Maidstone United emerged victorious from a penalty shootout against Dartford to secure their place in the Kent Senior Cup semi finals.
After 15 perfect penalties from both sides, former Stones youth player Dan Johnson saw his attempt saved by Josh Strizovic to end the tie.
The first half was also a tale of penalties; Charlie Sheringham converted for the Darts following a Stones handball, while Ollie Muldoon saw his attempt saved by Bailey Vose after Elliott Romain was felled by Callum Driver.
Early in the second half it looked as if Maidstone had equalised when Romain beat Vose to a through ball, however the referee blew for a free kick before the ball crossed the line. Vose was sent off and Ben Greenhalgh, one of four former Stones among the Dartford contingent alongside loanees Andre Coker and Jordan Wynter, took up the gloves with the Darts having no sub goalkeeper.
The Stones finally equalised with 82 minutes played, Paxman squaring for Romain who placed his shot beyond Greenhalgh to take the game to spot kicks.
- The draw for the semi finals of the Kent Senior Cup will be made following next week’s last quarter final tie between Tonbridge Angels and Ebbsfleet United. Bromley and Gillingham have already booked their place in the last four following wins against Charlton Athletic and Herne Bay respectively.
Dartford: Bailey Vose, Callum Driver (Jordan Wynter 90), Ronnie Vint, Tom Bonner, Ben Greenhalgh, Lee Noble, Dan Darbyshire (Billy Crook 57), Elliot Bradbrook, Ryan Hayes (Kudus Oyenuga 57), Daniel Johnson, Charlie Sheringham. Subs not used: Phil Roberts, Andre Coker
Maidstone United: Josh Strizovic, Will De Havilland, Charlie Wassmer, Jarvis Edobor, Josh Taylor (Jack Powell 71), Aryan Tajbakhsh, Ollie Mulldoon, Jack Paxman, Jack Richards (Dan Wishart 62), Elliott Romain, Jamie Philpot. Subs not used: Ethan Ross, Michael Phillips, Jake Robinson