THERE was late drama at Hollinswood Road on Saturday as the hosts grabbed an equal-iser deep into stoppage time only for the Motormen to net the winner a minute later.
A piece of Peter Cumiskey magic midway through the second half had put the visitors ahead in a dour contest but we had to wait until the dying seconds for the real action to begin.
Manager Owen Brown said: 'This was a potential banana skin and we over-played a lot of the time. But we showed great resilience to score the winner after they'd equalised so late on. Our first was a typical Cumiskey goal even though he wasn't at his best in this match.'
For more than an hour, both Kidsgrove and Vauxhall huffed and puffed but had only a series of half-chances and tame strikes to show for their efforts.
With no sign of a breakthrough for either side some fancy footwork from Peter Cumiskey ended the stalemate on 65 minutes.
Picking up possession from Wayne McDermott in the inside left channel, Cumiskey cut inside before curling the ball over Stuart Heeps' head and into the net.
As the clock ticked down, Kidsgrove started to pile bodies into the box in search of an equal-iser and Tim Dittmer was forced to produce two saves to deny Ben Matthews in the space of a couple of seconds as he kept out a header and a shot from the rebound.
With the pressure mounting, veteran substitute Darren Twigg headed in at the back post from Lyndon Hall's deep left-wing cross in the 94th minute to seemingly book a replay at Rivacre Park.
But Vauxhall won a corner less than 60 seconds later and Carl Nesbitt's in-swinger from the right found the head of an unmarked James Olsen to clinch the tie. Vauxhall: Dittmer, Woodyatt, Mc-Dermott, Glendenning, Spellman, Brazier, Nesbitt, Lawton, Wright (O'Donnell 76), Olsen, Cumiskey. Attendance 235.
Vauxhall have been drawn at home to Lancaster City in the FA Trophy third round. The tie takes place on Saturday, January 15.
Midfielder Steve Porter has rejoined Vauxhall after leaving in the summer to emigrate to Australia.