Ryan Peake grabbed a stoppage-time consolation as Chichester City’s FA Cup fairytale run came to an end with a gallant 5-1 loss at Tranmere Rovers.

Peake touched in a last-gasp corner to give Miles Rutherford’s side the joy of celebrating in front of their own voval travelling supporters at Prenton Park as a run that started in August at the extra preliminary round finally came to a conclusion.

League One Rovers were held to a goalless first half by an impressive and far from overawed Chi from five leagues below them.

But Rovers ran away with the win in the second 45 minutes against Chi from the eighth tier of the football pyramid.

Corey Blackett-Taylor gave Tranmere a 62nd-minute lead with a close-range finish.

A mix up in central defence led to a cool Morgan Ferrier finish two minutes later.

Ferrier superbly lobbed in a third seven minute later and then wrapped up a hat-trick on 75 minutes.

Blackett-Taylor added an 85th-minute fifth from inside the area.

But then there was late joy as Matt Axell’s corner bent in and Peake scored Chi’s first ever goal in the FA Cup second round.