King's Lynn Town's players delivered the perfect response to the weekend sacking of manager Simon Clark as they cruised through their FA Cup replay at Histon on Tuesday night.
Lynn produced their best performance of the season at the Glassworld Stadium under the guidance of interim management team Neil Fryatt and Robbie Back.
The Linnets were six goals to the good before half-time, thanks to a Ryan Hawkins hat-trick, a brace from Toby Hilliard and a Craig Parker strike.
Nathen Stewart then added a seventh late on as Lynn booked a meeting with Stafford Rangers in the second qualifying round at the Walks on Saturday week.
Speaking after his the match, Back told the media: “It couldn’t have gone any better really, what a start, after a couple of minutes, to go one up.
“We looked a bit shaky after the goal to be fair but when you’ve lost four on the bounce you’re going to be a bit shaky.
“But the lads were tremendous, it wasn’t about me and Neil coming in and changing things, it was about the lads putting in a performance.
“We said to them before, you don’t turn into bad players overnight, they’re not bad players, they’re just lacking a bit of confidence and sometimes a change that does matter – but I thought they were excellent tonight, all of them. The only bad thing was injuries.”
Both Back and Fryatt will continue in charge for Saturday's Southern Central Premier Division trip to Halesowen for which Lynn have injury doubts over Ryan Hawkins, Frazer Blake-Tracy and Ryan Jarvis.