in the 64th minute, a free-kick was given around 25 yards out on the right. 

It was set up nicely for the left foot of 39-year-old Chilton and he stepped up to curl it into the corner to make it 2-1. 

Swifts sat back to preserve what they had but they could have extended their lead in the 84th minute when Ben Jevons flicked a header onto the crossbar.

Quentin Townsend's men then held on for the win and the gaffer was full of praise at full-time. 

"It was a very pleasing performance from us against probably a stronger Kidderminster side than we were expecting," he said.

"I think there were around six or seven first-team players in their squad. But I think that riled us up a little and we rose to the challenge. 

"We knew they would have a lot of the ball and we gave them as much respect as they deserved. But we were resolute and we scored when we needed to and I think it was a well-deserved win overall."

And now it's a clash with Step 6 side Droitwich, who have proven to be the surprise package in this tournament this season. 

The Saltmen have already beaten both of last year's finalists in Worcester City and Pershore Town to reach the semis and Townsend is wary of the threat they pose. 

"We now go to the semis where we have Droitwich, a side we know a lot about having ground-shared with them," he added.

"They are very well supported at their new place and are going very well this season so we won't be taking them lightly when we go there."