COVENTRY pulled off a superb 47-43 Knockout Cup first leg win at Peterborough.
Rory Schlein, Eddie Kennett and Chris Harris scored 31-points between them in a solid team display with the return at Brandon tonight.
Bees joint-boss Peter Oakes said: "We won't be counting it as a win until we get through to the next round, but going into the second leg with a four point lead means it's up to us."
SWINDON are in the driving seat after the first leg of their Knockout Cup tie saw them beat Wolverhampton 57-36.
Leigh Adams and Troy Batchelor each scored 13+1 and reserve Ryan Fisher won three of his races.
Robins co-owner Gary Patchett said: "We are looking good. I watched Fisher's scores last year and thought he was ready for some Elite League action and he was very impressive."
FRIDAY MARCH 27
ELITE LEAGUE KO CUP: Coventry v Peterborough 8pm, Lakeside v Eastbourne 8pm PREMIER TROPHY: Scunthorpe v Stoke 7.30 SPRING TROPHY: Edinburgh v Glasgow 7.30
CHALLENGE: Somerset v Newport 7.30
SATURDAY MARCH 28
ELITE LEAGUE KO CUP: Eastbourne v Lakeside 7.30 PREMIER TROPHY: Berwick v Redcar 7pm, Rye House v Somerset 7pm, Stoke v King's Lynn 7.30, Workington v Newcastle 7pm
SUNDAY MARCH 29
PREMIER TROPHY: Newport v Rye House 3.30
CHALLENGE: Glasgow v Edinburgh 4pm, Newcastle v Redcar 6.30 BEN FUND BONANZA: Sheffield 3.30