CONCORD Rangers’ record-breaking run in the FA Trophy will continue after a penalty shoot-out win over Leamington booked the Beach Boys’ place in the quarter-finals.

Although Stephen Morley cancelled out Lamar Reynolds’ header at the Aspect Arena, Junior English saw red for the visitors and Danny Scopes’ side profited in the early stages of the additional period thanks to James Blanchfield netting.

However, Callum Gittings got Leamington back on level terms, meaning it ended 2-2 after 120 minutes.

Concord were not to be denied as they won 4-3 in the penalty shoot-out.

The hosts got off to a dream start as they opened the scoring inside five minutes.

Morley was caught in possession and Kit Elliott profited, with the Huddersfield Town loanee breaking down the right wing and sending an impressive cross into the danger zone for Reynolds to head home unchallenged.

Leamington responded with right-back Junior English sending a long range drive goalwards, but goalkeeper Chris Haigh was able to get down and make a comfortable save.

Reynolds came close to doubling his tally midway through the first half when neat link-up play between Elliott and Blanchfield created a chance for the winger.

However, custodian Jake Weaver was equal to the low strike on this occasion.

Leamington came agonisingly close to levelling matters on the half-hour mark.

Jack Edwards’ attempt looked destined for the bottom corner of the net only for Concord player-assistant manager Lee Minshull to make a vital goal-line clearance.

Elliott caused the Leamington backline all sorts of problems and, after some neat footwork, pulled the ball back for Reynolds.

However, Reynolds blazed over the crossbar as the Beach Boys missed the opportunity to double their advantage.

Edwards was frustrated by another goal-line clearance as the contest approached the interval, with Aron Pollock saving Concord this time.

Leamington looked to get the second period off to a perfect start with Connor Taylor cutting inside before getting a shot away which forced Haigh into a routine save.

Reynolds pounced on an under-hit back-pass only for Weaver to react quickly and end the goalscorer’s chances of getting a shot off.

Weaver was then able to keep Joel Nouble at bay after the attacker had caused problems with a marauding run.

The saves enabled Leamington to level matters on the hour mark as a 30-yard thunderbolt from Morley found the top corner of the net despite Haigh’s best efforts.

Concord responded with Pollock glancing a Blanchfield free-kick wide of the target.

Haigh then pulled off a magnificent diving save to stop Kieran Dunbar’s volley finding the top corner of the net.

Leamington were reduced to 10 men on 79 minutes as English, who had been booked earlier in the second half, was shown a second yellow card for a rash challenge on Nouble.

Nathan Carlyle, the Queens Park Rangers loanee, forced Weaver into action with a long range half volley as the tie ticked into injury time.

The visitors were lucky not to be reduced to nine men when substitute Jack Storer caught Haigh when the custodian had already claimed the loose ball.

Referee Matthew Russell opted to brandish a yellow card instead and the Beach Boys were thankful to see Haigh continue, particularly with them being without a goalkeeper on the bench.

Edwards missed a golden opportunity when a corner was not cleared and the ball fell into his path, but the frontman could not keep his attempt down and it sailed over the crossbar.

The sides could not to be separated after 90 minutes and, as a result, the clash went to extra-time.

However, Concord restored their slender advantage four minutes into the additional period.

Decarrey Sheriff put the Leamington backline under pressure and, after Weaver failed to clear the danger, Blanchfield lobbed home.

However, Leamington hit back again as Gittings added his name to the scoresheet in the final minute of the first half of extra-time.

Sheriff hit the side-netting soon after the restart as he broke free of the away side’s defence.

Morley, who had equalised for Leamington to force extra-time, stung the palms of Haigh with a 40-yard strike soon after.

Just moments later, Morley struck the post as he continued to try his luck from distance.

Danny Green’s cross was stabbed goalwards by Sheriff, but Weaver was on hand to make the save and the tie went to penalties.

Concord were not to be denied though, with them winning 4-3 on penalties.

Jack Cawley, Nouble, Michael O’Donoghue and Decarrey Sheriff had netted from the spot, while Leamington’s Morley, Callum Maycock and Jack Lane had done likewise.

Green and Storer struck the crossbar with their attempts, meaning Edwards needed to score to stop the Beach Boys progressing.

However, Haigh was equal to Edwards’ spot-kick, which sparked wild celebrations at the Aspect Arena.