Published 18th February 2012
...Saturday, a last-gasp winner saw an end to twenty-nine successive wins in the competition.
Their Fifth Round tie looked like heading for extra-time against their Northern League rivals until Mattie Moffat broke the deadlock in the 89th minute.
However, desperate to hold onto their trophy, Bay equalised within a minute when Paul Robinson netted after good work from Robbie Dale.
But in injury-time Michael Rae broke Bay hearts with West`s winner.
Dunston UTS became another Northern League side into the last eight after a comfortable 3-0 home win over Essex Senior Leaguers Bethnal Green United.
Andy Bulford gave the favourites a 10th minute lead that he doubled around the half-hour mark.
Daniel Shore added a third on 34 minutes and the tie was then effectively over.
The ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League has two clubs in the quarter-finals for the first time since 1984 after impressive wins for Peterborough Northern Star and St Ives Town.
The Saints overcame fancied Baker Joiner Midland Alliance outfit Gresley FC 4-0 at Westwood Road.
Goals from Lee Ellison after 25 minutes and Conor Washington a minute later put St Ives in first half control.
Washington scored his second after 63 minutes with Scott Fielding sealing the win three minutes from time against opponents by then down to nine men.
St Ives visit Staveley Miners Welfare in the quarters.
Northern Star came through a test of character, progressing 2-0 at another Alliance side Tividale after extra-time.
Northern Star had Jimmy Dean dismissed for two yellow cards 20 minutes in, but Karl Gibbs made the breakthrough 7 minutes into extra-time with Jon Stead sealing the victory with a last minute spot-kick.
Uhlsport Hellenic Leaguers Shortwood United came through their tricky test at home to Northern League Ashington, winning 3-0.
John Cant gave the home side the boost of an early 3rd minute lead that Kevin Slack added to 7 minutes later.
And a quarter-final spot was assured when Tim Haddock made it 3-0 in the 58th minute.
Defender James Campbell was Kent Hurlimann League side Herne Bay`s hero in their Fifth Round tie at home to Toolstation Western League visitors Larkhall Athletic.
He popped up with the match-winner with less than 4 minutes remaining.
Sydenhams Football League (Wessex) Premier Division side Bournemouth Poppies held STL Northern League outfit Billingham Synthonia to a goalless draw in the North East.
The Poppies survived 30 minutes extra-time and will replay at Victoria Park for the right to play another Northern League side in West Auckland Town, who ended holders Whitley Bay`s dominance of the competition on Saturday.