Phil Parkinson believes Altrincham have finally found their cutting edge after they registered their first Vanarama National League win of the season with a 1-0 victory at Dover on Saturday.

An 11th-minute goal from recent signing Fisayo Adarabioyo proved decisive, and though the Robins didn’t add to their tally, Parkinson saw enough to be convinced they are clicking into gear as an attacking force.

"I was really pleased to see us looking more of a threat, because I was a bit concerned we hadn’t been doing that," said the Alty manager after their first top-flight win since April 2015.

"Fisayo scored a really good goal and produced some outstanding hold-up play in the first half, Josh Hancock had probably his best game since stepping up to this level and I thought Dan Mooney and Matty Kosylo were a real threat.

"So, all in all, the front lads looked really menacing, which was good to see. They took on instructions to get to that level, and credit to (assistant-manager) Neil Sorvel for doing some great work with them in that regard."

Alty have had a testing time on the road, with five successive away games in the league and FA Cup, and keeper Tony Thompson again emerged as a key figure, as they held on to their lead and secured their second clean sheet of the season.

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"People pick up on the smallest mistakes with Tony, so it’s only right he is praised heavily when he makes fantastic saves like he has done in the last two games," said Parkinson, whose side are away again at Wealdstone on Saturday before hosting Solihull Moors next Wednesday evening.

‘He is a very good keeper, and we are lucky to have him. Much as we were on the front foot and played some really good football on a difficult surface, we also showed we can dig in and mix it when need be.

"We were resolute when we had to be, and I was delighted with the contribution of everyone, from the players to the board, who made sure we prepared properly by paying for an overnight stay. It was a great effort by everyone."

Defender Toby Mullarkey faces a month out with a small stress fracture of his ankle, and Alty are awaiting a scan on an injury to midfielder Sean Williams, though fellow-midfielder Simon Richman could be available within the next fortnight.