Chasetown and Leamington may be FA Cup dreamers but managers Charlie Blakemore and Jason Cadden were happy to see their teams recognise that the FA Vase is their best ticket to Wembley.
The Harvey World Travel Midland Alliance duo make history by appearing in the FA Cup first round against League opposition next week but they safely progressed through the Vase first round after away wins.
Striker Lee Bullimore earned Chasetown a 1-0 success at Bromyard Town, while skipper Leon Morgan netted twice in Leamington's 2-0 victory at Holbeach United.
Coleshill Town are rapidly becoming the surprise package. Having beatenn Barnt Green Spartak in the last round, the Midland Combination Premier Division side left Alliance opponents Oldbury United shell-shocked after a 4-0 pasting, with goals from Michael Campbell (2) Dave Brush and Kevin Wagstaff.
Coleshill will fly the flag for the Combination after Castle Vale, the upset heroes in the last round and Bridgnorth Town bowed out at Biddulph Victoria and Westfields respectively.
Pelsall Villa are the last remaining West Midlands League Premier Division side after second-half goals from Danny Bettison and Mick Mason secured a 2-0 verdict at Kirby Muxloe.
Alliance strugglers Cradley Town shrugged aside their poor league form to defeat Newark Town 4-2 after extra time at Beeches View Avenue. Stuart How was the hero with a hat-trick to put Cradley in the second round for the first time.
Simon Redhead hit Alvechurch's winner at Wellington, while substitute James Wood converted a penalty to put Racing Club Warwick through at the expense of Barwell, but there was disappointment for Boldmere St Michaels and Romulus.
The Mikes had Tim Gould and Jimmy Quiggin sent off as they lost 1-0 at Nantwich Town - who had ended their FA Cup hopes in September - while Romulus bowed out 6-4 at Glossop MW.