LEE Sinnott saluted a "solid, workmanlike" win at Dartford then challenged his Altrincham players to finish the season with a flourish by breaking the 60-point barrier in the Vanarama Conference.

Two goals from Damian Reeves were enough to take them on to 50 points as Sinnott's side withstood a late rally by the home side to chalk up a deserved 2-1 victory.

It kept Alty well clear of relegation trouble, but with a home game against Southport looming tomorrow, the Altrincham manager was adamant there could be no easing up.

"Now we have reached 50 points, it is important we keep going," said Sinnott, ahead of the Good Friday match and a long trip to Gateshead on Easter Monday.

"We've got two big games over the Bank Holiday.

"Playing twice in 72 hours is a big ask, but the quest is the same.

"Can we get above 60 points? Our goal is to break the 60-point mark and then see how many more points we can add to that."

Sinnott has urged his players to show the same kind of professionalism that helped them secure an important three points following a difficult journey down to Kent.

"I was very pleased at half time because we were a bit late arriving, due to traffic problems," said the Altrincham manager.

"When that happens, you can easily leave something on the bus.

"Your mind can easily be on what had delayed you, but we started strongly, with plenty of energy and sharpness.

"There was some nice inter-play as well, especially from James Lawrie in those pockets he operates in, and that was all the more impressive, given it was a difficult surface."

Reeves added to his goal tally with cool finishes at the start of each half before Altrincham hung on to see the game out with 10 men after Dartford pulled a goal back and Peter Cavanagh was sent off.

"The first goal was excellent, precise passing followed by a good diagonal run and great finish from Damian, and it's fair to say we were in the ascendancy at half-time," added Sinnott.

"The second was also well created and executed, and overall I'd say it was a solid, workmanlike win, with seven out of 10 performances all over the pitch.

"There was a deflection off Luca Havern for their goal, which is an occupational hazard for any defender, but we held on at the end."

Altrincham match against Southport at the J. Davidson Stadium tomorrow kicks off at 3pm.

With Cavanagh suspended and the injured Shaun Densmore and Simon Richman both missing Saturday's trip to Kent through injury, the Robins'

small squad could be seriously stretched over the weekend programme.