BILLINGE produced their result of the season so far when they beat Altrincham Reserves 2-1 at Barrows Farm on Saturday.

High-flying Altrincham came into the game on the back of 10 straight victories but on the day came up against a resilient Storks who thoroughly deserved the three points.

The win was made more sweeter as Billinge were down on numbers with some influential players missing through injury and suspension.

Alty went ahead when no Billinge player picked up their captain and ex-Manchester United starlet Rhain Davis, who finished well from eight yards.

In the 15th minute a strong run from Marios Avraam saw him brought down in the box by The Robins' keeper Liam Blackburn for a penalty.

Rob Lamont stepped up to send Blackburn the wrong way and make it 1-1.

On 18 minutes The Storks were almost ahead but this time Blackburn denied Lamont with an excellent save.

Lewis then went close for the visitors with a long-range shot before Avraam got on the end of a Lewis Jones free-kick, turned brilliantly and hit a fine effort from the edge of the area that Blackburn saved with his feet,

Lewis was having a fine game for Altrincham bringing a quality save out of Halliday and then firing over the bar moments later.

The final ten minutes of the half became scrappy with referee Jack Lambert flourishing his yellow card with relish as the teams went in level.The Storks started the new half strongly as captain Zak Riley – who was outstanding in defence – was denied by Blackburn and then Lamont went close a moment later.

On 49 minutes Billinge scored the winner.

A free-kick was cleared only as far as Richie Allen, who hooked the ball back into the box, Lamont flicked it on, Riley knocked it over the advancing Blackburn, Luke Sowerby somehow got back to hook it off the line but it went straight to Lamont who knocked it home.

On 55 minutes it was almost three as Allen went close after good work from Avraam and then four minutes later James Dagnall fed Avraam who got his shot off only for it to be smothered by Blackburn.

On 65 minutes Harvey Lambert blasted over for Billinge when you'd expect him to do better.

This seemed to be a wake-up call for the visitors as Dontai Gabbidon - who was outstanding all game - hit the Billinge post twice in three minutes.

Billinge responded well with a great move involving Lamont and Lambert that put through Avraam who finished neatly only to be flagged offside.

On 82 minutes Lamont was denied his hat-trick by good Robins' defending while at the other end Halliday gathered a dangerous corner from Gabbidon.

The Storks then saw out the game with the aid of some good possession football and one magnificent moment of defending.

That came in the 90th minute when two great saves by Halliday and two blocks on the line by The Storks' defenders saw the ball somehow stay out of the net giving the home side all three points.