ALTRINCHAM responded to the disappointment of going out of the FA Cup against Burton Albion, with an incredible 8-0 victory over Hinckley United on Saturday.

With less than 48 hours to recover from the exertions of a high-profile game, that saw the Robins ultimately go down by two second half goals from the League Two side, manager Lee Sinnott was cock-a hoop with his players.

”The energy levels were fantastic and the team moved the ball around the pitch really well. Our one and two touch passing was very difficult for Hinckley to deal with and after such a big night on Thursday, on and off the pitch, that was very pleasing, particularly as games against teams at the bottom end of the table can be difficult if you’re not physically and mentally right.”

Despite Altrincham’s exit from the FA Cup, in front of a live national TV audience, Sinnott was upbeat about the tie.

”The players can be extremely proud of the way they have played, taking a League Two team to the wire over two games and obviously the club have benefitted in a big way financially.”

The cup action is coming thick and fast for the Robins at the moment and on Saturday they hope to take a further step towards Wembley with an F.A. Trophy first round tie at F.C. Halifax Town, the ninth weekend out of the last 10 that the team & supporters have had to travel.

Tonight (Thursday), Lee Sinnott and goalkeeper, Stuart Coburn, will be stage guests, alongside former Manchester United and England defender, Gary Neville, at the switching on of the Altrincham Christmas Lights at 5.30pm in the Stamford Quarter area of the town centre.