BARNTON'S historic FA Vase run continued on Sunday.

Having already reached the first round proper for the first time in their history, the Villagers went one step further by beating Bacup Borough at Townfield.

A first-half penalty from Eden Gumbs was enough to seal their progress and book a home tie against Seaham Red Star this coming Saturday.

“We were poor early on, but we held firm and dug in," Barnton co-manager Liam Page said.

"These lads fight for each other and we showed that today.”

The visitors dominated early on as the Villagers struggled to settle down into a rhythm, with goalkeeper Arran Lyons called into action early on before captain Harrison Green was on hand to deny them with a superb late block.

As the game settled, the pace of Tom Edwards started to cause the visitors issues.

It was Edwards who found himself through on goal and was brought down as he rounded the Bacup keeper.

The keeper was booked but Gumbs was on hand to give the Villagers the lead from the spot with a powerful strike.

Barnton finished the half on top, with Edwards and Gumbs continuing to cause issues, but they were unable to double their lead.

The second half was a tight affair, with Bacup forcing Lyons into a smart low block before Gumbs fired wide when through on goal.

Lyons then held a sharp effort from distance but as the second half wore, on the visitors were unable to sustain any real pressure as the Barnton defence held firm.

The final passages saw the Villagers see out a number of late free kicks and corners but after six agonising minutes of stoppage time, the referee finally blew up for full time.

“When we took the lead, we were then the better team and were able to control the game," said Page, who picks the team alongside Neil Murray.

"We are a young team but showed real maturity as a management team, we couldn’t be prouder.”

Additional reporting by Niall Owens