PHIL Parkinson was beaming with pride after seeing Curzon Ashton hit for six by Altrincham’s most spectacular performance for years at the Tameside Stadium on Saturday.

The Alty boss boldly declared his players were on the right track, despite losing 2-0 at home to Spennymoor the previous Tuesday night, and no one was questioning him after Joe Piggott bagged a hat-trick and John Johnston, Yusifu Ceesay and Sean Williams added further goals in a 6-0 rout.

It was their biggest win since Hinckley United were beaten by the same margin in April 2013, and Parkinson said: "I certainly saw this coming because we have promoted a particular brand of football since taking over, and I firmly believe in what we are doing.

"Even so, it is good to see the fruits of your labour. It’s great when the things you believe in pay off like that, and it is a fantastic day for Altrincham Football Club to score that many.

"Joe was on fire and thoroughly deserved his hat-trick, and it was pleasing to see him and Yusifu, who have both been brought in on loan, shine like they did.

"I told them both that when they come from professional clubs they need to stand out, not be run-of-the-mill and they showed they have the drive and desire to do that.

"I thought John Johnston was electric. He was up against a very good full-back but tore him to pieces.

"I’m on his case at times, because he should be doing that every week, but I stick by him and you can see the rewards when you do that."

Jordan Hulme is available after suspension, as Alty face Chester on Saturday and Blyth Spartans on Tuesday night, both at The J.Davidson Stadium.

"Jordan is a massive player for this club, one we’ve built a team around, but it’s clear we have some interesting decisions to make, heading into Saturday," added Parkinson.

"It’s good to have lads coming back from injury and suspension, but we are going to have to think long and hard about whether we change a team who have just won so emphatically."