ALTRINCHAM secured their first home win of the season with a comfortable 5-0 victory over Whitley Bay from the Northern League in the FA Cup second qualifying round.

Their task was made easier when the Seahorses' Ibraham Hassan was sent off for a last-ditch foul shortly before half time.

Max Harrop was brought down by Hassan as he advanced on goal and the Bay number eight was shown a straight red card.

Before that, Altrincham had taken the lead in the 28th minute when Simon Richman and Jake Moult combined to feed leading scorer Jordan Hulme and he slipped the ball past the advancing Bay goalkeeper Tom Flynn.

But the hosts were unable to add to their lead before the interval despite earning a penalty in added time before the break.

Hulme was upended by the visitors' goalkeeper but John Johnston's spot-kick came back off the post and was gathered by the prostrate number one.

Ten men against 11 proved too much for the visitors in a one-sided second half in which they failed to trouble Alty keeper Elliot Wynne.

Altrincham's second goal arrived in the 55th minute when Moult scored from close range.

And it was from the captain's goalbound header, which was beaten out, that Alty made it 3-0 11 minutes later, centre-back Tom Hannigan the scorer at the back post.

A brace from substitute Tom Peers wrapped up the scoring.

His first was a comfortable finish from a James Poole feed in the 74th minute.

And, 10 minutes later, he netted a fine goal with a first-time lob over the keeper from the left of goal.

Altrincham return to league action on Saturday with a trip to promotion aspirants Kidderminster Harriers, whose Aggborough Stadium has proved an unhappy hunting ground on numerous occasions over the last 15 years.

ALTRINCHAM: Wynne, Richman, White, Jones, Hannigan, Moult, Johnston, Williams, Hulme, Harrop, 1Hancock. Subs: Dale, Peers, Goulding, Poole, J Thompson, Hampson, T Thompson.