Morecambe boss Sammy McIlroy knows a thing or too about FA Cup success and he was beaming as his side downed Kidderminster 2-1 in their all-Conference first-round clash.
And there could be no arguing that Morecambe were not value for their victory over a poor visiting side, who struggled to shift out of first gear.
Morecambe seized the advantage in the 44th minute when Harriers keeper Scott Bevan was judged to have brought down Garry Thompson.
Fierce protests followed but Wayne Curtis kept his cool to slam home the spot kick, while Bevan received a caution.
Harriers boss Mark Yates may find himself in hot water with the FA after confronting the officials as they came in at the interval.
And his post match mood not improved by a penalty decision that didn't go his way when Andy White took a tumble at the other end.
Morecambe continued to dominate the second half but waited until the 73rd minute before they made the game safe.
Michael Twiss ghosted in at the far post and gave Bevan no chance with a lethal finish - Thompson was again the catalyst, his pace causing Harriers problems throughout the game.
Kidderminster set up a frantic finale when Gavin Hurren reduced the arrears in the 89th minute but McIlroy's men never looked like surrendering another.