Concord Rangers 2 LONDON TIGERS 0
Tigers put the wind up a side a division higher in the non-league pyramid on Saturday.
But the Lisson Grove's side's interest in this season's FA Cup ended in the land of seaside bling when they froze in front of goal.
At least all the shiny bits belonged to a team who were a yard faster than Canvey Island-based Concord.
Before the game, an entry on the Rangers fans' forum promised a few 'smacked arses' before dispatching the upstarts back to west London.
But any bruised bottoms belonged in Essex for three-quarters of the game.
Midfield battles saw Tigers first to most second balls before dispatching speedy winger Edson Cata down the right.
The harassed Concord left-back must have had his prayers answered when Cata was switched to the centre in the second-half.
But like the candy floss being sold down the road, both teams' attacks were more show than substance.
To prove it, there were only four goal-mouth incidents in the entire 90 minutes - the first goals Tigers have conceded this season, and two chances squandered by the away side.
The first miss was the worst.
Poor Marco Tagbajumi was left to forage for himself as the lone Tigers' striker, and was as surprised as anyone
when Sirak Beyene's cross eventually found him with the ball at knee height three yards out.
Tagbajumi had more time than he realised but snatched at the shot, and the ball bobbled off his shin and into the grateful arms of the Concord keeper on the stroke of half-time.
The second late in the game, again saw the luckless Tagbajumi away down the right and bearing in on goal.
He appeared caught in two minds before his cross or shot ended up being neither and drifted past the far post.
The inevitable counter-attack from Concord saw a looping header beyond the grasp of keeper Randes Nunes, and the scrambled stab for the second goal came when Tigers realised fine approach play doesn't in itself bring rewards.