Ashton United suffered their heaviest defeat of the season as their Northern Premier League, premier division campaign ended on a disappointing note.
A second-half hat-trick from FC United’s Regan Linney condemned Ashton United to a heavy home defeat in their last home league game of the season.
Ashton United were punished for an awful start at Whitby Town where they conceded both goals in the opening 10 minutes.
Manager Michael Clegg praised the battling qualities of his players as Ashton United lifted the Manchester Premier Cup for the first time since 2003.
Ashton United dealt a blow to Scarborough Athletic’s Northern Premier League, premier division play-off hopes following a goalless draw at Hurst Cross.