GRAYS Athletic are into the fourth round of the Essex Senior Cup, although they needed penalties to defeat Stansted.

The Blues had fallen behind after just five minutes against the Essex Senior League side.

But Tim Monshenju levelled 15 minutes later, with Grays in the ascendency.

But there was nothing between the two sides as the match neared a penalty shoot-out, and it ended 1-1.

Blues won 4-2 on spot-kicks to progress.

On Monday, Thurrock were hammered 4-1 by Colchester United in the third round.