FIRST QUALIFYING ROUND: Uxbridge 2 Walton & Hersham 1
In-formUxbridge emerged from an exciting cup tie to reach the next round of the FA Trophy with a 2-1 win over Walton & Hersham.
Goals from David Warner and Johnny Dyer fired the Reds to victory but they were pushed all the way by their Ryman One South opponents.
Tony Choules's side now face Ryman Premier Division outfit Boreham Wood on November 1.
"It was a typical cup game," admitted Choules. "Both sides in good form and both sides wanting to win.
"We were never in control of the game but we're playing some good stuff at the moment and even when they equalised we just sensed that we were going to get something out of the game."
Dave Stevens stung Paul McCarthy's palms as the Swans fired the opening salvo of an end to end encounter, while Scott Hassell's shot struck Billy Reynolds on the Uxbridge line and flew over the bar and Glenn Boosey was not far away from Adam Moriarty's cross.
For Uxbridge, a David Warner cross caused a few problems for visiting keeper Richard Stroud, who then got a vital touch to a Dave Thomas centre, before the home side took a 32nd minute lead when David Warner latched on to Ryan Wharton's long ball and flicked it over Stroud.
Kevin Warner's bullet almost doubled the lead yet Boosey and Rob Wilkinson also went close to an equaliser just before the break.
It was more of the same after the interval as McCarthy denied Matt Elverson and at the other end David Warner just cleared the bar with a spectacular volley and Kevin Warner had an effort ruled out for offside, only to see Walton hit back on the hour.
Stevens headed a corner back into the danger area and Hassell nipped in to score.
Nicholls struck the bar before Dyer put the Reds back in front, forcing the ball home at the far post after substitute Ryan O'Toole found the near upright and Uxbridge hung on for the final 19 minutes despite Jordan Cheadle threatening twice and Thomas heading another Stevens effort off the line.
The win, which meant Uxbridge are now unbeaten in five games in all competitions, came without Mark Dennison who was serving the first of a three-game suspension for his red card against Burnham. Ian Dickens filled in at centre half and looks set to continue when Uxbridge entertain league leaders Cinderford Town on Saturday.
The Reds then host AFC Hayes in the first round of the GX Cup on Tuesday with Choules promising to field an under-21 side in order to take a look at the club's up and coming players.
Choules is waiting to hear his punishment after pleading guilty to an FA charge of improper conduct, having been sent off the FA Cup replay with Heybridge Swifts last month.
"I've got no doubts they'll dish out quite a severe one," he said. "I'm just waiting to hear what the ban will be and how much it will cost me.
"Knowing my luck it'll be a touchline ban for the Trophy game."
Meanwhile, Neil Davies is back on loan at Honeycroft with a view to signing permanently, after the midfielder played the last few minutes for Eastleigh on Saturday.
UXBRIDGE: McCarthy, Brown, Thomas, Wharton, Dickens, Carter (O'Toole 65), Lawrence, K Warner,DWarner (Dyer 58), Nicholls, Reynolds. Subs not used: Tunnell, Howe, Tarr.
Goals, Uxbridge: D Warner 32; Dyer 71. W&H: Hassell 60. Attendance: 129.
The reserves lost 2-0 to Ashford Town (Middlesex) on Saturday and then went down 2-1 at home to Dunstable Town despite a Mark Sargeant goal.