Published 25th February 2012
....Quarter-Finals on Saturday by beating Blue Square Bet Premier side Cambridge United on their own R Costings Stadium.
Richard Jolly took just 4 minutes to give the 1984/85 winners the edge by netting from close range after Kurtney Brooks' right-wing cross was headed into his path by Lee Chappell.
Liam Hughes had a shot tipped over by Stones` keeper Jonathan North midway through the first half after good work down the right by Ryan Jackson, while Adam Marriott steered wide from 15 yards following a good team move.
And the first half ended on a sour note for United when Harrison Dunk was stetchered off in stoppage time.
Hughes had a powerful strike well saved by North while Berry saw a shot deflected wide off Sean Cronin as United continued to enjoy the bulk of possession.
But Jolly doubled the visitors' advantage against the run of play on 68 minutes by tapping in at the near post from Connor Smith's low ball in from the right.
James Jennings responded within 2 minutes with an excellent curling free-kick from the edge of the area, but another free-kick was well saved by North in the closing stages as United's cup dreams died.
The other non-Conference side, Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division Northwich Victoria, failed bravely in their bid to make a third Trophy final, going down to the odd goal in five to Conference Premier outfit Newport County at Macclesfield Town`s Moss Rose.
County staged another remarkable comeback from 2-0 down to keep their Wembley dream alive.
Justin Edinburgh's men were outplayed for an hour and were seemingly on the verge of being knocked out after goals from Ian Kearney aftre 36 minutes and Ryan Wade just after the break.
But the introduction of substitutes Paul Rodgers, Jake Harris and Darryl Knights changed the game.
Harris lived up to his reputation with two close-range strikes on 59 and 84 minutes to level the scores and Nat Jarvis won it with a fine diving header with a minute to spare.
Grimsby Town's ambitions of a Wembley final were ended as they suffered defeat to Conference Premier rivals York City at Blundell Park.
The game was all square until the 83rd minute when the Minstermen's Scott Kerr broke the deadlock and ended Town's hopes of a place in the semi-finals.
Trophy favourites Luton Town eased into the semi-finals for the second year running as they brushed aside Conference Premier rivals Gateshead 2-0 at Kenilworth Road.
In front of a crowd pf 2,499, the Hatters played some neat football throughout, creating countless chances and rarely looked in trouble as a fine John Paul Kissock volley after 8 minutes and an audacious 35-yard free-kick from Keith Keane around the hour-mark saw them through.