WEALDSTONE boss David Noble saluted his side's 'professional performance' after they booked their place in the FA Trophy quarter-finals with a 4-0 win at Hendon.

A brace from Tarryn Allarakhia along with goals from Alex Dyer and Aaron Henry secured the Stones' win against their local rivals at Silver Jubilee Park - with the tie switched after earlier postponements at Grosvenor Vale.

Noble claimed his first win as Stones boss and his side will host Solihull Moors on Saturday March 9, for a place in the semi-finals.

Noble told the Wealdstone FC website: "It was a really professional performance.

"We knew it wasn't going to be an easy place to come - last 16 of the Trophy and local rivals on top of that as well.

"To score four goals and get a clean sheet was really pleasing.

"The energy and the intensity started from the first whistle and the boys really set the tone for the game.

"First 20 minutes, 2-0 up, started superbly. Fair play to Hendon, they came back into it last 15 minutes of the first half and were looking a threat.

"We know that 2-0 is a dangerous scoreline - it's a bit of a cliche but it's a true one.

"The next goal is vital and for us to come out with the same intensity in the second half and score another two goals was really, really pleasing."

Wealdstone return to National League action when they travel to Woking on Saturday (3pm), having lost 4-2 at home to Gateshead last weekend.

Noble added: "We've not been on the best run of form and winning breeds winning.

"I want to start putting some points on the board."

Southern League Premier South Hendon left themselves with a mountain to climb against higher-league opponents after conceding twice in the opening 20 minutes.

Wealdstone scored twice more after the break to seal victory but despite the result, Hendon boss Lee Allinson said he was proud of his side.

He told the clubwebsite: "We've had six games in this competition, five wins and one loss that's knocked us out.

"I thought the change of pitch might have helped them, as they're a very, very good footballing side.

"We never laid down and that's all I can ask from the boys.

"We're playing a team two leagues higher than us and we gave it a great shot - it just wasn't to be."

Hendon are next in action on Saturday when they travel to play Dorchester Town.