Andy Williams' controversial late goal put Yeovil into the second round of the FA Cup for the first time in five years after a 1-0 win at Rushden & Diamonds.
The Conference side, who knocked Yeovil out at this stage in 2006, had defended manfully until the decisive moment, which was at first disallowed for offside against Sam Williams only for the referee to overturn the decision.
Rushden nearly drew first blood in the 10th minute when Ryan Charles connected first time with Shane Huke's low cross only to be denied by a great save by Yeovil goalkeeper John Sullivan.
The Glovers were denied by the woodwork twice when Andy Williams' shot and then Paul Huntington's header from a couple of yards came back off the upright.
It was then the Diamonds turn to hit the frame of the goal when Lewwis Spence's deflected effort from the edge of the box came back off the bar.
Then came the moment of controversy when, after Bowditch saw a shot saved by Joe Day, Andy Williams struck a low shot into the bottom corner from the edge of the area.
The linesman at first had his flag up for offside, but the referee decided Sam Williams was not interfering.