Wealdstone go into the hat for the first-round draw of the FA Cup tonight after holding National League side Maidenhead United to a 1-1 draw on Saturday.

The Stones looked like they were on their way to an upset when Ross Lafayette put them ahead, but a late equaliser from Ryan Upward means the two sides will face a replay at Grosvenor Vale tomorrow night.

Should Dean Brennan’s side advance tomorrow, they will have gone a round better than last season when they were knocked out at the current stage by Sutton United.

Wealdstone started the better of the two sides in this one and had chances early on through Lafayette and Billy Clifford, but Maidenhead rode the pressure until Jake Cassidy had their first effort of the game.

The closest either side came to opening the scoring in the first half was after 24 minutes and it fell Wealdstone’s way when an in-swinging corner from Danny Green found Jerome Okimo’s head, but his effort bounced off the far post.

It was the Stones who took the lead shortly after the restart though, as Lafayette displayed brilliant control to bring down Clifford’s lofted ball, and he fired across the goalkeeper and into the bottom corner.

Connor Stevens almost doubled the visitors’ advantage on the hour but his header from Clifford’s cross climbed narrowly over the bar.

With four minutes to go, it looked like Wealdstone were going to cause a shock, but they were pegged back when Aston Oxborough could only parry a shot into the path of Upward who finished into the bottom corner.

While not the win they would’ve hoped for having had the lead, the Stones still go into the hat for the draw and will fancy their chances with a home replay tomorrow night at 7.45pm.