Altrincham chairman Graham Rowley and secretary Derek Wilshaw collected the club's first Northern Premier League Club of the Month accolade of the season before their Tuesday night heartbreak in the Buildbase FA Trophy.
The smiling Robins stalwarts are pictured being presented with October's top flight award at Moss Lane by EVO-STIK League chairman Mark Harris before Warrington Town turned around a 1-0 deficit in the first round replay with two late goals to progress in Non-League's showpiece cup competition as 2-1 winners.
Named alongside Corby Town in EVO-STIK League South and EVO-STIK League North Hyde United as one of October's three winners of the monthly performance accolades, the league leaders pipped FA Cup giant-killers Shaw Lane to the award on the back of their unbeaten record in October.
Under the guidance of manager Phil Parkinson at the J Davidson Stadium, the Robins romped to four wins and two draws from six league outings to top the table as well as progressing in both the Integro League Cup and Buildbase FA Trophy with victories over Ashton United and Clitheroe respectively.
Like all winners, all three clubs have been presented with an engraved glass memento to mark their success and a bottle of spirits to celebrate with.