WHITCHURCH United produced a big shock in the North Hants Senior Cup as they came back from two goal down to win at Wessex Premier League leaders Andover Town 8-7 in a penalty shoot-out.

The Division One Jam Boys will now wait to see who they face in the semi-final and manager Glyn Cherrett said: "I was really pleased for the boys as they worked tirelessly all night."

Andover fielded a strong side and led 2-0 with 20 minutes left.

Both sides had early chances before Jason Silver gave Andover the lead just past the 20 minute mark, drilling the ball into the top corner from the edge of the area.

The best chance for Whitchurch,in an otherwise lack lustre first half, came as Callum Williams raced clear but Luke Cairney covered the angle well to deny the opportunity McCaulie Stubbs for Andover and Williams had half chances in what otherwise was a below par first half.

After the break, an excellent run by Silver was wasted with no colleague quick enough to anticipate his pull back and at the other end another on target effort by Williams produced another excellent save by Cairney.

On the hour mark Ben Cook’s volley struck a post but ten minutes later he scored from Andover’s second from close range that owed much to Reece Rusher’s persistence in the build up.

At this stage Whitchurch were the better side and any thoughts Andover had of closing the barn door were quickly dispelled as Nick Yeomans fine header brought his side a lifeline.

The visitors certainly raised the stakes in the final ten minutes but Andover appeared to be hanging on to their narrow lead.

However in the final minute of normal time Kieran Winman took advantage of of Andover’s failure to clear their lines to fire in past Cairney to set up the penalty kick lottery.

Each side scored four of their first five attempts and both missed their sixth.Whitchurch scored with their next four but Andover could only convert three with Winman scored what proved to be the winner for Whitchurch, after Josh Cotton saved the last Andover penalty.

Whitchurch are next in action on Saturday February 3 when they travel to Fawley.