HOME favourite Curtis Clarkin will face Mark Ashworth in the final of the Harold Ryden trophy at Nelson Golf Club on Wednesday (5.30pm).

And if the last two day’s of knockout play are anything to go by it could be a dramatic night.

Clarkin booked his spot in the showpiece with a 2&1 win over Accrington’s Ben Scott courtesy of a fantastic finish which saw him card three successive birdies on 15,16 and 17.

The other semi-final saw Clitheroe’s Ashworth overcome last year’s beaten finalist Anthony Harwood (Blackburn) 6&4.

But that only tells half the story as Harwood saw his drive on the eighth hole end up in the pocket of a spectator.

That led to Harwood taking a drop where the ball was judged to have gone into the pocket and the Blackburn man was able to rescue a half in par,

But it wasn't enough to help Harwood into a second successive final as Ashworth proved too strong,

In Monday’s quarter-finals there was also plenty of drama.

Accrington’s Scott finished with three birdies in the last four holes to seal a 1up victory over Nelson’s Nick Uttley with the home player sinking eight birdies but still missing out on a place in the last four.

And Burnley’s Gary Blades also missed out on a semi-final spot in dramatic circumstances after he conceded his match with Harwood ahead of the third extra hole.

The pair were all square through the regulation 18 and when two extra holes failed to separate them Blades conceded with the light too poor to continue allowing the Blackburn man to take his place in the last four.

It was a decision taken by the Burnley man to avoid coming back and playing again last night.

Elsewhere, Ashworth was a 4&2 winner over his Clitheroe clubmate Tony Holt while Clarkin overcame Marsden Park’s Craig Fort 3&2.