Watford IFC secured a semi-final spot in the IFA London Cup with a comfortable 5-0 win against AFC Wimbledon B on Saturday.

Having already won their first two group matches, the victory confirms WIFC as group winners and sets up a home semi-final against either AFC Wimbledon’s A team or Kingstonian. The game also counted towards the IFA league and saw the home side end a six-game win-less streak that stretches back to October.

WIFC took control of the game in the early stages and had already created clear-cut chances for Dave Soloway and Joel Moody before Stu Nicholls collected a Moody pass and smashed home the opening goal.

Soloway then had another great chance to extend WIFC’s lead but was thwarted by an excellent save from the visiting keeper, while skipper Chris Dundon, making his 100th appearance for the club, also brought the best out of the Dons custodian from point blank range.

Not be denied, Dundon finally marked the occasion when he scored the second, converting Soloway’s pin-point cross.

With a 2-0 lead at the break, WIFC pressed on and looked to make the game safe. They were able to achieve that in a five-minute spell early in the second half when full back Jamie Parkins, having already gone close to scoring himself after a marauding run, swung in a testing cross which was sent into his own net by the visiting centre half. Dundon added his second and WIFC’s fourth in the next attack.

With the defence, excellently marshalled by man-of-the-match Aidy Spender, repelling the visitors' attempts to get back into the game, WIFC then rounded off the victory when Paul Whittenbury collected a superb through ball from Panos Fellas and though his finish was parried, Soloway was on hand to bundle home the fifth.

Joint manager Chris Davis was delighted with the win and especially the clean sheet - WIFC’s first since August.

"It was an excellent result and particularly pleased with the clean sheet,” said Davis.

“We defended solidly from back to front and restricted them to a couple of half chances over 90 minutes."

The semi-final will take place later in the season and WIFC continue their league campaign with a visit from Barnsley before the pro teams meet next weekend. For more info on WIFC, visit www.watfordifc.com.

Team. Jeremy Hinds; Jamie Parkins, Aidy Spender, Martin Pollard, Matt Ainsley; Rob Stone, Richard Walker, Stu Nicholls, Joel Moody; Dave Soloway, Chris Dundon. Subs Paul Whittenbury, Panos Fellas, Josh Freedman, Stuart Holdham, Alex Prentice, Jimmy Davis.