Dudley K 11 Morley 15
Angst for Dudley Kingswinford of Midlands One, the beaten 1999 finalists, but a joyful quick return to Twickenham for North One Morley, the cup holders, after edging victory in a classic and rigorous semi-final of the Powergen Intermediate Cup.
Played in an excellent spirit - no disciplinary cards or wiggings needed by admirable referee Chris Seeley - an archetypal cup clash could always go either way, even in the final act when DK left-winger Ian Gowland was tackled into the corner flag.
There were other close shaves: for DK, full-back Steve Smart and centre Gareth Davies knocked on with the line at their mercy and Rhys Crane, their other centre, was penalised for a second movement when hauled down inches short of the line.
Likewise, Morley flanker Craig Field's charge was thwarted at the last ditch and their forwards were held up when they mauled over the line while both sides suffered injury loss of crucial personnel.
Morley's one-time England scrum-half, Scott Benton, departed early, requiring a backline reshuffle with ex-Wales fly-half Colin Stephens, their drector of rugby, coming from the bench and, in quick succession in the third quarter, DK lost lock Ben Connett and flanker Richard Port.
Captain Connett and Port had played a big part in a string of DK turnovers of Morley ball at line-outs and breakdowns and Connett had just scored the try of the match to pull DK back to 10-8 down.
In a sweeping 60-yard exchange of passes Crane, right-winger Warren Port and Connett handled twice. Simon Fletcher could not convert but, two minutes later, he gave DK the lead for the second time with a 45-yard penalty.
Opting to face a strong wind, DK had made a rousing start with swift rucking, driving and passing and first went ahead on 14 minutes from Fletcher's short-range penalty goal.
However, that was their only profit in 25 minutes of dominance and Morley hit back when lock Craig Rika, loitering out wide of a ruck, surged 30 yards for a try. Peter Murphy converted, on the stroke of half-time, then added a 26-yard penalty for Morley to lead 10-3 and, after DK had kept their regained one-point lead for 15 minutes, centre Matt Callaghan muscled over in the corner for the deciding try.