ALTRINCHAM plumbed the depths, before scaling the heights, inside four topsy-turvy days.

Lee Sinnott’s players responded to a woeful performance in the 2-0 defeat at bottom of the table Solihull on Saturday, to destroy fifth place Colwyn Bay with their finest display of clinical finishing for many years on Tuesday evening.

The Altrincham manager was in ebullient mood after the Robins scored half a dozen times in North Wales, against a team that had started the game with an impressive record of having conceded just seven goals in nine games.

”We were unrecognisable from Saturday, when there were no positives at all in what was definitely our worst performance of the season. Tonight, the finishing was absolutely clinical and Damian Reeves’ second goal was one of the best finishes I have seen from him in a long, long time.”

Reeves now has eight goals in 10 appearances this season and his ruthless strike, from a superb feed from Nicky Clee, was all important, as the home side had just pegged Altrincham back to 2-1 and the Alty supporters were beginning to wonder if their team was going to throw away yet another two goal advantage.

“That victory was for the travelling fans as much as anybody. It has been so frustrating to get ourselves into a number of winning positions, but then fail to finish teams off and we should have won our first game away from home long before tonight.

“There were plenty of good things about the performance, but I was particularly pleased with the way Matt Fearon lit the touch paper for us from the first minute, with a really positive display.”

Fearon is captain of the youth team and was making his full debut, having come on as a substitute for the injured Chris Lynch at Solihull.

Altrincham return to Moss Lane on Saturday, when Nuneaton Town are the visitors in a Blue Square Bet North fixture. Kick-off is at 3pm.