Altrincham steamrollered AFC Telford United on Tuesday night, sweeping aside the Shropshire side with a magical display of attacking football on a night when the memory of Jordan Sinnott was honoured by two minutes of applause, one before the game and one during it.

It was the Robins’ first home fixture since their former player tragically died after being attacked on a night out in Retford on January 25.

Assistant Manager Neil Sorvel purred over the superb Alty display: “Some of our attacking play was really exciting to watch and I told the players at the end of the game that I really enjoyed the performance.

“We have been on a good run since we went to Chester in the FA Cup in September and we need to keep our foot on the pedal now until the end of the season.”

The first half was a real ding-dong affair with the woodwork being hit twice by each side, but Phil Parkinson’s men took a two-goal advantage into the half-time break, courtesy of goals from Jordan Hulme and Josh Hancock.

Hulme  finished exquisitely after being put clear by a wonderful through ball from debutant Dan Mooney, who had signed from Fleetwood Town for an undisclosed fee earlier in the day, whilst Hancock curled a delightful effort into the far corner after Jake Moult had seen his shot rebound off the post.

It was the same scoring combination early in the second period as Hancock waltzed through the Bucks’ defence to make it 3-0 just 12 seconds after the restart and Hulme made it four before the 50th minute.

An error from Shaun Densmore allowed Marcus Dinanga to finish clinically for the visitors within a minute, before former Alty loanee, Brendon Daniels calmly sent Tony Thompson the wrong way with a 61st minute penalty.

Any jitters that the Robins may have been experiencing at 4-2 were soothed by Moult’s 67th minute goal and that was that in a richly entertaining encounter.

Altrincham are at home again on Saturday against Kettering Town with a 3pm kick-off at the J.Davidson Stadium.