TWO local teams are still involved in the Challenge Cup after the second round ties were completed on Saturday.

Mathern FC enjoyed their second visit to Mardy with a 4-0 victory.

Ieuan Diyaolu hit a fine hat-trick to set up the win and Luke Farley took over responsibility of penalty-taking after two recent misses by other players to please manager Dean Thomas.

"It was a good win and another good performance," Thomas said.

"The difference from the last couple of weeks was that our finishing was much better.

Blackrock Rovers will also be in the hat for the next round after a 2-1 victory at Division 3's West of St Julians.

Luke James put Rovers ahead by scoring just five minutes later.

Sustained pressure by the home side was resisted by a disciplined defence with good performances from Kieran Harris and Jamie Watkins, to lead 1-0 at the break.

"We took control in the second half," said Rovers' boss Paul Lovell.

"I made a slight change of formation which meant we retained possession for long periods"

That came when Gareth Taylor's cross gave Scott Lovell the chance to coolly slotting the ball home.