Kyle Storer admitted it was hardly the greatest penalty in the world but it resulted in the greatest day in the life of the teenager and his Tamworth team-mates.
Though Storer?s late spot-kick was blocked by Bournemouth keeper Gareth Stewart, the midfielder rammed home the rebound to dump the League One side out of the Cup and put Tamworth into the second round for just the second time in their history.
The 2-1 win at Dean Court was only the second time the Lambs had claimed a League scalp and, 36 years after they stunned Torquay United, Mark Cooper?s class of 2005 were in dreamland.
Tamworth midfielder Graham Ward, who once had a trial with the Cherries, had grabbed a 29th-minute opener with a scrappy finish. ?I shanked it into the ground and it bounced over the keeper?s head,? said the Irishman.
Though Brian Stock lashed home a free-kick equaliser on the stroke of half-time after Storer?s reckless foul, the 18-year-old bathroom tiler had the final word eight minutes from time. Marcus Browning was controversially adjudged to have handled as he tangled with Tamworth striker Jake Edwards and Storer, who had never taken a Tamworth penalty before, became the hero.
?I was cross with myself for giving away the free-kick just before half-time,? said Storer. ?But I think I made up for it. It?s great to be in the limelight and on Match of the Day.?
Player-manager Cooper, who included himself in the line-up, said: ?Our gameplan to let Bournemouth come at us until the last 30 yards worked like a dream. The players were magnificent. We?re one game away from the third round and that?s our target.?