Cogenhoe United gave newly appointed Harrowby boss Nick Andersen a baptism of fire as they extended their unbeaten run to five matches with a 6-1 win at Compton Park.
Andy Marks’ men were quick out of the blocks with a second minute Karl Bates opener and Dean Lukeman effort three minutes later.
Harrowby hit back on the quarter hour through Sam Weatherstone.
The two-goal margin was restored in the final minute of the first half, Alfie Taylor scoring from the penalty spot after a foul on Phil Cassidy.
Lewis Leslie headed in Luke Emery’s left wing cross with a quarter of an hour remaining.
Damon Herbert’s well taken goal after 88 minutes made it five and Emery completed the Cogenhoe tally four minutes into added time.
Long Buckby were swept aside as they suffered a 4-1 home defeat to Wisbech, who climb to second.
Tommy Treacher put the visitors ahead after 13 minutes.
Adam Millson scored the next two for the Fenmen after 18 and 21 minutes, his second from the penalty spot.
Danny Beaumont scored Wisbech’s fourth a minute into added time at the end of the first period.
Buckby improved after the interval with Muzi Nduna-Ndlovu scoring a 68th-minute consolation.
Sileby Rangers are just three points clear of the drop zone after a 2-1 defeat at Deeping.
Spencer Tinkler’s sixth-minute spot kick gave Deeping the opener.
Sileby levelled after 21 minutes when Joe Braithwaite tugged back Will Muzvimbiri and Stuart McMichael converted the penalty.
Substitute Ian Ward headed the home winner a minute past the hour mark.
Division one title favourites Spencer slipped off pole position on goal difference as a battling Blackstones display saw the spoils shared in a 1-1 draw at Lincoln Road.
Alex Lowery gave Spencer the lead after 23 minutes.
Stones were quick to reply with a Declan Carr equaliser four minutes later.
Bugbrooke halted a three-match run of defeats with a 3-1 victory over Raunds at Kiln Park.
Jake Cayton’s 11th-minute visiting opener was matched by a 20th-minute Luke Stevens reply for the Shopmates.
Ryan Ansell restored Bugbrooke’s lead with 20 minutes to play.
The Badgers wrapped up the win through Jimmy Moore after 84 minutes.
Olney went out of the KO Cup following a 4-3 defeat after extra-time at Holbeach.
It looked like a stroll for Holbeach as they took an early two-goal lead, Livo Dube scoring after two and five minutes.
Christian Smail had the Nurserymen back in the game on the half hour.
Danny Webb hauled Olney on terms eight minutes into the second half.
Dube completed his hat-trick after 67 minutes.
Olney again fought back with a 78th-minute Aaron Murrell goal.
The decisive goal arrived a minute before the end of the first half of extra-time, Matt Warfield booking the Tigers a home quarter-final against Potton.