Atherstone United 1 Whitchurch Alport 3

WHITCHURCH Alport celebrated an historic day as their FA Vase dream continued on a never to be forgotten afternoon in Warwickshire.

Alport enjoyed an early let off when Atherstone almost broke the deadlock inside the opening minute only for Chris Cowley to fire wide of Ellis’s right hand post.

Alport played their part in a frantic opening to the third round tie with Dylan Bath firing over before Jimmy Garlick drilled wide and Sean Griffiths headed over the bar from Jud Ellis' 12th minute free-kick.

Ellis was also called into action after 19 minutes with a smart double save but was powerless to prevent the hosts breaking the deadlock a minute later as Brady Middleton pounced.

The contest remained frenetic but with few chances with Alport remained behind at the break but with all to play for in the second-half.

After 65 minutes the Reds were back on level terms as Temi Ajibola rose to head home an inswinging corner from Ivan Urvantev.

Ajibola went close to doubling his tally five minutes later following a cross from Urvantev and the Moldovan playmaker held his nerve moments later to convert a penalty to give Alport the lead for the first time.

Two minutes later Urventev was the victim of a rash challenge from Mitch Thomson who saw red to leave the hosts to see out the remainder of the tie with 10 men.

Alport made the most of their numerical advantage by sealing victory with a third goal deep into stoppage time as Garlick released Jack Berman to slot home and seal Alport's place in the fourth round draw for the first time in the club's history.