Lewes boss Garry Wilson heaped praise on his players after their extra-time Sussex Senior Cup 2-1 victory against Eastbourne Borough on Tuesday night.
Wilson, who previously managed Borough for 12 seasons, watched his side produce a fine display and advance into the semi-finals.
Wilson said: “We are delighted with the performance and the result. It’s a competition we are keen to do well in and this result takes us one step closer to the final at the Amex.
“I thought we thoroughly deserved it and if we had shown a bit more composure in their box we could and should have won by more.”
Wilson certainly enjoyed the result but insisted he took no pleasure in knocking his former club out of the competition.
“I have great memories with Eastbourne Borough and that will always be with me. But that’s in the past and I’m doing my best now to make Lewes successful.
“I thought Eastbourne looked strong. They had a strong team out and we were missing six players for one reason or another. But I thought each and every player worked hard for us on the night.
“Other than the penalty our keeper (Rikki Banks) didn’t have too much to do.” One player he singled out was former Borough stalwart Matt Crabb.
Wilson added, “Crabby was superb. He dictated everything from the middle of the park.”
Lewes are back in league action on Saturday as they travel to Wingate and Finchley.