Phil Parkinson called for more of the same from his Altrincham players after they made it six away league wins in a row with goals from Jordan Hulme and Ben Harrison in a 2-0 victory at Stafford Rangers on Saturday.

Prolific frontrunner Hulme scored for the eighth successive time in the league early in the second half, and when Harrison added a second, Alty were well on their way to extending their unbeaten away run to 10 games. Hulme’s breakthrough came shortly after the second-half introduction of substitute Simon Richman, and Parkinson was full of praise for the experienced midfielder, as he reflected on his side’s position of strength at the top of the Evo-Stik Premier.

“Stafford are very direct, so we had to make sure we dealt with the long balls and then recycled it well,” said the Alty boss. “Si was the catalyst for that, in terms of the energy he gave us.

“He changed the game for us, and I thought we had complete control in that second half and never looked like losing it. We celebrated like we did at the end because it meant so much to us.

“We knew this was a big win for us. Any win away from home is huge, and this one keeps our unbeaten away record going.

“We are very proud of that and fiercely protective of it.”

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