Cup joy for Eyjolfsson

Holmar Orn Eyjolfsson's tremendous start to his loan spell in Belgium continued as KSV Roeselare took a giant step towards the first Belgian Cup final appearance in their 89-year history.

The Iceland Under-21 defender, who joined Roeselare on loan until the end of the season earlier this month, played the 90 minutes as Dennis van Wijk's team overcame KV Kortrijk on away goals to reach the semi-finals.

Going into Wednesday's quarter-final second-leg tie 3-2 down, Roeselare levelled matters through Joeri Dequevy's goal eight minutes from time at the Schiervelde Stadion. The White and Blacks were then able to play out the remaining time to clinch victory courtesy of their two away first-leg goals.

Before Dequevy's all-important goal, Eyjolfsson had to be at his best to deny Kortrijk's Laurent Ciman early in the second half. The match capped a fine first fortnight for the youngster as he makes his name in Belgian football.

He said: "Everything has gone well so quickly. I have only been here a couple of weeks and we have already had some great wins - including now being through to the semi-finals of the Belgian Cup. I could hardly have dreamed of a better start."

Roeselare will face one of Cercle Brugge KSV, AA Gent or KV Mechelen in the last four. Away from the cup, the 19-year-old had previously performed well in the club's vital 4-1 Belgian top-flight win over relegation rivals KSC Lokeren at the weekend.

Eyjolfsson, who was booked in Wednesday's cup success, will return to action with Roeselare when they play host to KRC Genk - the team they knocked out at the last-16 stage - in the league on Saturday evening.

There is no question of not staying grounded though for the Hammers youngster. "We cannot get carried away," he added. "We have another extremely important match coming on Saturday."

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Elsewhere on Wednesday, Academy striker Jack Werndly was an unused substitute for Histon in their 2-0 home Blue Square Premier defeat by Luton Town.

On Tuesday, Andrea Zola, the manager's son, made his debut for Blue Square Premier side Grays Athletic. Unfortunately for Zola and his manager, former West Ham left-back Julian Dicks, Grays went down to a 4-1 defeat at Kidderminster Harriers.