ALTRINCHAM produced another fine second-half showing to win 3-0 at home against York City to lift themselves into the National League North play-off places.

With midfielder Max Harrop suspended, Simon Richman's inclusion was the only change to Alty's line-up from the impressive win at Chester the previous weekend.

Out-of-form York had not won any of their previous four league games but they saw their fair share of the ball in the first half without seriously threatening to score.

Alty likewise put together some good moves without unduly troubling the York goalkeeper, Adam Bartlett, in a goalless first half.

After the break, Altrincham dominated the opening stages and took a deserved 57th-minute lead.

Left-winger Owen Dale had made progress on the left before York's Joe Davis failed to clear the ball and Josh Hancock pounced to hook the ball into the net.

York were kept on the back foot before belatedly getting forward, without causing the Alty backline too much concern.

With their supporters growing restless, York's last resort was to throw on burly 37-year-old ex-Football League striker Jon Parkin but he had no impact.

Indeed, 10 minutes after Parkin's arrival, an Alty corner was cleared to Jake Moult and the Robins captain lashed a low shot past Bartlett from the edge of the box.

It was to get even worse for York as the game went into added time when Hancock netted his side's third goal from a Jordan Hulme feed.

This Saturday sees Alty enter the FA Trophy with a home tie against league leaders Bradford (Park Avenue) who they have already beaten twice this season.

ALTRINCHAM: Thompson, White, Hampson, Jones, Hannigan, Moult, Johnston, Richman, Hulme, Hancock, Dale. Subs: Mantack, Scott, Langley, Densmore, Wynne.