ADAM Shillcock has spoken of his pride at being tasked with leading Whitchurch Alport in their bid to climb the pyramid.

Nicky Parker struck twice and MacAuley Taylor completed the scoring in Thursday’s 3-1 win at home to Shifnal Town in the Midlands Premier League.

The Reds ended the season with a 3-2 win at Old Stone Alleynians on Tuesday with Adam Hailes, Thomas Messham and Callum Knowles goals securing the spoils.

The Reds manager acknowledged consistency had been the problem since his arrival but work was well underway ahead of next season.


He said: “I love the place it’s my spiritual home and I don’t see it as pressure but as great responsibility to get them to step four football. 

“I’m building a group who should have the highest standards both on and off the field. I want them to love their club and invest in it. 

“Results are king but integration with the community and the club's infrastructure is paramount to our future objectives. My aim and aspiration for next year is how we balance all of those three objectives.

“We’ve become stable at step five for the past few seasons - now is the time to kick on.”

Shillcock said the club was also heading into the community with a host of junior tournaments and Sportsmen evenings while also pressing ahead with ground improvements.

Ellesmere Rangers fell to a 1-0 defeat at Gobowen Celtic with Harry Davies the match winner.

Wem Town suffered a 9-0 thrashing at home to Ludlow on Saturday with Kieran Dovey netting a hat-trick, Ryan Clarke netting twice and goals from Ryan Lewis, Jack Marston and Morgan Millard completed the rout.