Despite Whitchurch Alport’s sensational start to their North West Counties League Premier Division campaign, Reds’ boss Luke Goddard is calling for the extra inch to ensure more victories.

The Reds recorded back-to-back victories over Northwich Victoria and Hanley Town to give Alport a points return that few would have thought likely before the season began on Saturday.

Boss Goddard was obviously delighted with Monday night’s home win in front of an incredible crowd of 333 at Yockings Park, but the Reds’ supremo wanted a little bit more from his team, even with Nicky Porter’s sending off.

And he believes that Alport’s lightning start is a sign of the lessons learned from 2018/19.

“I would have preferred the clean sheet if I’m being honest, but I thought we coped really well once Ports had been sent off,” he said.

“They tested us with a lot of crosses into our box but our defending really pleased me.

“We’ve got a very good side here and we have so many attacking options and that will cause problems for any team if we get it right.

“It was a fantastic crowd and I hope we give them something that will make the bulk of them come back.

“I suppose the most pleasing aspect for me is that we have won both games without being anywhere near close to full fitness.

“Six or seven games into the season and we’ll start to see the best from this group of players. Overall, it was a pleasing performance.

“After seven games last season we only had five points on the board, so to be on six after just two suggests to me that we have learned from our debut campaign in the Premier Division.”