Manager Darren Sheridan's FA Cup gold dust is being sprinkled over Salford City this season with another top win to take the Ammies nearer to the 1st Round proper.
Dazza famously took unfancied Barrow all the way to the FA Cup 3rd Round twice, where they met Sunderland and Middlesborough. And while Lancaster City isn't quite in the same league, today's was a fantastic win against a team that has been a constant fixture in the Evo-Stik First Division play-offs.
Today every single player was superb, with centre backs Adrian Bellamy and Jameel Ible totally solid, captain Jimmy Holden dictating the midfield play and attackers virtually queuing up to score. Meanwhile, Lancaster City hardly got a look in.
After only 15 minutes, winger Steve Yarwood, rampaging through the middle of the Lancaster defence, forced a fine save from the keeper. As Salford city continued to dominate, Rob Kinsella opened the scoring after 30 minutes with a fine header from Jimmy Holden's cross. 1-0
Ten minutes later, Chris Thompson lashed a shot beyond the keeper's dive to make it 2-0 at half time. The Ammies were so comfortable, it could have been 4 or 5, Steve Yarwood, in particular, having lots of half chances.
The second half fightback from Lancaster failed to materialise, Steve Yarwood making it 3-0 after some fine passing moves built from the defence. And Nathan McDonald wrapped up the drubbing with an overhead kick from Jimmy Holden's corner to make the final score 4-0.
"We should be winning 10-0" sang the Salford fans. It said it all.
Altogether a fantastic performance from Salford City, which sees the team on a brilliant unbeaten FA Cup and League run, with only one defeat in six games. The draw for the FA Cup next round takes place on Monday – and everyone at Salford City wants to resume battle with FC United of Manchester...
Update: 10th September: And FC United we got!!! Huge local derby to be played 22nd September 3pm. The tie won't be switched to another ground - it will be played at Moor Lane!
Photos by Andrew Goudie