County scored three without reply for the first time this season as they overcame bottom-club Altrincham to move up to seventh place prior to the Christmas break.
Goals from Danny Lloyd, Jimmy Ball and Sam Minhan secured the win as 4000 supporters packed into Edgeley Park. And with County now 3 points of the play-off positions, moral will be high ahead of a crucial double-header against Harrogate over Christmas.
FULL-TIME: County 3 (Lloyd, 25; Ball, 77; Minihan, 90), Altrincham 0.
Team: Hinchliffe, Minihan, Duxbury, Montrose, Clarke (Capt.), Smalley, Felix (Ross, 55), Stopforth, Odejayi (Amis, 75), Ball (Meppen-Walters, 81), Lloyd.
Unused Subs: Ormson, Marsden.
Booked: Minihan, Clarke.
Sponsors Man of the Match: Montrose.