Emley AFC technically remain unbeaten in 21 matches – but the run in the FA Vase was ended by defeat in a penalty shoot-out.

After 90 minutes the Pewits were locked at 1-1 in their second round tie with Squires Gate and it took penalties to separate the two sides.

Despite going behind Emley dominated much of the game but just couldn’t see off the Blackpool-based opposition.

Squires Gate took the lead in the 20th minute with a volley from James Boyd which gave keeper Dec Lambton no chance.

Emley equalised on the stroke of half-time when the unmarked Sam Pashley headed home a corner at the back post.

Gate keeper Nathan Pennington repeatedly denied the Pewits in the second half saving from Alex Metcalfe, James Walshaw and Joe Jagger.

In the shoot-out Lambton took centre stage making a save before, at 3-2, to Gate he stepped up to take a penalty himself.

Pennington got a hand to it and kept it out, meaning Nathan Bartram needed to beat Lambton to send Gate through. The centre-back kept his cool and smashed his spotkick into the bottom corner sending Lambton the wrong way.