IT IS a measure of just how far Vauxhall have come in the last couple of years that they can now travel to venues such as the Crown Ground and come away with three points.
The Motormen also appeared on the pools coupon for the first time thus ensuring James Alexander Gordon read out the result, as only he can, to underline an away victory.
But the authority with which Vauxhall moved into a two-goal lead in the 82nd minute barely tells the story that unfolded afterwards.
The hosts stole two goals in as many minutes to equalise, only for the visitors to clinch the victory in injury time in a dramatic finale.
In an open first half, both sides had decent chances to open the scoring and Terry Fearns screwed a great chance wide and Nicky Young was denied by a superb block.
At the other end the troublesome Lutel James fired wide with the goal at his mercy and Peter Cavanagh struck a post from a free kick.
But Vauxhall grabbed the initiative right on half-time as Robbie Lawton's deep cross from the left was converted by Peter Cumiskey with a looping header at the far post.
After the break, Accrington enjoyed a lot of possession and were often encamped in the Motormen's half but it was all huff and puff and no finish.
Eight minutes from full-time, Lawton provided another excellent cross, this time from the right, for Cumiskey to volley into the corner for his second of the match.
With 88 minutes gone, Accrington pulled a goal back as Paul Mullin swept home after substitute Mark Ceraolo's header came back off the bar.
60 seconds later the unthinkable happened as James left two defenders for dead and crossed for Mullin to equalise from close range.
However, Vauxhall broke away in the fourth minute of added time to claim victory as Nicky Young sped through the home defence and side-footed past Speare.
Manager Alvin McDonald said: 'I'm absolutely delighted, we were excellent for 85 minutes and played them off the park. The only disappointment was that we have conceded late goals but the lads showed brilliant character to come up with a winner.'
Vauxhall team: Holmes, Rigby, Thompson, Brazier, Haddrell, Lynch, Nesbitt, Lawton, Cumiskey (McDermott 84), Young, Fearns.