When clubs play county cup matches you never quite know what to expect.

Two of the Kent F.A. clubs who are located in London boroughs were in action this week in the Kent Senior Cup.

On Tuesday night, Welling United made the journey down to the South coast to visit Herne Bay with a team full of fringe players and trialists. One of the few Welling first team starters was Bradley Stevenson and he had the first shot on target against his former club but Billy Johnson made the save.

Both teams had half chances after that until Welling broke the deadlock. Kristian Campbell surged down the left Wing and Matty Hew, one of five Welling debutants, side footed it home from fifteen yards.

While Welling had plenty of possession, Herne Bay had more goal efforts and kept Sam Jackson busy until they levelled with just over twenty minutes remaining. Former Bromley centre back Dan Johnson rose to head home.

Ten minutes later, he repeated the trick with another towering header and it looked as though the hosts would go through but Welling stunned them as the game moved into stoppage time. Substitute Chi Ezzenolim burst down the right and his shot was beaten out. Brad Pearce followed up and unleashed a thunderbolt from twenty yards that flew home.

That meant penalties and after each team had converted their first four, Jackson made the save to give Sharn Quinn the chance to win it and he duly despatched it to earn the Wings a quarter final tie at home to Tonbridge Angels.

One night later, Bromley entertained Ebbsfleet United twenty-four hours after playing a Vanarama National League match at Weymouth so they fielded an entirely different side including some promising youngsters.

Elliott Romain headed a good chance wide for Ebbsfleet before they went ahead just before the half hour mark. Shaq Coulthirst forced his way through before firing home in off the far post.

Kellen Fisher shot from distance for Bromley and drew a great save from Chris Haigh before he was again called into action when saving from Marcus Sablier.

Fisher was in action again after the break with a diagonal cross with pace that hit Soul Kader and flew past the post before Romain had a shot turned over by Ellery Balcombe. Ben Margetson got up well for a Bromley corner, but headed wide before Ebbsfleet were reduced to ten men when Alfie Egan limped off after they had made their three changes.

There were five minutes left when Bromley levelled through Jack Cawley’s free kick and Ebbsfleet had to hold out to take the match to penalties. Both sides missed one in the first five and they scored two more each to make it six apiece. Michael West put Ebbsfleet ahead and Haigh saved from his opposite number to earn them a quarter final trip to Folkestone Invicta.