EXETER City manager Steve Tully was too nervous to watch as wife Tamsin slotted the crucial penalty in their 5-4 shootout win over Plymouth Argyle in the League Cup.
The two sides were locked at 1-1 after 90 minutes from goals by Leah Brooks and Emily Mosely.
Penalties were required after extra time, with Tamsin's effort crashing in off the underside of the bar via the keeper's gloves.
"In tough conditions the girls held their nerve and coolly stepped up to take their penalties when needed," said manager Steve.
After drawing 3-3 against City in the league the week before, it was Argyle who broke the deadlock after 20 minutes through Mosely. Momentum changed in the second half, and Lola Garcia-Sanchez's fine run set up Brooks to equalise.
Burwood, Kirsty Caunter, Marika Ghiglia and Carla Staddon sent the shootout into sudden death at 4-4, and Tamsin netted her kick before Argyle missed to give City the win.
Exeter City will be in FA Cup action when they take on Brislington at St James's Park.
Kick-off for the match is at 1pm.
Heavitree SC are through to the next round of the Devon Supplementary Cup after a 4-1 win against LFC Sparta.
Kirsty Brown scored twice, with Abbie Harris and Kay Gibbons also on target.
Feniton drubbed Plainmoor 9-1 while Seaton Town went down to Activate 5-1. Lara Spiers netted the consolation goal.
The University of Exeter were unable to raise a side for their match against the University of Plymouth, while Exmouth Amateurs received a walkover.
Budleigh & Bicton Robins lost 9-0 at Barnstaple. Exeter & Tedburn Rangers lost 10-0 to AFC Plympton in the league.
Sunday's fixtures, Westward Developments Devon League Premier Division: AFC Plympton v University of Plymouth, Activate v Alphington, Ashmoor v University of Exeter, Exeter & Tedburn Rangers v Exmouth Amateurs, Heavitree Social Club v Feniton
Division 1: Barnstaple v LFC Sparta, Plainmoor v Ilfracombe Town, Seaton Town v Budleigh & Bicton Robins, Tavistock v Brixham Villa