North West Counties Premier Division

Abbey Hey 0

Whitchurch Alport 6

Whitchurch Alport extended their much improved form with a six-goal demolition on Abbey Hey as doubles from Alex Hughes and Nicky Porter were added to by Ricky Bridge and Simon Everall sealed the biggest win of the season.

Nick Marley, Arron Johns, Porter and Bridge all returned to the starting line-up as Luke Goddard continued his squad rotation policy looking to make it five games unbeaten. The opening exchanges were fairly even with both sides looking to get the ball down and play.

On 22 minutes the game’s first goal arrived which kick started the pattern for the rest of the match. A Tim Sanders corner wasn’t dealt with by the Abbey Hey goalkeeper and Hughes was in the right place to tap home from three yards.

A clinical Alport now set upon finishing the game, however it wasn’t before a let off at the other end as the home side were denied an equaliser for offside.

The second goal arrived ten minutes before half time, a pass from Darren Campion found Porter 20 yards out and his powerful strike found the bottom corner. It was that man Porter who made it three before the interval, again Campion delivered a perfect ball into Hughes who linked up superbly well with Porter who finished smartly to give the Reds a three goal cushion.

Into the second half and the referee hardly had time to put his whistle back in his pocket when good play down the right hand side led to a great cross from Porter and Bridge volleyed home for his first Alport goal. Skipper Everall was introduced as a substitute and his workrate forced the defence into a mistake where Hughes benefitted sublimely with a 20 yard lob with his left foot to make it five.

It was a dominant, strong display from the Reds who finished the game off with nine minutes remaining as a searching ball from O`Connor found Everall over the Abbey Hey defence to score after a jinking run.