Ramsey Pavilion had their first taste of cup success after knocking Division 2A outfit Gamlingay Utd Res out of the Creake Charity Shield.
Both sides started brightly and it was Gamlingay who went ahead on 15 mins when a corner resulted in a penalty being awarded for shirt pulling and the resulting spot kick just eluded Pavo 'keeper Dan Shire.
On 30 mins The Pavos were back in the tie as a corner at the other end of the pitch again resulted in a the referee pointing to the spot. Stand in Captain Tom Allgood stepped up and calmly tucked away to level at 1 apiece.
The match remained a closely fought contest and both sides would have been happy to go into the break level but then some hesitant defending from The Pavos put the Gamlingay striker through one on one with Shire and the 'keeper could do nothing to prevent the home side taking a 2-1 lead.
Into the second half and, for the first time this year, The Pavos came out firing. On 55 mins, a scramble in the Gamlingay box saw the ball fall to Allgood who smashed the ball home for his 2nd of the match.
The scoreline remained 2-2 until full-time and, following a cagey 30 minute extra time period, the tie went to penalties. Pavo Striker Kyle McPartlin tucked away the first spot kick to give the Pavos an early advantage. Gamlingay's first kick was then Brilliantly saved by Shire. Terry Petriello was a cool head under pressure putting away the second penalty to make it 2-0. Gamlingay hit the upright with their next kick before Jamie Perry scored to make it 3-0 putting The Pavos firmly in the box seat. There where a few nervous moments when Gamlingay scored their 3rd kick to make it 3-1 and then Hadleigh Liddle missed, but once Gamlingay missed from the spot once again, the tie was over and The Pavos had booked a place in the next round.
After the match, Manager Brading was full of praise for his side "A cup win is always enjoyable, especially in a tight game such as that, and I was very pleased with the heart shown by the players out there today."
A week off for The Pavos will be followed by a short trip to AFC Barley Mow on Saturday 1st October. Kick off 3pm
Matchday 2 in the Mead Plant & Grab Cambs Division 2B saw Ramsey Pavilion make the trip to Wisbech St. Mary A. Excellent pitch conditions looked as though they would favour the away side's brand of flowing Football but it wasn't long before they were on the back foot as Wisbech made the most of two defensive lapses to take an early 2 goal lead.