Workington Reds have forced National League Bromley to a replay in the last 16 of the FA Trophy.

For a while it looked as though it would be a fairytale ending for the home side as Phil McLuckie put them 1-0 ahead just minutes into the second half.

But, agonisingly, with just 11 minutes remaining, Bromley equalised and despite the best efforts of both sides the score remained deadlocked.

Reds can be proud of their efforts against a full-time outfit as they hustled their way through the game and they never looked out of place.

The visitors were quick on the break but the Reds defence held up well and, on the attack, caused problems.

Reds began well as Conor Tinnion looked to play in Nathan Waterston but his effort was blocked and Bromley came away with the ball.

And it was the visitors who picked up the first corner and the ball was allowed to come out to George Porter but he stumbled before trying to get a shot through a crowded area and Reds managed to clear.

The game was moving at a fast pace with both sides looking for the opening. Reds got a good ball through to Tinnion in the clear and he looked to make the shot from outside the area but it was blocked again.

Then, Bromley were immediately back on the attack and produced a couple of heart stopping moments for the home fans.

First Omar Bugiel forced a good save from Taylor as he came forward and then the ball came back out to Porter and his powerful shot went right into the arms of Taylor again, dropping to the floor to make sure.

Scott Allison looked to be fouled as he tried to win the ball near the visitors area. The referee looked to blow up but allowed play to go on as the ball went through to Dave Symington.

He took his chance, hammering goalwards but keeper David Gregory proved a safe pair of hands.

A fantastic tackle from Gari Rowntree allowed Reds to go back on the attack, Nathan Waterston showed his talent, twisting and turning to get a shot away from an angle but it ricocheted off the post.

Tinnion then turned defender to halt an impressive run from Brandon Hanlan as the action raced from end to end.

Reds were dealing well with their higher league opponents, restricting their play and getting into their faces and upsetting their rhythm.

There was some superb defending on display with all the back four deserving their plaudits against an in-form side who came into the game on a winning run.

Bromley had their best chance with 10 minutes of the first half remaining, as Porter got past Rowntree and broke up the right hand side.

He got the cross in with Josh Rees racing in to the box, he connected but luckily the shot went straight into the arms of a grateful Taylor.

As the rain began to beat down on Borough Park, McLuckie received a yellow card for his challenge on the far side of the pitch.

But Reds continued to push as the clock ticked down to half-time and Tinnion looked to hustle his way forward when he was brought down and the home side got a free kick about 20-yards out on the right hand side.

A low shot from Symington was the preferred choice and it whizzed across the goalmouth with nobody able to get a final touch.

Rowntree also found his way into the referee's book with a yellow card for pulling a player back in the final minute of he first half.

But the teams went in at the break all square and with all to play for in the second half.

The pace resumed as soon as the teams were back out on the pitch but just minutes after the restart Reds got the just rewards for all their efforts.

Symington put a long ball into the path of Waterston and he raced down the right hand side and got in a great cross into the packed goalmouth.

And waiting for it was the free-scoring Phil McLuckie who hammered it into the back of the net, much to the delight of the crowd.

Workington were continuing to push their opponents and they were creating more chances as the half went on.

An Allison effort was deflected out for a corner while a Symington effort went high and wide but Bromley looked as though they were starting to feel the heavy pitch.

Holt tried to pull in Waterston but a sliding keeper just got to the ball seconds before him.

On the break, Bromley looked to get back into the game and Hanlon was put through on goal with just Taylor to beat as Reds scrambled back but he put his shot wide of the far post.

This seemed to spur the visitors on and they attacked with a renewed vigour, Porter chesting the ball out of play in a goalmouth scramble before Luke Wanadio put his effort wide.

Reds were keen to get that two goal cushion and were battling ahead and Waterston got up well to head the ball into the path of Tinnion.

The attacker, who had covered nearly every inch of the pitch, struck the ball but it went narrowly wide.

Then came a blow for Reds as a miss kick from Wright put the ball out for the corner. It was whipped in and Bromley captain Jack Holland put the header away to level the scores.

Tinnion came in with an important block to halt another Bromley charge as the visitors upped their game, buoyed by the goal.

Reds had to make a change with Allison looking to be struggling with his knee and he was replaced by Sam Joel.

It was a frenetic last few minutes with both sides looking for that crucial goal to avoid the midweek replay.

But it wasn't to be as the score remained 1-1 and Reds will now have to travel to Kent on Tuesday night.