There were seven Buildbase FA Trophy Preliminary Round replays on Tuesday night with a couple of surprise outcomes.
An extraordinary game at Bostik League South side South Park`s Whitehall Lane in Reigate, saw a devastating attacking display from Bostik North Brentwood Town progress to play Evo-Stik League South East outfit Bedford Town in the next round.
Luke Foster gave the Essex visitors the boost of an early 5th minute lead that Kieran Lavery levelled in the 27th minute.
Parity lasted barely 3 minutes as Alfie Hilton restored Brentwood`s lead and then 9 minutes later made it 3-1.
Six minutes into the second half, Izzy Bademosi added Town`s fourth and Connor Martin quickly made it a nap hand for the visitors.
Bademosi scored his second and Brentwood`s sixth after 64 minutes, with Jack Mazzone reducing the deficit after 76 minutes.
But Matt Price put the icing on the cake with a seventh for Brentwood with 8 minutes remaining.
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Brentwood`s Essex neighbours AFC Hornchurch are second in the Bostik North table at present, but are out of the Trophy after losing 2-1 at Bridge Road to mid-table Bostik South side Thamesmead Town.
It was goalless at the break, and then just 4 minutes into the second period, Scott Kinch gave Mead the lead.
Six minutes later, Tashi-Jay Kwayie doubled the visitors lead, with Matthias Fanimo pulling the Urchins back into the tie in the 82nd minute, but Meas held firm.
Another Bostik North v South tie saw Barking gain `revenge` for Hornchurch`s defeat by beating Chipstead 2-1 at Mayesbrook Park.
However, the Blues left it very, very late.
The visitors broke the deadlock just past the hour-mark through Sam Bell.
But it was the substitutes who turned the game for Barking, with Jay Knight grabbed the equaliser with 10 minutes remaining, and then 2 minutes into stoppage time, Theo Ola took the home side through.
An all-Bostik North replay saw Bowers & Pitsea sweep past hosts Dereham Town 4-1 and will now face Egham Town on October 28th.
Three goals in 12 minutes ahead of the half-time break from Jamie Salmon, Tony Stokes and Jamie Dicks put Bowers in control of the tie.
Ashley Jarvis reduced the deficit in the 63rd minute, but David Knight restored Bowers` three-goal cushion immediately afterwards.
Evo-Stik League South West leaders Taunton Town are through, but it took extra-time to see off league rivals AFC Totton at the Testwood Stadium.
Taunton took a 33rd minute lead when Matt Wright knocked down Les Afful’s cross to find Pierce Mitchell who rifled the ball home from the edge of the box.
Seven minutes into the second half, the Stags were level through Charlie Gunson.
And that`s how it remained for the rest of normal time.
And then Ross Staley gave the Peacocks the lead right at the end of the first period of extra-time – a lead they held on to.
Taunton`s league rivals Yate Town are also through, edging out Evo-Stik League South East outfit Fleet Town 2-1 at Lodge Road.
Both teams are struggling in their respective divisions, but a bright first half from Fleet saw them take the lead through Gilberto Abril.
But Yate stormed back after the break and forced home two goals from Ben Brooks after 52 minutes and Bristol Rovers loanee Lewis Leigh-Gilchrist on 79 minutes in the driving rain, to secure the tie.
The only tie north of Watford saw Droylsden secure their passage into the next round after a penalty shoot-out against Evo-Stik League North rivals Ossett Albion at the Butcher`s Arms.
Steve Hall gave the Bloods a 21st minute lead that Callum Charlton finally levelled with 12 minutes remaining.
The visitors may be struggling in the league, but they gave a battling performance and even extra-time couldn`t separate the teams.
So it was to spot-kicks in which Droylsden triumphed 4-2.