ACCRINGTON Loyal were unable to rewrite the history books again as they lost out on penalties in the last 16 of the Lancashire FA Interserve Shield.
It was the first time in Loyal's history that they had made the last 16 and they wanted to become the first Accrington Combination League club in recent history to make the last eight in the competition.
But BAe Systems of Barrow, from the West Lancs League, held their nerve in the spot kicks to win 5-4 after a 1-1 draw after extra time at Bullough Park.
It was Loyal's third consecutive home match in the competition and they got off to a bright start. Spence went close and Kemp's long throw caused problems.
But, with their first decent attack, Barrow took the lead on five minutes.
The Loyal defence were caught flat-footed and Walker pounced on the loose ball to fire past Daye from five yards. This was the first time in the Shield that Loyal had been behind.
Far from being discouraged, though, the home side started to get a grip in a tight midfield and, just past the half hour, Loyal got the vital equaliser.
Shaw cut in from the left wing and fired in a shot from 25 yards for a wonder goal leveller.
The rest of the half saw neither side gain an advantage and the half closed tamely.
Barrow were stronger in the second half although Loyal did manage a couple of attacks and McDonald and Spence both went close.
The last 20 minutes were nervous as both sides realised that one error would cost them the tie.
At the death, Barrow forced two corners to make it an edgey finish for the home side but they held their nerve to clear both.
In extra-time, both sides were cautious. Loyal used Kemp's long throws to put pressure on the Barrow defence but they couldn't find the breakthrough.
However, Barrow should have won the game early in the second period when a penalty was given for a foul. But Daye was an early hero, diving to his left to push the spot kick away and keep Loyal in the game.
Having survived that scare, Accrington could have won when Short found himself unmarked in the penalty area but he rushed his shot and fired well wide much to the agony of the Loyal management.
And so to penalties.
Loyal took the first spot kick and Shaw converted and Barrow also notched their first.
Veteran Billy Stewart missed Loyal's next kick and Barrow scored each of their next three penalties.
When Frankie Stewart scored Loyal's fifth kick, it was up to Daye to, pardon the pun, save the day.
He duly did, to take the game into sudden death.
But Atkinson missed Loyal's next penalty, and when Barrow scored the game, and the dream, were over.