Willand Rovers booked their place in the first round proper of the FA Vase after a 4-1 win over Saltash United on Saturday.

Former Exeter City striker Lee Phillips put United in front, but Rovers levelled the tie on the 28 minute after James Blake headed home a Ryan Guppy cross

Shortly before half-time Willand turned the game on its head when Luke Mortimore picked out Bradley Ausden, whose diving header superbly found the back of the net.

Mortimore setup Rovers’ third goal when his cross found Jordan Lovibond who finished well, before Blake’s volley late on secured a 4-1 comeback.

Russell Jee’s side will face familiar opponents in the first-round, when they host Street – who are in the same league.

Jee was delighted with the win, although he admitted the scoreline flattered Willand.

He said: “Pleased with the result. The performance was one of them where we weren’t as fluent as we have been lately with the passing of the ball and the movement, but 4-1 is a good result and we’re pleased to get into the next round.”

Jee was also pleased with the character his side showed to come away with a convincing score-line, despite not playing at their best.

He said: “We’ve played a lot better this year and haven’t got the result we wanted, but it’s maybe the sign of a good side when we’re not at our fluent best and still coming away with a 4-1 win is very pleasing.”

Mortimore followed up last week’s hat-trick with two assists, and with Blake grabbing another brace, Jee is delighted that goals are flying in from across the squad.

“He (Blake) is doing well and Bradley Austin compliments him well, and got a goal for himself so I’m pleased for him, so goals are coming from all areas which is pleasing, it’s not just one or two players.

On facing Street in the next round, Jee said: “You can’t affect the draw, but I said to the players anyone at home we’ll give it a good go. We’d have liked someone from a different league, but you can’t affect the draw.”

Attention now turns to the St Lukes Bowl for Rovers, as they host Ivybridge Town on Wednesday, before they look to continue their impressive start to the Western League when they entertain Clevedon on Saturday.

Jee will see the bowl as an opportunity to rotate his squad, and is expecting a tough test against Clevedon this weekend.

“We’ll shuffle the pack a little bit,” Jee said. “Play players who haven’t played for a bit, need game-time, and it’s an ideal opportunity to do that in the bowl.

“It will be a tough ask, we’ll have them watched as we always do and hopefully we’ll pick a side that are capable of beating them.”