BROCTON earnt their place in the next round of the FA Cup with a stoppage time winner from Lukas Putka against Nuneaton Griff.
But he had to share the headlines with Brocton goalkeeper Adam Whitehouse who scored the opening goal with a free kick from inside his own half as the Badgers made it three wins in three matches.
Griff keeper Dave Watson was drawn into action early on with a brave save to foil Danny Shore and soon had to repeat the feat to block an effort from Lukas Putka.
Then just before the quarter hour mark Liam Haycock produced a great cross from the left and Shore was inches away from getting a firm head on goal.
Nuneaton then had a period of pressure and Alex Naughton ran through to a one on one position in front of Adam Whitehouse, only to strike the ball wide as Whitehouse made himself big.
Griff were getting behind the Brocton's back line with the ball played over the top, clever positioning and quick breaks beyond them.
In their next attack it was Charlie Reardon who got into the box, but once again could not beat Whitehouse.
Back came Brocton with a ball along the line from Matt Skinner giving Jamie Evans the chance to put in a tempter for Putka but once again keeper Watson blocked well.
It was a Brocton free kick just inside their own half which broke the deadlock in the most unlikely fashion.
Goalkeeper Whitehouse took it, kicking into the wind, and Watson seemed to find himself running underneath the flight.
He turned and tried in vain to keep it out, but could only succeed in helping it into the net.
The half finished with Griff getting beyond Brocton once more and this time Mark Williams found himself free on goal but unable to get past Whitehouse.
The second half was barely five minutes old when Brocton did to Griff what they had suffered in the first period, turning their defence.
Haycock chased the ball and forced Watson to concede a corner. Evans swung it in and Dale Roberts flicked on at the near post for Danny Shore to sweep home to make it 2-0 to the visitors.
Despite the cushion of a second goal, Brocton continued to look vulnerable and finally it was Naughton who this time kept his composure when confronted by Whitehouse and pulled one back, having got beyond the back line again.
When substitute Mark Latham repeated the feat to get Griff on level terms at 2-2, it was nothing less than they deserved, having pressured Brocton’s goal for a full ten minutes without the visitors being able to break out.
Brocton boss John Berks sent on sub Jethro Jarratt enabling Jamie Evans to move to left back and skipper Matt Skinner to centre back thus tightening up a defence that had looked vulnerable throughout the second half.
Jarratt was soon in action and before long he was upended in the box by Watson.
Gary Fife who scored five goals in the Badgers first two matches of the season stepped up but his uncharacteristically weak spot kick was easily saved by Watson and it seemed a replay would be the likely outcome.
However, as the game entered stoppage time Lukas Putka latched onto a superb through ball beyond the Nuneaton back line and even Griff right back Darren Hutchison.
Putka held his nerve and produced a clinical finish to slot the ball past Watson into the bottom corner of the net.
The Badgers defended in numbers to keep Griff out in the closing stages and will now entertain Shropshire side Ellesmere Rangers of the West Midlands Regional League in the next round at Silkmore lane on August 31.
Before that there is an away trip to Littleton on Saturday and a local derby with Stafford Town on Bank Holiday Monday (all kick off 3pm)
Brocton: Adam Whitehouse, Dave Ablewhite, Matt Skinner, Dale Roberts, Rob Tomlinson,
Charlie Jones, Liam Haycock, Lukas Putka, Gary Fife, Danny Shore, Jamie Evans.
Used Substitute: Jethro Jarratt.