North Ferriby’s FA Vase run continues after an incredible second half fight-back against Northern League giants Seaham Red Star led to a 7-6 penalty shootout victory.
Goalkeeper Jordan Douglas was once again the shootout king as he saved the decisive kick in the third round battle.
Ferriby had drawn 2-2 in normal time but at one stage Chris Bolder’s men looked dead and buried as Seaham were 2-0 up after an hour.
An early first half penalty and a goal on the half-hour mark put Seaham in control. Douglas had also had to make numerous top saves.
The turning point came on the hour when Levi Tarbotton scored from a Ferriby free kick.
Roared on by the lucky 150 fans who were able to purchase tickets for the tie, Ferriby were then awarded a penalty.
The experienced wing wizard Danny Buttle planted it in the net and it was game on.
Tom Corner went close as Ferriby searched for the winner. But for the second time in the Vase run, penalties it was to be.
It did not start well as Buttle hit the post and Seaham slotted home their first.
However, Douglas produced a save to level it up on Seaham’s second attempt.
Everyone then scored until Seaham took their eighth spot kick deep into sudden death.
Douglas saved it and another Northern League giant in the might of West Auckland Town lies in wait in the home fourth round tie.