CORSHAM Town secured a spot in the last 32 of the FA Vase for the first time in their history last weekend thanks to a penalty shoot-out victory over Wiltshire rivals Royal Wootton Bassett Town.

Neither side had ever reached the fourth round before, and Kieran Baggs’ men managed it thanks to a 4-3 spot-kick success on their travels.

In a predictably tight and cagey affair, chances did not begin to arrive in earnest until late in the first half. Corsham’s Ryan Bath and Bassett’s Jack Hobson-McVeigh both shot narrowly wide, but the best chance of the opening period fell to the visitors.

Bassett ‘keeper Matt Crowther slipped when trying to deal with a long ball over the top, forcing Chris Taylor and Adam Corcoran to provide important defensive contributions prior to Crowther parrying the final attempt away from danger.

Off-target efforts continued to dominate the game, and Corsham rued their luck when failing to turn home a pair of goal-mouth scrambles. Corcoran then headed over with the goal at his mercy, and penalties were required to separate the sides.

Just before the full-time whistle though, Bassett’s Landon Golding was sent off following an altercation in the Corsham box.

In the shoot-out, Sam Jepson saved penalties from Louis Spalding and Jowan Partridge.

Nathan Davis was the only Corsham player to miss, and Daniel Demkiv secured Corsham’s passage by scoring the winning spot-kick.

Elsewhere, Westbury United recorded the club’s third Southern League Division One South win in a row courtesy of a 1-0 success at home to Willand Rovers.

Charlie Walton scored in the first half to down Willand, who had a man sent off late on.

New Melksham Town manager Mark Collier lost his first game in charge as the Wiltshire side lost 2-0 away at Exmouth Town.

In the Hellenic League Premier Division, Bradford Town won an incredible game 5-4 away at Tuffley Rovers.

A Scott Baker brace and one from Bevan Cross put the Bobcats in firm control at the break, only for Tuffley to pull one back shortly after the break.

Harvey Baker made it four shortly after, prior to a stunning Tuffley comeback which made it 4-4.

The hosts missed a penalty seconds before their fourth goal went in anyway, and although momentum seemed to be in favour of Tuffley, it was Jack Pearson who won the game for Bradford six minutes from time.