NORTHWICH stormed into the quarter-finals of the EDF Cup for the first time in the Moss Farm mud on Saturday.
It was an impressive felling of Forest whose only reward was a consolation try and conversion by Anthony Jonn scored in the last play of a contest otherwise completely dominated by Northwich.
Despite dominating from the outset the only score in the first half came after seven minutes of play when South African winger David Khanyile finished off a forwards attack and dived over in the right hand corner.
Gary Bell could not improve the try and had no further opportunities as the midlanders' defensive line repulsed attack after attack.
During the half-time break coaches Mike Penny and Danny Townsend demanded more from Northwich and two minutes into the second half the death knell sounded for Forest when centre Rick Smith barged his way over the try line.
Bell converted and at 12-0 already there was no way back for the visitors.
Veteran prop Jan Cartman was in superb form and set up tries for Steve Campbell and Khanyile - and Khanyile secured his hat-trick with seven minutes of the match remaining, with a characteristic exaggerated dive between the sticks.
Bell converted both Khanyile tries to round off another great day for Northwich, who have won every match they have played this season - and are still improving.
Northwich used all their substitutes and it was therefore the first outing for Mike Gallimore who has been absent since the start of the season through a troublesome hernia.
He came through unscathed and will be in the squad for the crucial visit to title chasers Wirral this Saturday (2.15pm).
If Northwich win this one only a calamity will prevent their promotion to North Two West.
Northwich: Cartman, Hill (James 68 mins), Brotherton, Farley (Pasiya 72 mins), Simpson (C), Miritana, Hey-wood, Robinson, Davies (Gallimore 55 mins), Bell, Chubb (Taylor 50 mins), Campbell, Smith, Khanyile, Bown.