Jake Robinson netted three times as Brighton routed Conference side Northwich Victoria 8-0 in their FA Cup first-round clash at Withdean Stadium.
The resurgent Seagulls, unbeaten in seven games, have now scored 18 goals in their last four matches and this was their first FA Cup victory since 2001.
Dean Cox gave them the ideal start with the lead after only eight minutes following a quick break.
Skipper Dean Hammond broke through the middle as Northwich stood off and squared the ball for Cox who bent a shot round the outstretched left hand of goalkeeper Phil Senior.
Cox shot narrowly over before Robinson doubled the lead by ending a strong run with a low shot into the corner.
Alex Revell twice had opportunities for further goals before the break and also forced keeper Senior to turn a goal-bound shot round the post.
Paul Brayson should have got Northwich back in the tie in first-half stoppage time when he directed a free header wide from across by Danny Mayman.
The Conference outfit were also unfortunate when Michael Carr struck the post with a deflected shot.
But Robinson put the game beyond doubt with a low shot nine minutes after the break and Revell caught Senior napping with a long-range effort 10 minutes later.
Robinson completed his hat-trick with a superb strike into the roof of the net after 78 minutes.
The visitors capitulated further, conceding three goals in the final 10 minutes.
Substitutes Joe Gatting and Sam Rents both netted their first goals for the club before Cox completed the Seagull's biggest ever win at Withdean in stoppage time.