Rothwell Corinthians held their nerve to beat UCL Division One rivals Peterborough Sports in a penalty shoot-out as they booked their place in the last eight of the NFA Junior Cup.
Corinthians looked to be heading out as they trailed Dan Clements’ early goal.
But Kalon Peniasko equalised in the last minute and, after the first six penalties had all been scored in the shoot-out, Ondre Odain hit the post with Sports’ fourth.
Joe Wright gave Corinthians the advantage, Andy Broome squared the contest but Callum Plowright fired Corinthians into to the quarter-finals as they won the shoot-out 5-4.
Things were a bit more straightforward for Raunds Town as they won 5-2 at Oundle Town.
The damage was done in the first half as Jamie Russell’s brace and a Jed Ainge goal put the Shopmates 3-0 up.
Karl King made four from the penalty spot and he struck from 12 yards again before the break after Jamie Chilvers had pulled one back for the hosts.
Spencer Clarke scored the only goal of the second half for Oundle but it was only a consolation.
Thrapston Town also booked a place in the last eight as they edged out fellow UCL Division One side Woodford United 1-0 at Chancery Lane.
Leigh Chapman was the match-winner for the hosts as he grabbed the only goal on 26 minutes.
Northants Combination Premier Division sides Corby Eagles and Gretton went out as they were both beaten 3-1 at ON Chenecks and Northampton Spencer respectively.
Whitworth strengthened their top-three position in the UCL Division One with a 2-0 home success over Olney Town.
Cavell Jarvis did the damage as he struck in each half to secure the points for the Flourmen.
Rushden & Higham United’s fine form continued as they made it five matches without defeat with a 2-0 win at Buckingham Town.
Tyler Merries gave the Lankies the lead and Ryan Kalla completed a fourth victory in a row on 61 minutes.
The big game at the bottom went the way of Irchester United as their 3-1 success ensured Stewarts & Lloyds crashed to their 19th defeat in as many league matches.
Lewis Moses and Sam Dengel gave the Romans a 2-0 half-time lead and Dengel put the result beyond doubt before Richard Meldrum scored a consolation for the Foundrymen.
Burton Park Wanderers continue to struggle and they became the latest victims of in-form Potton United who ran out 4-0 winners.
Gary Ansell-Carter, Joe Jordan, Callum Forster and Steve Muggridge were on target for the hosts.