Jordon Thompson scored on his home debut as Solihull Moors put four past Altrincham on Bank Holiday Monday.
The on-loan Coventry City defender opened the scoring in the first-half, before a Shaun Densmore own goal doubled the lead just before the hour mark.
Kyle Hudlin and substitute Cameron Archer added a third and fourth, as Moors completed the double over Phil Parkinson’s side.
Solihull Moors made five changes from the team that were beaten 2-1 at Wrexham on Saturday.
In came Joe Sbarra, Callum Maycock, Jordan Piggott, Ben Usher-Shipway and Kyle Hudlin.
Adam Rooney, Stephen Gleeson, Alex Addai, Nathan Cameron and Cameron Coxe all dropped out.
The visiting side had the first effort on goal as Josh Hancock got the fortunate bounce of the ball before entering the penalty area and forcing Ryan Boot to save down low.
Moors then went close themselves as Justin Donawa drove forward with the ball into space and played it wide for Joe Sbarra, who saw the run of James Ball. The midfielder had time to pick a man inside the area and it was Kyle Hudlin who was unable to covert in the centre.
Then came a scare for the home side as Alty looked to exploit Moors’ right-hand side and Yusifu Cessay was there with a low strike that cannoned back off the inside of the post and away from danger - a warning for Mark Yates’ side.
Donawa, who netted a hat-trick on his last outing at the SportNation.bet Stadium, almost opened the scoring. It was a fantastic opportunity for Moors as Jordan Cranston delivered a quality ball that was attacked by Donawa, but unfortunately his header went wide of the mark.
Moments later, Altrincham would have been wondering how the ball stayed out of their net. Ben Usher-Shipway’s cross was again met in the middle by Donawa but Toby Mullarkey was there to deny the Bermudian on the goal-line, and got back up to thwart James Ball’s follow-up.
Donawa was looking lively and was in the thick of the action in the opening stages. Gould had to be alert to palm a low drive around the post from distance.
The visitors fancied themselves as an attacking outfit and rattled the woodwork once again as Sean Williams took aim from distance. The effort had plenty of movement in the wind and Boot could only watch as the ball cannoned back off the crossbar.
The deadlock was broken seven minutes before the interval, and it was Moors who found the breakthrough. Cranston’s corner was flicked on at the near post by Jordan Piggott to home debutant Jordon Thompson - he was on the spot, making no mistake in cushioning the ball home from six yards out.
Half-time: Solihull Moors 1-0 Altrincham
There was a slight re-shuffle for Moors at the break as Cameron Archer replaced Ben Usher-Shipway. Thompson shifted over to right-back and Ball was asked to do a job at centre back alongside Piggott.
Moors doubled their lead in peculiar fashion as the hour mark approached. Kyle Storer’s free-kick was lofted to the back post and the unfortunate Shaun Densmore diverted an unchallenged header into the back of his own net.
There were big calls for a penalty shortly after as Moors looked to put the game to bed. Sbarra did well to muscle his way through and pounced on a loose ball, only to be taken down inside the area. Referee Lewis Smith was right in the mix and had the perfect view, but waved away the claims.
However, the job wasn’t yet complete and Boot did well to be alert to produce a fantastic save and deny Alty a route back into the game. Williams the man to find the Moors stopper in fine form.
It didn’t take long for Yates’ side to get their third as Hudlin accepted a generous invitation from Matthew Gould. Receiving the ball from Sbarra, the big man slotted home with the goal gaping after the visiting ‘keeper had drifted from his line.
Adam Rooney was given the final eight minutes of action and within a matter of seconds, he almost made it four. Maycock was positive with the run forward and he spotted Rooney who, on the turn, forced Gould into a smart save.
Moors did grab a fourth to put a real gloss on the performance as substitute Archer got himself in on the act. Once again, it was Maycock with the run and pass from midfield, and Archer bent a fine effort into the far right-hand corner.
Full-time: Solihull Moors 4-0 Altrincham
Solihull Moors: Boot (GK), Cranston (Rooney 82), Storer (C), Sbarra (Hancox 72), Maycock, Piggott, Ball, Usher-Shipway (Archer 46), Donawa, Hudlin, Thompson.
Subs not used: Gleeson, Addai.
Altrincham: Gould (GK), Williams (C), Piggott (Adarabioyo 59), Hancock, Cessay, Peers, Senior, Mullarkey, Richman (Densmore 46), Hardy (Kirby 64), Zouma.
Subs: Sutton, Miller.