SWINDON Supermarine exited the Emirates FA Cup at the second qualifying round on penalties following a 2-2 draw in normal time against Weston-super-Mare.

Despite a torrent of rain, the game went ahead at the Optima Stadium in Weston-super-Mare with the pitch holding up pretty well.

Marine made the perfect start when Louis Spalding was pushed over in the box in the ninth minute and Brad Hooper stepped up to send the keeper the wrong way.

Weston came back strongly and hit the post not long after from Thomas.

Despite defending well, Marine were undone just before half-time when Mike Symons finished from close range after a ball from the right.

Early second-half pressure from the visitors told when Conor McDonagh went on a solo run and finished with a beautiful shot along the floor into the corner.

Harry Williams looked certain to seal the deal 15 minutes from time when the keeper spilled a shot but somehow put the chance the wrong side of the post.

The turning point came with eight minutes to go when Hooper (already on a yellow from earlier in the game) was adjudged to have handled 40 yards away from goal and saw a second yellow flashed by the official.

To rub salt into the wound, the resulting free kick was swung in and deflected to the feet of Sam Avery close in who finished with aplomb.

Marine held on for the draw and forced penalties.

Kotwica scored at the second attempt (keeper moved too early on the first), and Jake Lee netted but Ryan Campbell had his effort saved by Purnell before McDonagh struck the bar.

Weston scored all four of theirs to progress to the third qualifying round at Marine's expense.