Away win for development squad.
Reserve boss Kevin Ball was left pleased after seeing Sunderland secure an away win at Histon.
The Black Cats raced into a two-goal lead inside 17 minutes at the expense of the Conference North outfit.
Histon pulled a goal back just before the break but a well-worked move restored the two-goal cushion.
A young Sunderland XI made the trip south with coach Ball looking to build on the recent hard-fought win at Spennymoor.
They were ahead 10 minutes in when Craig Lynch seized on a defensive error to feed Jordan Laidler, who netted with a crisp finish.
It was two soon afterwards as Adam Mitchell teed up Laidler to find the top corner of the goal with a fine strike from the edge of the penalty area.
A close-range header brought Histon to within a goal three minutes before half time, but the move of the match sealed victory eight minutes into the second period.
Mitchell's cheeky back-heel released Billy Knott, who drove the ball into the bottom right-hand corner as Sunderland went on to control the remainder of the game.
Sunderland: Wilson, Oliver (Joyce, 65), Laing, Ferguson, Watson (Callaghan, 65), Mitchell, Reed, Knott, Deacon, Lynch (Gorrin, 65), Laidler.
Sub Not Used: Dixon.