DROITWICH Spa progressed to the second round of the Midland Football League Cup on Tuesday night after beating Smethwick Rangers 3-1. 

The MFL Division One leaders have been in superb league form of late and they carried that into the cup, cruising to a 3-1 victory. 

Jamie Lucas pounced on Harold Edjangue's save from Alex Dugmore's acrobatic effort in the box to give the hosts the lead, which was doubled just after the half-hour mark thanks to Roland Krol's bullet header from a corner. 

Lucas was looking sharp for the home side and almost had a second in the second-half, but a brilliant save from Edjangue kept Smethwick in the tie. 

But the striker would not be denied a second soon after that save as Lucas made no mistake following Krol's cross. 

At 3-0, the result was no longer in doubt but a late consolation from Smethwick gave them something to take home with them.

Elsewhere in the first-round, it was a disappointing night for Stourport Swifts as they lost for the first time at home this season.

A Tom Dell first-half double and a brilliant free-kick from Ryan Snape - the son of ex-Worcester City manager Ryan Snape - gave Tividale a 3-0 lead at half-time.

The visitors were reduced to 10-men at the start of the second-half when keeper Tim Beech was shown a red card, but Swifts could not capitalise and a late fourth goal from Cody Mullan rounded off a dismal evening for Quentin Townsend's side. 

As for the other Worcestershire side in the first-round, Bewdley Town's tie with OJM Black Country was postponed due to the flooding in Bewdley.