NEIL Sorvel called for an even more ruthless approach from Altrincham’s players after they blitzed Whitley Bay 5-0 in a one-sided start to their FA Cup campaign at The J.Davidson Stadium on Saturday.

Leading 1-0 at half time, after a coolly-taken goal from fit-again striker Jordan Hulme, Alty swarmed all over their outclassed Northern League opponents in the second half and increased their tally through skipper Jake Moult, Tom Hannigan and a double from substitute Tom Peers.

Peers’ second, lifted expertly over the advancing keeper from the edge of the area, was nominated goal of the round by one national newspaper and helped earn Alty a third qualifying round tie at home to Bradford Park Avenue a week on Saturday.

But Sorvel acknowledged they could have been nudging double figures with greater care in front of goal.

"It was comfortable in the end, and a professional performance overall, but I still think our conversion rate needs to be a bit better,’ said Alty’s assistant manager.

"Once Jordan made the breakthrough we always looked like running away with it and it probably got a bit too easy in the second half.

"That was down to the lads moving the ball so well and creating numerous opportunities and it was good to see us hit five, even if it could have been more.

"We wondered how Jordan would go after two weeks out and not training but he was such a threat and caused them real problems.

"I was pleased for Tom, too. It was tough leaving him out after he scored and had a decent game at Bradford, but that was the perfect response."

Alty return to league action at promotion contenders Kidderminster on Saturday, and Sorvel added: ‘We had them watched at Chester the other night, and they are a footballing side, like us, so it should be a really good game.

"They are full time and well organised, so we are going to have to put a good shift in and show our quality to get something out of it.

"We just need to strive for more consistency."