WITH just 20 minutes left, Fourth Division Brighouse looked as if they were going to pull off one of the shocks of the Under 14 Cup.
They were comfortably ahead against a side two divisions above them in the league but, thanks to a late three goal rally, it was Wyke who went into the last 16.
The home side looked comfortable in the opening encounters and when a long kick from keeper Aiden Winnard eluded the Brighouse defence, Jordan Laban was clear through to give Wyke the lead in a game they were expected to win.
But the goal seemed to spur Brighouse into action and, with Harry Metcalfe and Liam Johnstone now controlling the game, Callum Kitson was given freedom to pressure the Wyke defence and, by half time, the visitors were 3-1 ahead.
Kitson struck the equaliser on 14 minutes with a stunning 25 yard left-foot volley into the top corner and followed it, five minutes later, with a low right foot drive past keeper Winnard's despairing dive.
Wyke were suffering a crisis of confidence as Brighouse swarmed all over them and worse was to come for the home side when John Sugden's defence-splitting pass found Gary Hall, who slid the ball into the bottom corner from close range.
With Brighouse in full flow the half time whistle came as a great relief to Wyke and, with a little luck, their belief was restored when the wind carried Ben McParland's hanging cross over keeper George Moss's head to put them only one goal in arrears.
From this point the result could have gone either way but, athough Stevie Hughes produced a series of crosses from the right, Brighouse were unable to take advantage and they were soon made to regret their missed chances when Laban leveled the scores with 10 minutes remaining.
The deciding goal came with just three minutes of normal time remaining.
Brighouse failed to clear a corner and Laban pounced on the loose ball to complete his hat trick and give Wyke a place in the third-round draw.
Brighouse can consider themselves unlucky after dominating play for most of the game, but this display should give them new confidence as they return to their quest for promotion from Division IV.
Wyke will be glad to get this win under their belts as a loss could have been very damaging for a team already struggling to find consistency in the league this season.