Worcester City's FA Cup luck ran out last night after a heart-breaking penalty shoot-out defeat denied them a place in the first round.
City had thought they had got out of jail in their replay at Basingstoke Town when Abderrahman Traore grabbed an equaliser two minutes into stoppage time at The Camrose.
But after both sides missed penalties apiece, City defender Justin Thompson had his spot-kick saved to send Nationwide South side Basingstoke through to a tie at Chesterfield.
Midfielder Ben Wells smashed home a brilliant 30-yarder six minutes after half-time but City levelled when player-manager Andy Preece fed Traore and he slotted home.
After City goalkeeper Danny McDonnell saved Wells' kick and then another from Francis Quarm, Preece and Traore both had the chance to win the tie but had efforts saved.
Former Walsall player Sean Platt was Willenhall Town's spot-kick hero in a 2-1 FA Trophy win over Ossett Albion.
The Reds had fallen behind midway through the first half when Steve West struck for the Yorkshire visitors.
But Platt kept his nerve to convert two penalties in as many minutes. After Matthew Barnes-Homer had been flattened, Platt slotted home the 72nd minute equaliser and was unerring again after another foul inside the Ossett area.
Willenhall now entertain Rushall Olympic in Saturday's third qualifying round contest.
Mark Bellingham struck twice in extra time to fire Stourbridge into the third round of the Errea Cup at the expense of Spalding United.
After defences had looked impenetrable in the 90 minutes, Bellingham capitalised on a poor clearance from the Tulips' keeper on 95 minutes for the breakthrough goal. Paul Moore and Bellingham again then secured victory for the 1993 cup winners.
Chasetown also progressed, thanks to Lee Bullimore's second-half goal which accounted for Malvern Town 1-0 at the Scholars, while Stourport Swifts, who parted company with manager Roy Rencher last week, handed caretaker boss Vaughan Little a 1-0 win at Bedworth United.
In the British Gas Business Midlands Division, Solihull Borough's charge up the table was halted by a 2-0 defeat at Rothwell Town. Boro had been unbeaten in their previous four matches but they struggled after conceding a 16th-minute goal to Justin Jenkins and Chris Difante added the hosts' second just before the hour mark.
Alvechurch paid the price for poor defending as they lost 3-2 at home to Oadby Town in the Polymac Services Midland Alliance. Goals from Keith Rostill and Craig Pountney had put the Church 2-1 in front at half-time.
Boldmere St Michaels slipped to a second successive defeat, with a Craig Hancox goal not enough to deny visitors Quorn a 2-1 win.