WORCESTER City manager Chris Cornes spoke about the importance of winning momentum following his side's 4-2 Wiseman Floodlit Cup win over Cheltenham Saracens at Claines Lane on Tuesday.

City did fall behind in the first-half but responded with three goals from Elliot Hartley, Adam Mace and Jamie Insall to establish control of the cup tie before Saracens gave themselves a glimmer of hope when a cross flew in off Lorcan Sheehan.

But Kirk Layton's header from a corner re-established the two-goal lead and put any lingering thoughts of a serious cup upset to bed, but not after a bit of a fright from their lower-level opponents.

"Testament to Saracens, a really young, hungry side and they came and had a right good go at times," said Cornes.

"We did gift them the two goals they scored in fairness but then we have shown that bit of quality with our goals and we controlled large parts of the game and should have scored more.

"But it's another game chalked off, another win to give us momentum going forward and it was a good night all round."

Following their 2-0 FA Vase win at the weekend, City's triumph on Tuesday means they continue to fight on three fronts this season. The Hellenic League Premier title remains priority number one, however, and Cornes was keen to swiftly turn his attention to Saturday's league game at Royal Wootton Bassett Town.

"The cup games are a nice distraction from the league at times and it's good to spread some minutes," added Cornes. "But at the same time, being up there in the league, putting points on the board is always the priority and I would rather be playing those games than the cup ones."

City now have four games in hand on Corsham Town in the title race but are two points behind the current league leaders and staying in touch with Corsham remains necessary to keep the pressure on.

The Vase run will rack up the games in hand the longer City remain in that competition, so Cornes knows that staying in touch at the top is vital.

"We have to keep chalking off games and plodding along, winning games and putting points on the board," said Cornes.

"We will work on some stuff at training this week and hopefully go down to Bassett and get some more points on the board."

Speaking of the Vase, City discovered their last 16 opponents on Monday; neighbours Stourport Swifts.

"It is going to be a great spectacle for everyone involved and hopefully we are on the right end of the result and we go onto the next round but that's a way off yet," the manager added.

"The priority for now is Saturday but that will be a huge game in Worcestershire when it comes and hopefully it'll be a bit like a home tie for us with a big following, it should be a great occasion."