Wisbech Town FC boss Dick Creasey was full of praise for his side following their FA Cup demolition job on United Counties League rivals Boston Town.
The Fenmen made smooth progress to the next stage with a 4-1 victory against the Poachers to set up a mouth-watering home clash against Peterborough Sports on August 20.
A delighted Creasey said: “Everybody was downbeat after the 3-0 defeat against March and, quite rightly so, but I’ve said all along that pre-season results don’t matter.
“The players were right against Boston and it’s onwards from here for me.
“We didn’t underestimate them. We came out of the traps early and it worked for us.
“For teams at our level it is all about winning games in the cup and getting a bit of extra revenue for the club.”
Midfielder Adam Millson opened the scoring following good work between Michael Frew and Harry Lim, before the same pair combined to set-up a tap-in for Edgaras Buzas.
Frew netted the best goal of the tie with a Howitzer on the edge of the box, but the hosts reduced the arrears 20 minutes before the interval.
Wisbech weathered a long spell of home pressure after the restart, but midway through the second period Frew was brought down in the box and Millson stepped up to add his second goal from the penalty spot.
Creasey, whose side were due to host Peterborough Sports in the league last night, used five of his six summer recruits in the cup blitz.
Analysing their performances, Creasey said: “Ricky (Lovelace) didn’t have a lot to do. There are one or two things we can sharpen up on, but he hasn’t played enough football in the past couple of seasons to do that.
“Josh (Pike) has settled in and done well while you have to remember that little Harry (Lim) is only 17.
“We’ve got to give him time, but he is showing many signs of going on and becoming a really good player.
“Eddie (Edgaras Buzas) is an energetic boy.
“It suited him playing in a tight three. Jack (Friend) came on and probably enjoyed his best 20 minutes for the club so far.
“All three of our substitutes, including Billy Smith and Cobby showed a great attitude.”
On Saturday, the Fenmen travel to Leicester Nirvana in the Chromasports and Trophies United Counties League Premer Division before entertaining Deeping Rangers in a league derby at the Elgood’s Stadium on Tuesday night.
The much-delayed 2016 Cambs Invitation Cup final against Cambridge City will now take place on Wednesday, August 24, at Newmarket Town (7.45pm).