Whitchurch Alport will look to add a third trophy under Luke Goddard’s management this evening, when they go head-to-head with Allscott at Yockings Park in the Ethelston Cup final.

And they go into the game in fine form having recorded their biggest win of the season on Saturday.

The Reds are on the back of a five-game unbeaten run which brought two eye-catching results in the past seven days.

In mid-week Alport grabbed a last gasp winner at Burscough before romping home at Abbey Hey on Saturday.

They ran in six goals without reply in Manchester to move into the top half of the Premier Division table for the first time this season.

Goddard has said repeatedly how strong his squad is and what they might be capable of, and they certainly demonstrated that with a third consecutive away victory against lowly Abbey.

Unsurprisingly, Luke was a happy chappy after the match.

“We set the lads a target of scoring 3 goals here and to keep a clean sheet,” said the Reds boss.

“At half time we told them to keep the clean sheet but to double it up and that’s exactly what they’ve done so I can’t have too many complaints.

“We worked hard at training on Thursday with me coaching the defenders and Kevin Street taking the attackers so it was nice to see that pay off.

“We’ve won four out of five and really it should be five out of five but that’s this league; you have to be ruthless with the chances you create and be tight defensively.

“I didn’t think we were either of those things in the 2-2 draw against Hanley and we have a tendency to allow teams back into the game when we should be killing them off.

“I just said to the lads in there that it could be past Christmas before everything clicks into place and we are where I want us to be.

“Until that time we’ll keep improving but if you can pick up 6-0 wins every now and then along the way, then that would be nice.”

Goddard was happy to rotate his squad with having so many quality players at his disposal and will do so again for tonight’s final: “We will be treating this game as if we were preparing for a league or cup tie.

“They will be coming here looking to cause an upset and if we’re not prepared correctly then we could get done and that would upset the recent momentum we’ve built.

“This will be our only get together this week so there won’t be any training. It will be a strong team that represents Whitchurch Alport. I want our fans to be rewarded with a trophy after recent let downs at the hands Malpas and Newport Town.

“This is a trophy that this football club hasn’t won since 2009. I firmly believe that it’s high time we did something to address that.”

On Saturday Alport entertain Barnoldswick Town (3pm) before welcoming Squires Gate to Yockings Park two days later at 8pm.