WELSHPOOL manager Tommi Morgan had clearly not been alarmed by watching Aberystwyth's drubbing of champions The New Saints the previous Sunday.
And he had obviously seen enough to suggest the Seasiders were not unbeatable and his plans were assisted by some woeful home defending.
But victory over his home town club was soured by worrying injuries. Doubtful from the start, striker Steve Rogers had to be replaced early on by Aiden Shannon, while two-goal hero Calvin Davies' day ended when he was stretchered off in the final moments.
While Morgan was pleased with the finishing of Davies, and Chris Venables, his opposite number Brian Coyne will be questioning how they were allowed to bring Aber crashing back down to earth following the rout of TNS.
Right on half time Davies punished the Seasiders' inability to deal with a routine right wing cross and barely a minute after the restart Venables was left free to double Welshpool's advantage in what had been a generally even encounter.
Having hit back through Gavin Cadwallader in the 57th minute, Aber immediately lost concentration to allow Davies in again.
Last week's hat-trick hero, Jamie Reed, was not surprisingly carefully policed throughout, but he escaped his markers to reduce the deficit once more in the 82nd minute with a fine solo strike from the edge of the area.