Matty Sykes scored a dramatic last minute free kick to propel Yorkshire Amateur to an epic 5-4 win over Bottesford Town and into the FA Vase third round for only the second time in the club’s 100 year history.
The see-saw encounter, played out in torrential rain, saw the Leeds-based side race into a two-nil lead after just 11 minutes through Fernando Moke and Ash Flynn.
Bottesford pulled one back, but Flynn ensured the Ammers had restored their two-goal advantage before the break.
Bottesford scored three minutes into the second half before Moke made it 4-2.
With 20 minutes to go Bottesford grabbed another to set up a nervy finale. The Ammers could not hang on and Bottesford equalised in the dying minutes to seemingly set up extra-time.
Not that either team wanted as Bottesford would then hit the post.
That was a huge let-off and extra-time was averted when Sykes intervened at the last second.
Fellow NCEL sides AFC Mansfield and Grimsby Borough also progressed in the Vase. Selby Town and Bridlington Town will face-off on Tuesday night as Saturday’s original tie was rained off.