Two goals in the first half had Blyth Spartans FC dreaming of an FA Cup upset, but Birmingham City came back strong in the second half to equalise then take the lead.
Part-time barman Robbie Dale scored both goals towards the end of the first half, to the delight of the horde of home fans in the 4,400 capacity stadium.
Lee Novak got Birmingham City on the scoreboard early in the second half before two goals from Wes Thomas sealed their place in the fourth round.
Full match report from ITV Sport. Blyth Spartans FC 2 - 3 Birmingham City
Blyth Spartans fans have arrived at Croft Park dressed as Spartans in full support of their team as they face Birmingham City.
Some introduced themselves to the opposition's manager, Gary Rowett ahead of the FA cup third round tie, which kicks off at 3pm.
Non-league Gateshead FC take on Premier League side West Brom in the third round of the FA cup this afternoon.
The club has tweeted from the changing rooms and the pitch as players make their final preparations.
Gateshead MP Ian Mearns has also wished them luck.
Blyth Spartans are hoping they can cause an upset at their derby against Hartlepool in tonight's FA Cup second-round match.Read the full story ›
AFC Wimbledon 3-1 York:
York City have been knocked out of the FA Cup by AFC Wimbledon in a first round replay.
AFC Wimbledon came from behind to book a place in the second round thanks to two late goals from striker Matt Tubbs.
York took a fifth-minute lead after a 30-yard volley from Wes Fletcher and held until Jack Smith found the equaliser for the Dons at 71 minutes.
Wimbledon, who had drawn 1-1 at York in the original tie, will travel to Wycombe Wanderers in round two of the FA Cup.
Gateshead could have a potential North East derby match with Shildon in the FA Cup First Round.
The Heed will travel to Dean Street to face Shildon if the County Durham side can overcome Norton in Wednesday's fourth qualifying round replay.
The remaining First Round ties involving North East clubs are as follows:
- Basingstoke or Harrow Borough v Spennymoor Town or AFC Telford
- Blyth Spartans v Altrincham
- Hartlepool United v East Thurrock
- Norton or Shildon v Gateshead
- York v AFC Wimbledon
Sunderland fans outside the KC Stadium in Hull were disappointed by their side's 3-0 defeat in the FA Cup quarter final. After last week's trip to Wembley in the League Cup, many said they really thought they would win.
Sunderland's dreams of another cup final were crushed after a 3-0 defeat at Hull City. For ITV Sports match report and highlights** click here**.
Gus Poyet and his team have arrived in Hull ahead of this afternoon's FA Cup quarter final. A victory would give Sunderland another trip to Wembley.