GREAT Harwood's FA Cup dream lives on after they reached the first qualifying round with victory over Norton and Stockton Ancients last Saturday.
It was easy for the Robins with the win never in doubt in the North East.
Mark Beard opened the scoring on six minutes, Sam Pope added a second on the stroke of half time before Ryan Fisher and Darren Rodgers made it a resounding 4-0 victory.
And now the Robins will travel to fellow North West Counties Second Division side Oldham a week tomorrow to see if they continue in this prestigious competition.
"We did well," said manager John Hughes, whose side saw off Guisborough Town in the extra preliminary round. "We didn't know what to expect there but it all came together. The FA Cup has been good for us as it has helped with the bonding.
"We have got new lads who have to settle in and they seem to enjoy it and it is a chance for them to gel without much pressure. And so far it has worked."
The Robins have so far been drawn away in all their games but Hughes doesn't mind.
"We seem to play better on our travels at the moment although Oldham is a tricky place to go to."
And the boss has been full of praise for Saturday's goalscorers.
"Mark Beard has done well up front as he has got three or four goals so far and knows where the net is.
"He was injured pre-season but he knows he can play at this level and there is hopefully more goals to come from him. Sam Pope got the second and he is a good player while Ryan Fisher has been outstanding.
"And Darren Rodgers has been injured for the last three weeks and he came off the bench to score. Now we have got to build on that."
Harwood have only played two league games so far this season, winning one and losing the other. And they have this weekend off.
However, they will face Conference side Accrington Stanley on Tuesday night in the annual VMI Trophy.
Last season, Harwood won in a penalty shoot-out.
"It is a chance for some players to get 90 minutes under there belt and I will use a few triallists but, the way Accrington are going at the moment, you never know, we could win!" added Hughes.