It's Green for go!

PUBLISHED: 18:21 14 October 2009 | UPDATED: 14:43 24 August 2010

TEN-MAN Hendon squeezed into the next round of the FA Cup after a thrilling penalty shoot-out success in Tuesday s replay at Ashford Town (Middx). The Dons, who had Wayne O Sullivan sent off during the second half, survived extra time thanks to a last-gas

TEN-MAN Hendon squeezed into the next round of the FA Cup after a thrilling penalty shoot-out success in Tuesday's replay at Ashford Town (Middx).

The Dons, who had Wayne O'Sullivan sent off during the second half, survived extra time thanks to a last-gasp equaliser from Glenn Garner and eventually triumphed 9-8 on penalties.

That earned Gary McCann's side a place in the fourth qualifying round of the competition for the first time in five years - just one step away from a chance to face the likes of Leeds United and Norwich City.

But first they will have to overcome Conference South side Woking - a club with a proud FA Cup giant-killing tradition - at Vale Farm a week on Saturday.

"Woking have a great tradition in the FA Cup and it will be an excellent tie, one that whets the appetite," said McCann. "It is a game that is definitely winnable, but it won't be at all easy.

"I'm ecstatic with the boys, especially with the way we never gave up - you wouldn't have known it was 10 men against 11 for almost an hour."

McCann's men grabbed a 24th-minute lead at Ashford when recent arrival Lewis Ochoa controlled Danny Dyer's cross and slotted past the goalkeeper.

Hendon held the advantage until midway through the second half, when James Parker gave away a free-kick and Ashford's Paul Johnson curled it inside the near post.

The situation looked bleak for the Greens when O'Sullivan was shown the red card for elbowing Hone Fowler and Byron Harrison then headed the home side in front six minutes into extra time.

But Hendon refused to lie down and Garner, who had replaced Yacine Hamada, whipped a 35-yard free-kick into the net with just seconds on the clock.

Incredibly, both sides converted their first eight penalties in the shoot-out that followed, but Greens goalkeeper James Reading kept out Ashford's ninth effort, from Vinnie O'Sullivan and Pat O'Donnell then slotted the decisive kick to send Hendon through.

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