BOWERS & Pitsea are through to the FA Cup fourth qualifying round for the first time in the club’s history after recording a 5-3 penalty shoot-out win over neighbours Canvey Island.

The replay finished 1-1 after extra-time, with Brad Warner cancelling out Tobi Joseph’s opener for Canvey.

And Joseph’s penalty shoot-out miss proved decisive at the Len Salmon Stadium as the hosts progressed.

Bowers would have taken a sixth minute lead were it not for a cracking double save from Lamar Johnson.

Warner, who scored in the original tie between the two sides, saw his strike kept out by the Canvey goalkeeper’s legs before Johnson quickly got on his feet to palm away Joe Gardner’s close range header.

The Gulls profited by taking a 15th minute lead.

Dan Humphreys put Jason Hallett in on goal and although the returning striker’s effort was kept out by Bowers custodian Callum Chafer, Joseph was on hand to turn home the rebound.

Bowers midfielder Max Cornhill fired over, having been found by Quentin Monville’s lay-off, shortly before Johnson kept out a David Knight strike which had taken a slight deflection off Elliott Warren.

Warner then struck the post in the midst of penalty area pinball as the clash ticked into first half injury time.

And the hosts hit the woodwork for a second time as, seven minutes after the interval, Kenzer Lee’s header was tipped onto the crossbar by Johnson.

Bowers continued to search for a leveller and Knight’s through ball found Monville in behind Gulls defender Ade Osifuwa, but the winger was the next home attacker to be frustrated by Johnson.

Johnson was quick off his goal-line moments later to smother a Manor shot after Bowers’ all-time leading goalscorer had been played through one-on-one with the goalkeeper.

Canvey responded with Kane Gilbert’s teasing cross finding Hallett, but the frontman’s diving header was kept out by Chafer.

And Chafer’s save proved crucial as Bowers were back on level terms with 67 minutes on the clock.

Warner’s attempted cross evaded everyone in the penalty area and found the corner of the net.

Knight could have put Bowers in front with Bowers’ next attack as a fine passing move involving substitute Ben Sartain and Lewis Manor ended up with Monville putting a low cross into the Canvey penalty area.

Humphreys’ attempted clearance fell to Knight and the striker snatched at the chance, firing high and wide.

Manor nodded an inviting Cornhill cross over the top while, at the other end of the pitch, Joseph came close to lobbing Chafer as his attempt landed on the roof of the net.

Warner, having got Bowers back on level terms, failed to trouble Johnson from a promising position soon after as he cleared the crossbar from the edge of the penalty area.

Hallett, who has scored the winner in both of Canvey’s replay wins en route to the third qualifying round, headed inches wide when well placed in injury time.

The derby went to extra-time, with Sartain and Monville firing inches past the post before Warner hit the side-netting for the hosts.

Canvey responded after the extra-time interval with Joseph forcing Chafer into a diving stop.

But the sides could not be separated and the replay went to a penalty shoot-out.

Joseph’s spot-kick was kept out by Chafer and, with all five Bowers penalty-takers converting, Rob Small’s outfit progressed at the Gulls’ expense.