Ten-man Long Buckby suffered FA Vase heartbreak as they lost after extra-time at Greenhouse London on Saturday.
Things looked to be going Buckby’s way when they took a 1-0 lead through Nkosi Mzungwana.
The score stayed that way until 11 minutes from time, when Luke Wilson, making his Buckby debut, was dismissed for handling the ball on the line.
Billy Reynolds converted the resultant spot kick to make it 1-1, but Buckby regained the lead with just five minutes remaining, the in-form Josh Crawley scoring a penalty at the other end.
Bucks were seconds away from progressing, but the home side refused to give up and scored a late,late equaliser five minutes into stoppage time as Sam Owushi’s hopeful cross dropped into the net.
Solomon Ofori then put Greenhouse in front on 114 minutes and Tony Cookey sealed the home side’s passage in the final minute.
Buckby are back in UCL Premier Division action on Saturday when they travel to Kempston.
They also have a midweek game next Tuesday night when they travel to Compton Park to play Cogenhoe United.
Meanwhile, Woodford United have scored their first goals of the UCL Division One season, but are still to claim their first point.
On Saturday, the Reds were beaten 3-1 at home by Eynesbury, with their goal coming from Stuart Reid.
Tuesday night saw Woodford lose again by 3-1, this time at in-form Spencer.
The man on the mark for the Reds was Steve Grimley, and it was another encouraging performance from Woodford.
The Reds are back in action on Saturday when they travel to Harrowby.