Chris Bush hooked home a late equalizer to earn 10-man National League leaders Bromley a replay against Bristol Rovers.
Bromley – who were forced to play the final 20 minutes a man short due to Adrian Clifton’s injury, having already used all three substitutes – fell behind to Luke Leahy’s tap-in 12 minutes from time.
However, Bush hooked home from close range five minutes later after Rovers keeper Anssi Jaakola spilled a corner to earn the visitors a deserved second bite at the cherry.
They held Rovers at bay for much of the game, restricting the League One side – who had lost their past three FA Cup ties against non-league opposition – to just two shots on target.
One of those came from substitute Leahy’s first touch, moments after coming off the bench, as he pounced to put Rovers ahead from close range when Ryan Huddart could only parry Liam Sercombe’s effort.
The goal was harsh on Bromley, who had created the best chance of a cagey encounter when Adam Mekki fired Reeco Hackett-Fairchild’s through ball over the bar with only Jaakola to beat.
But despite going down to 10 men when Clifton joined Luke Coulson and Rarmani Edmonds-Green in limping off, Bromley claimed a replay thanks to the Finnish stopper’s late error.
Rovers made the quarter-finals of the Cup in 2008 but have lost in round one in eight of the 11 seasons since and suffered defeats to non-league trio Barnet, Barrow and Chesham in that time.
Bromley, meanwhile, has lost on the past 13 occasions they have reached the first-round proper but the replay gives them the chance to make round two for the first time since 1945-46.