Mark Wright was the more relieved manager than former Liverpool team-mate Nigel Clough after Burton Albion earned a fully deserved replay at Peterborough.
Posh boss Wright suggested his League One side had underestimated Clough?s Conference outfit but a 0-0 draw means a replay at the Pirelli Stadium a week on Wednesday.
Burton had the better chances in the first half at London Road, with Shaun Harrad firing straight at the keeper when ideally placed, but the Brewers needed goalkeeper Saul Deeney to be inspired after the break to thwart Peterborough?s second-half siege.
Clough said: ?We dealt with everything they threw at us. We were under the cosh and they bombarded us in the second half but our young keeper had a great game and pulled off some good saves.
?We were the better team in the first half and had enough chances to have go in front.?
Worcester City also face a home replay after a 1-1 draw at Southern Premier highfliers Chippenham Town.
Andy Preece?s men struck after just five minutes when Adam Webster slotted home but Ian Harvey equalised a minute into the second half and City keeper Danny McDonnell kept out a Dave Gilroy effort ten minutes from time to ensure a second meeting a week tonight.
Rob Oddy was the Nuneaton Borough star man as they marched into the second round with a comfortable 2-0 home win over Ryman One side Ramsgate.
Defender Oddy fired home the opener after 15 minutes from a Terry Angus free-kick and then Oddy, having had another effort cleared off the line, provided the cross for David Staff to head home on 34 minutes.
The only disappointment for Boro was the dismissal of young striker Michael Frew with ten minutes left after a second yellow card.
Hednesford Town?s hopes were crushed as they lost 4-0 at Histon.
The Pitmen had never lost to the Cambridge side and they were still in the contest when they trailed 1-0 at halftime to a tenth minute effort from Steve Jackman.
But two quick goals after the break from Ian Cambridge and Jackman ended any comeback hopes. And the Pitmen were denied when a Paul McMahon ?goal? was disallowed and Andy Bell had a penalty saved by keeper Lance Key before Robbie Nightingale hit Histon?s fourth five minutes from time.