Last time out, Reds were probably a little fortunate to collect a point from their goalless encounter against Athletic.
But they emerged worthy winners in the return as they extended their unbeaten league run to five matches.
They took control of this County League fixture and two early goals laid the foundation for a fine away win, a victory which lifted them to second in the table.
Josh Palmer was back amongst the goals and his brace early on set the tone for a productive afternoon.
Jack Brown also found the target as Reds built-up a 3-1 advantage by the interval.
Further goals were added in the second half with Zach Martin (inset) and Thomas Downes netting for the first time this season.
Athletic responded through Ethan Weir and former Reds player, Ciaran Booty.
Reds have played more games than the other title contenders but there are probably five teams still in contention.
Team: Scott Paden-Gale, Hayden Percival, Zach Martin, Owen Birkett, Dan Whitehead, Cain Pears, Louis Webster, Zach Lester, Jack Dunstan, Josh Palmer, Jack Brown. Substitutes – Thomas Downes, Evan Stephenson, Luke Whitehead and Milo Cooke.