ACCRINGTON Stanley keeper Rob Elliot was the shoot out hero against League One side Blackpool - but it could have been his last game for the club.
The Reds shot-stopper saved two penalties to send Stanley into the Northern Area Quarter-final of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.
But the 20-year-old loan keeper was set to return to Charlton today after being frustrated at the club.
Blackpool opened the scoring when Simon Gillett headed home on 31 minutes but Ian Craney fired home an equaliser on the stroke of half time.
The Seasiders retook the lead when Gillett's corner on 54 minutes was headed home by captain Shaun Barker but, five minutes later, Andy Todd scored a superb solo goal to again draw it all level.
Accrington went ahead for the first time in the thrilling encounter on 65 minutes when Robbie Williams' free kick was headed into the net by Paul Mullin on 65 minutes.
However the lead only lasted nine minutes, when sub striker Ben Burgess scored from the penalty spot after Leam Richardson had brought down Keigan Parker.
And Blackpool thought they had won it when, with five minutes left, Burgess headed home a Gillett corner.
But, in injury time, Williams scored a spectacular 20-yarder to send the tie into penalties.
Ian Craney, David Brown, Andy Todd and Andy Procter all scored superb spot kicks for the Reds.
Gillett and Carl Dickinson fired home but Elliot denied Burgess and Parker to send Stanley into the next round.
The draw will be made on Saturday morning.