Spalding United Reserves progressed comfortably into the next round of the Peterborough and District League’s Intermediate Shield.
They produced a very good all-round team performance to win 3-1 at Pinchbeck United Reserves.
The Tulips took time to settle and Pinchbeck took an early lead with a well-taken free-kick from 30 yards by Danny Jackson.
Trailing at the break the Tulips knew that patience would see them turn things around and playing some of their best football so far this season they totally dominated the game.
A well-worked move saw Jamie Cartlidge slot into the bottom corner after good work from Dawid Kantak and Daniel Nichols.
A second Spalding goal from Jack Wycherly soon followed with the away team now rampant.
Substitute Leigh Boekestyn struck a third to earn a well-deserved victory.
The teams meet again on Saturday in a league game at the Sir Halley Stewart Field.
Spalding Town won 4-0 against Tydd St Mary with goals by Tomasz Rabiega (2), Ben Holland and James Thorold.
Darren Paling (2), Jack Blackbird and Darren Warner scored in Crowland Town Reserves’ 4-1 victory over Riverside Reserves.
A timely return from injury by last season’s top scorer Dan Evans proved decisive as Langtoft United won 3-1 at Holbeach United Reserves.
Evans, who had been out for three weeks with a hamstring injury, scored twice as the Vikings claimed victory over a team who were also promoted into the Premier Division last season.
Talal Karama scored with a far-post header but former Viking Matt Cawthorn got the equaliser before the double from Evans.
Moulton Harrox suffered their first defeat of the season when Oakham United got three goals without reply.
Adam James Abell was on target in Pinchbeck’s 1-1 draw at Sawtry while Deeping Rangers Reserves lost 4-3 away to Peterborough Sports Reserves.