Hendon produced a performance full of character to overturn a dreadful start and come back to beat Herne Bay 3-2 and reach the final qualifying round of the FA Cup for the first time since 2016.
Lax defending saw the visitors go 2-0 up inside the opening 12 minutes with two excellent finishes from Mason Saunders-Henry and Rory Smith.
Jordan Perrin made three outstanding saves to keep the Kent side ahead, while they continued to look dangerous on the break, hitting the crossbar before half-time.
A penalty from Joe White deep in first-half stoppage time gave Hendon a lifeline that they clung onto after the break. Rohdell Gordon and Solomon Sambou both scored well-worked goals to give Hendon the lead that they managed to see out professionally.
The draw for the 4th qualifying round will take place on Monday afternoon at about 3:15pm and will be broadcast live on TalkSport 2.