THE Motormen took a giant step towards securing their Conference North status on Easter Monday by clinching an emphatic home win over the division's basement boys.
Buoyed by their draw at Hinckley 48 hours earlier, Carl Macauley's side put clear daylight between themselves and the bottom three by seeing off the Dolly Blues.
They had the three points in the bag by half time after racing into a 3-0 lead.
The first arrived on 10 minutes, just after Carl Nesbitt had shot narrowly wide from a good m ove.
Thomas Rooney did the spade work down the left, outpacing his marker before pulling the ball back for Anthony Wright to instinctively steer it into the far cor ner.
Motors had a scare on 16 minutes when Leon Gierke almost profited from a moment of hesitation, and that was quickly followed by a fierce shot from Jordan Connerton which keeper Sean Lake did well to palm away.
Seconds later it was 2-0, as Rooney raced through, only to see his shot hit the far post. Wright retrieved the situation and set up Keith Smith for a smart finish and his first goal for the club.
Five minutes before the break it became 3-0 as Rooney ran through, holding off the challenge of two City defenders, to steer home.
City keeper James Brindle made a terrific save early in the second half to deny Joe McMahon's firm header, while visiting substitute Lee Sparks was only inches away from pulling a goal back at the other end.
On 62 minutes he did just that, as a dangerous cross from the right was rescued by Aaron Helli-well and he pulled a pass back for Sparks to hammer home.
Suddenly City looked threatening again, but Ryan Ellderton wasted their best opportunity after Lake had saved well from Gierke.
But Motors kept peppering the City goal and on 81 minutes finally got their reward when Brindley could only partially palm away Rooney's fiercely-struck shot.
Wright was on hand to convert his second of the afternoon and wrap up the points, which lifted Motors up five places in the table to 14th.
Vauxhall: Lake, Moogan, Dames (Field 57), Griffiths, Jones, McMahon, Nesbitt, Woodyatt, Rooney (O'Hare 88), Smith, Wright. Subs: McNulty, Longrigg, Macauley.