HIGHWORTH Town were dumped out of the Hellenic League Challenge Cup as Shrivenham claimed a dramatic penalty shootout triumph tonight.

The Premier Division leaders were held to a 1-1 draw after 120 minutes at Barrington Park before Division One West Shrivenham clinched a 3-2 win on penalties to move through to a third-round tie against either Thames Rangers or Lydney Town.

Josh Fowler had an early chance for the home side as his long-range effort hit the woodwork before Callum Parsons went closed for the Worthians.

Shrivenham grabbed the lead when Rob Hendry's long pass found Fowler, who rounded Town keeper Garry Aulsberry to score the opener.

Highworth responded as Tom Cole's header just missed but they drew level as Nick Stanley volleyed home in the 87th minute.

With extra time unable to separate them, substitute Ash Edenborough put Highworth ahead in the shootout before Jamie Prictor missed for Shrivenham. Parsons made it 2-0 to the visitors and things looked bleak for Shrivvy when Hendry's spot-kick was saved.

But Stanley and Jordan Roberts missed, either side of Danny Hale netting for the hosts, to level it before Mani Roper scored Shrivvy's third.

Taylor then hit the post for Highworth allowing Leigh Brown to settle it.

There is another local derby in the Challenge Cup this evening as Fairford welcome Premier Division rivals Royal Wootton Bassett Town to Cinder Lane.