WHITCHURCH Alport celebrated their first silverware of the season after an Alex Hughes strike sealed Ethelston Cup glory against Hodnet.

Victory ensured the cup was retained while also providing a £700 boost for local charities.

Meanwhile Alport conceded further ground in the Midlands League Premier Division with a 2-0 defeat at Worcester City on Saturday with Bailey Fuller and Sean Brain on target

Manager Luke Goddard said: “We need to get back to basics and wise up to the rigours of this league. We should have come home with at least a point and should have put the game to bed before they scored a second at the end.”

The Reds travel to Walsall Wood on Saturday with the Reds sweating on the fitness of Hughes, Kieran Evans and Junior Brown.

Meanwhile Ellesmere Rangers ran out 5-0 winners at Cammell Laird in the North West Counties League South on Tuesday night.

Callum Graybrook struck twice after goals from Steve Hole, Jordan Davies and Ben Davies.

Rangers were held to a 3-3 draw at home to Wythenshawe Amateurs on Saturday with goals from Brandon Tanomjit, Jack Sweeney and Hole cancelling efforts from Christopher Howard, Arthur Okonkwo and Jardel Depeiaza.

Elsewhere Wem Town lost 5-3 at Ercall Colts in the Salop Leisure Shropshire Premier League while a Sam Flory double failed to prevent Prees United slipping to a 3-2 defeat at SAHA Sports in the first round of the Shropshire Cup.