Lunt's side recover from Cov disappointment to dispose of ForestCrewe Alexandra Under 18's warmed-up for their FA Youth Cup First Round trip to Blackpool with a solid 2-1 victory at Nottingham Forest.
After losing 3-2 at Coventry the week previous, Lunt was eager to get back to winning ways in the East Midlands and a commanding performance, together with an inspired showing from middle-man Oli Finney, resulted in the three points.
The midfielder assisted the first, putting over a cross for defender Tom Quinn to put into the net before Finney himself made it 2-0 with a 25-yards screamer.
Forest were reduced to ten men with a red card with 20 minutes to go, but they were still able to force home a late consolation goal - but could not do enough to derail the Alex.
Crewe: Harrison, Dowsett, Quinn, Wilkinson, Morgan, Neal, Finney, Lowery, Whalley, Pickering, Dale