Verrall hits hat-trick in thrilling tie
Kirby Muxloe booked their place in the second qualifying round of the FA Vase after an extraordinary win at Holwell Sports.
The Midland Alliance side eventually saw off their East Midlands Counties hosts 6-5, the sides having been locked at 4-4 after 90 minutes.
Two Stuart Verrall goals gave Kirby a 2-1 lead at half-time but quick-fire strikes early in the second-half from Scott Mooney and Dom Hallows put Holwell in front.
Verrall completed his hat-trick from the penalty spot to square matters before Tom Hill restored their advantage five minutes from time.
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However, Mooney hit his second a couple of minutes from time to force the extra half-hour.
An own goal put Kirby 5-4 up and two minutes later Sam Taylor netted to give them a two-goal cushion.
Hallows completed the scoring five minutes from the end with the game's fourth spot-kick but Sports were unable to get back into the picture.
Lee Linnett struck the only goal as St Andrews picked up a confidence-boosting 1-0 win at Grimsby Borough.
There was also a lift for Ibstock United. They have struggled in the EMCL so far but got the better of Senior Leaguers Stapenhill 3-2 at the Welfare. Robert Louca, William Price and Dean Statham netted for United.
Barrow Town may be going well in the EMCL but they have struggled in knock-out competitionS.
They crashed out of the FA Cup at the first hurdle – and followed suit in the FA Vase as they were beaten 3-1 at Harborough Town.
Barrow went ahead through Ryan Foster but home skipper Alex McMillan responded by scoring a wonder goal from 30 yards.
As Harborough took control, Will Arnold threaded a ball through to striker Rob Barnett, who found the far corner of the net.
The matter was settled on 80 minutes when Barnett delivered a low cross to the far post and Ben Barton slammed the ball home off the crossbar.
Harborough now host a Boston Town side, who scored a dramatic 4-3 win over Loughborough University.
The students looked to be heading towards the next stage as they led 3-1. However, they were pegged back to 3-3 before their hosts snatched a last-minute winner.
Quorn entertain Barrow Town in the quarter-finals of the Loughborough Charity Cup this evening (7.45), while Rothley Imps take on Anstey Nomads at Loughborough Road in a Battle of Britain Charity Cup semi-final (7.30).