Freescoring Village Inn were held at bay by a resolute Marlpool United rear-guard for 35 minutes of their Alfreton QTS Sunday League Dick Windle Cup tie.
But the deadlock was finally broken from an unlikely source when full-back Matt James drove the ball home from outside the penalty area.
There was no more score at the break, but the visitors broke loose in the second period to add further goals from Jay Cooper (2), Rich Miller (2), Ben Wigley and substitute Dan Martin to seal a 7-0 victory margin.
The day’s biggest total belonged to Bluey’s FC, who beat White Swan 8-5 in the same competition.
The prolific Jay Miles notched a hat-trick with Nathan Davis and Andy Lowe getting a couple apiece.
Littleover HM beat higher-league opposition in recording a 4-1 win over Hayloft.
Rainbow International defeated The Gardeners by the same score-line in a game that did the League real credit.
Man-of-the-match Cory Bowler put the home side ahead before Matt Brittle doubled the advantage.
The visitors pulled a goal back before half-time when Daniel Kyle slotted home a penalty kick.
A second half brace from winger Jake Watson saw the hosts safely through to the next round.
A ding-dong affair saw the lead changing hands as Out of Town recovered from a 4-3 deficit to finally run out 5-4 winners over Jolly Colliers.