John Egan dedicated Brentford's superb 4-1 win over QPR to the Bees supporters who made the journey to Loftus Road.
Dean Smith's side have had a difficult start to the campaign, picking up just one point despite their play being worthy of more, but the win at Loftus Road lifted the spirits around the club.
And Egan paid tribute to the fans and is already keen to build on the victory when league action resumes on Saturday.
He said: “It's brilliant. It's always good to beat your rivals, especially on their own patch. This one was for the fans really. It felt good and hopefully we can build on that now.”
Brentford took the lead 10 minutes into the game when Josh Clarke and Florian Jozefzoon combined down the right and the Dutchman's cross was turned into his own net.
Egan reflected: “Clarkey seems to like this place. He was very good tonight. It was great for him to make a great impression.
“Everyone put in a good shift. In the first half we were very good on the ball and in the second we showed our battling qualities a bit as we had to fight a bit more. We came to win the game and that's great.”
Just nine minutes later, Egan himself was on the scoresheet heading home from Andreas Bjelland's knock back across the box and the Irishman described it as one of the most satisfying goals of his career.
He reflected: “It's up there. It felt unbelievable when the ball went in and to hear the noise down the other end from the Brentford fans.
“If it was up the other end I'd have probably jumped in with them. It's fantastic to score against our rivals and get into the third round of the cup.”
Egan purred: “In training, he's showing how good a finisher he is and the keeper was probably expecting him to go across goal and he did him a bit. It's great for his confidence and our confidence and we can build on that.”
Darnell Furlong pulled a goal back shortly before the break and QPR piled forward desperate to make it 3-2.
However, unlike previous games, the Bees were able to withstand the storm, which was something that Egan was delighted about.
He explained: “We defended resolutely tonight. The goal was a fantastic ball in and sometimes you have to hold your hands up.
“We held out to half-time and we were resilient in the second half, maybe a couple of ricochets in the box and it could have been more.”
Josh Clarke booked Brentford's place into round three when he fired home with seven minutes on the clock remaining; his second goal at Loftus Road in two games.
Egan said: “It was fantastic to get a goal in front of the Brentford fans as games like this are for them.
“They came out in their numbers tonight to support us and hopefully they have bragging rights for a long while.”
The Irishman and his Brentford team-mates will find out who they're facing in round three on Thursday morning but head coach Dean Smith has warned them that they will be fined if they get up for the draw.
Egan added: “The gaffer said he doesn't want anyone up to watch it. We'll have to use our time to rest and when we get up we'll see who we get. One of the big boys in the Premier League would be nice.”