BRIDGE Timber edged past Tricorn in a Paddy Heffernan/Dave Benson Memorial Trophy quarter-final classic at rain-soaked Halton Sports.
Both teams took time to adapt to the conditions but Tri-corn capitalised when a back pass from Peter Murphy held up in the mud.
Gary Lunt ran through and made no mistake from 20 yards. Bridge responded with an Andy Gott header which was cleared off the line.
Their equaliser soon followed when Gott's accurate cross was side-footed home by Karl Thomas for his 18th of the season.
Chances were now abundant at either end and, in the 55th minute, Tricorn regained the lead when Bridge failed to clear the ball after a corner.
Gary Jaques' menacing cross was headed against a post by Gott.
But Bridge Timber's continued pressure showed their character and was rewarded.
Kev Ward's corner was headed home by Gott for 2-2.
Stu Kirby in Bridge Timber's goal made a fine save from Williams in the 83rd minute.
His team got the winner during a late onslaught - Jeff Emanu turning the ball into his own net with Thomas lurking.
Midfielder Gary Vaughan was Timber's man of the match.
At Woodside Farm, in the same competition, Brookvale gave Premier Division Halton Barley a real fright in their last-eight tie.
The Division One underdogs attacked relentlessly for the first half and deservedly raced into a two-goal lead - fine reward for their enterprising play on a very heavy pitch. Barley struggled to come to terms with the conditions and their opponents' work rate.
However, they were thrown a lifeline when a corner ricocheted in off an ankle - of Barley defender Paul Illidge. Both teams tired in the second half. Brookvale's Craig Ireland commanded the defence to keep Barley at bay.
However, Ben Stubbs broke clear to slot home for two apiece, forcing extra-time.
Both sides had their chances to wrap the game up but particularly Brookvale who brought out the best from Barley keeper Mike Maloney.