Having already knocked Dearham out of the Benevolent and Cumberland cups, Reds completed a hat-trick of sorts with victory against the village side in the Conway Cup.
But this instalment proved the toughest game of the three with the young Reds having to show great character to secure a hard-fought win at Pottery Park.
Making six changes to the starting XI after the Cumberland Cup victory, Reds had the benefit of an early goal after Scott Williamson (pictured) powered home a header from a corner to give the visitors something to hang on to.
They retained that slender lead before doubling their advantage just before half time. Sam Christian got on the end of a long Aaron Lister clearance and lobbed the ball over the Dearham ‘keeper for a well taken second.
Dearham were given a life line on the stroke of half time when they were awarded a penalty. Jack Brown duly converted to make for a competitive second half.
It became a bit feisty at times with a few yellow cards brandished. There was even a red handed out late in the day when Taylor Manchester was sent off for bundling Tyler Harrell to the ground.
And with the hosts reduced to ten men, Reds increased their lead in the eighty-fifth minute. Zak Walker delivered a teasing free-kick into the area and Williamson found enough space to comfortably head home his second goal of the afternoon.
Reds will now travel to Cockermouth at the semi-final stage.
Team: Aaron Lister, Hayden Percival, Owen Johnston, Scott Williamson, Jaden Scott, Chad Grisdale, Luke Davidson, Sam Christian, Tyler Harrell, Jack Dunstan, Harry Watson. Substitutes – Brad Keenan, Brad Barwise, Jay Connor, Zak Walker, Luke Bewsher-Canon.