Honley crashed out of the Huddersfield FA District Cup with an agonising 2-1 defeat away at Shelley.
The visitors punched above their weight against Shelley, who play in the West Yorkshire Premier Division.
The game went to the wire with both teams creating glorious opportunities late on, but it was Shelley who finally clinched it with a goal from a corner in the 90th minute after a fine counter attacking move.
They were favourites going into the fixture given their higher league ranking, but Honley had defended resolutely throughout the game and, but for a momentary lapse of concentration at the death, would have still been in the competition.
The visitor’s were disciplined early on and weathered the storm, but Honley keeper Jordan Robinson had to remain alert as he was called upon numerous times during the first half.
Honley held out for 30 minutes before the indecisive Daniel Goodwin allowed the ball to bounce in the box and Shelley capitalised with a fine strike which was buried in Robinson’s bottom right hand corner.
However, Honley did not let their heads go down after the set back and the game stayed at 1-0 until the 73rd minute when the visitors’ patience paid off.
Captain Daniel Knutton found Dale Whiteley, whose powerful run led to a cross which found Dylan Brett on the edge of the area, he then scooped a delightful ball over three defenders and onto the head of Daniel Goodwin who nodded the ball past a helpless keeper to level the scores at 1-1.
Shelley looked nervy for the next 10 minutes, but in the 85th minute they did manage to force a brilliant double save from Robinson, who first saved with his foot, then palmed the follow up shot round his right hand post.
And with two minutes remaining it looked like Ben Lindley had put the underdogs through to the next round, but his fine effort was well saved and the following counter attack led to a corner in which Honley hearts were broken. Shelley players reacted quickest in the area and prodded home the winner with just seconds left on the clock.
Shelley may be in the hat for the fourth round draw, but Honley have a lot of positives to take from the cup tie and with more performances like this will quickly climb the County Amateur Division II league table.
Berry Brow made progress to the fourth round of the Huddersfield FA Challenge Cup with a 3-2 home win over Holmfirth Town.
Tom Dyson was the match-winner for Brow scoring twice, with the home side's other goal coming from Ben Dobson - Holmfirth's replies came from Thompson and Edwards