Whitchurch Alport boss Luke Goddard has thanked the ‘astonishing’ army of volunteers and supporters after the club posted two huge results over the last six days.

On Thursday, the club hosted National League North side AFC Telford United in the semi-final of the Huddersfield Cup and progressed through to the final after a thrilling penalty shootout.

Then on Saturday, Alport hosted City of Liverpool, who are harbouring hopes of a league and cup double, and the two sides fought out a 1–1 draw in front of 427 spectators, which is a season’s high at Yockings Park.

The results threw the whole title race wide open as two Merseyside clubs battle it out with Bootle breathing down City of Liverpool’s neck.

Reds boss Luke Goddard couldn’t hide the intense feeling of pride to hear and read about Alport’s successes off the pitch.

“All we’ve heard over the past few days has been nothing other than astonishing,” said Goddard.

“We had so much to co-ordinate, particularly on Saturday, and yet our army of volunteers pulled it off without a single hitch.

“It takes an awful lot of effort to oil this machine and everyone who takes part in what we do on matchdays should be proud of what they’re doing.

“I would say with confidence that the experience we provide for spectators coming through our gates is bordering on step three. Everywhere we have been during our three years here have trailed us enormously when it comes to entertainment, hospitality and media.

“Nobody can get near us and yet all the time we are striving to make things better.”

n The Reds have an Easter weekend double against Winsford United and Runcorn Town.