South Liverpool caused a shock after beating Northwest Counties Football Premier side Litherland REMYCA 4-3 on penalties in the Macron Cup.
The NWCFL North side drew 2-2 with the Premier division strugglers thanks to two goals from captain Cameron Dalton.
Litherland REMYCA dominated the first half, but South Liverpool keeper Jacob McCoy pulled off heroics to deny REMYCA.
McCoy denied Ryan Cox at close range after 18 minutes before denying him 10 minutes later.
A cross from the left by captain Ashton Clements found Cox in the box.
His snapshot from the penalty area was well saved by McCoy.
On the half hour mark, REMYCA hit the woodwork.
Striker Jamie McDonald was played through the right channel by Kieran Halliday but his chip over the keeper struck the outside of the post.
Three minutes into the second half and South Liverpool took a shock lead.
A weak back pass by Carter Costello was intercepted by Dalton who rounded Ryan Jones to tap home.
REMYCA pushed for an equaliser and got their reward with 21 minutes to go.
An exchange between Adam Hammill and Jamie McDonald saw Hammill strike a shot low into the bottom right corner.
Colin McDonald’s side momentum proved valuable as they struck again a minute later.
A cross from Halliday was deflected into the path of McDonald who tapped home to give REMY the lead.
Matthew Ryman’s side responded with 10 minutes to go.
Owen Hough was fouled in the area and Dalton stepped up and scored the penalty to send the match to a penalty shootout.
After each scoring their first two penalties, both South Liverpool and REMYCA missed their third with each keeper pulling off great saves.
REMYCA missed their fourth which proved costly as South Liverpool scored their remaining two to progress to the second round.