Chesterfield will travel to Glanford Park to take on Scunthorpe United in the third round of the FA Cup if they overcome MK Dons for a second time.
Scunthorpe, of League One, and non-league Worcester City were locked at 1-1 at the end of extra-time in their second round replay on Wednesday night, meaning penalties were needed to decide a winner.
But any of the 4,339 inside Aggborough or watching at home on BT Sport hoping for a quick resolution were left to endure the longest penalty shoot-out in the competition’s history, with 32 spot kicks taken in all.
Scunthorpe won it 14-13 after Worcester’s Wayne Thomas saw his penalty saved by Sam Slocombe and Miguel Llera, who had earlier missed his first penalty, make no mistake with his second to fire the Iron in to the third round.
There they will go up against either Chesterfield or MK Dons.
Chesterfield do battle with MK Dons once more on Friday, January 2, 2015 (7.45pm kick off) after they were ordered to replay their second round tie for fielding an ineligible player.
Paul Cook’s Blues won the initial tie 1-0 thanks to an Armand Gnanduillet goal but played on loan defender Georg Margreitter without the necessary paperwork being completed and submitted to the FA.
Margreitter has since returned to his parent clubs Wolverhampton Wanderers following the completion of his loan, ahead of Chesterfield’s trip to Gillingham in League One on Saturday.