ALTRINCHAM jumped back into the National League North play-off places and ended a disappointing sequence of five matches without a win with a deserved 2-1 triumph at Boston United on Saturday.

The early exchanges were uneventful but, after 20 minutes, Altrincham began to get a hold on the game.

They took the lead in the 24th minute when, following good work from Max Harrop on the left, Josh Hancock fired home a low shot past Boston's goalkeeper-captain George Willis.

Ten minutes later it was 2-0 to the Robins when Jordan Hulme beat Willis with a glancing header from John Johnston's cross from the right.

But any thoughts Alty would extend their lead in the second half were unfounded as the visitors spent long spells in their own half.

Despite their possession, Boston were not able to threaten a goal until they won a penalty 10 minutes from time.

Jake Moult was ruled to have fouled an opponent and Boston's Ben Davies narrowly beat Tony Thompson's dive from the penalty spot.

Despite five added minutes, Altrincham reached the final whistle relatively comfortably. Their next game is at league leaders Chorley on Saturday.

ALTRINCHAM: Thompson, White, Hampson, Jones, Hannigan, Moult, Johnston, Richman, Hulme, Hancock, Harrop. Subs: Mantack, Williams, Poole, Densmore, Elliott.