No amount of wet weather could dampen Whitchurch Alport’s spirits after one of the club’s finest achievements in nearly half a century.

A waterlogged pitch put paid to any hopes Bootle had of staging Friday night’s clash against the Reds, and some areas of Yockings Park were under water the day before they should have entertained 1874 Northwich on Monday night.

But around 250 fans were jubilant after the club won the Shropshire Senior Cup for the first time in its history by beating Shrewsbury Town 3–1 at the Montgomery Waters Meadow last Tuesday night.

The cup is believed to be one of the oldest trophies in world football with the first final contested in 1878.

Alport only got the chance to compete in it by virtue of winning the Huddersfield Cup back in May. And few gave them any chance of beating the League One club on their home ground, but that’s exactly what they did.

With 67 wins in the competition and a football league history dating back to 1950, no one could possibly argue that Shrewsbury are way out in front as Shropshire’s biggest club.

But the win made Alport the pride of Shropshire for at least one day.

Manager Luke Goddard called it his best moment in the game and is justifiably proud to have delivered a fifth trophy in just over three years in charge.

He said: “You could see the jubilation among our great supporters, the group of lads and staff.

“I was delighted to get the win and write a bit more history for this club. In any sport it’s all about creating strong memories.

“You have plenty of bad times in sport so you have to make the most of the good times when they come along.