YORK City will face National League North’s most-potent striking duo when they visit Altrincham tomorrow.

The Robins boast the division’s leading marksman in Jordan Hulme, who has netted 11 times in the league this term, as well as hitting the target twice in the FA Cup.

Hulme’s former Salford City team-mate - right-winger John Johnson - has also contributed eight league strikes this season, placing the pair two ahead of their nearest rivals for the division’s deadliest duo - Spennymoor’s Glen Taylor and Mark Anderson, who have notched ten and seven times respectively.

Last month’s 3-0 defeat for the Minstermen at Spennymoor saw Taylor score twice and the visitors’ hopes for a positive result at Moss Lane could rely on keeping a Robins’ side at the bay, who have plundered 19 goals and conceded just three during five consecutive home victories.

Alfreton (3-1), Ashton United (3-0) and Nuneaton (4-0) have all been seen off during that time in the league, although Phil Parkinson’s men are still to see anybody off in this term’s bottom seven in front of their own fans.

FA Cup visitors Whitley Bay (5-0) and Bradford Park Avenue (4-2) have also been sent packing since Alty last failed to defeat a visiting team.

The eighth-placed Greater Manchester outfit’s overall tally off 33 league goals is only bettered, meanwhile, by Kidderminster, who have managed two more but have played a game extra.

At the other end of the pitch, though, Alty have shipped 24 goals, which is the second-worst tally outside the bottom six, aside from Chester, who have conceded one more.

The Robins face City, having taken 13 points from a possible 15, although they have lost 2-0 to league neighbours Stockport in the Cup during that sequence.

As the division’s form team, Alty have moved to a position just two points outside the play-off zone and are six points behind leaders Bradford Park Avenue with a game in hand.

Former Bury midfielder Max Harrop is missing, however, for tomorrow’s match having been shown his fifth yellow card of the season against Chester, earning him a one-match ban.

One-time Salford striker James Poole is not expected to recover from a hamstring problem either, joining midfielder Sean Williams (broken metatarsal) on the sidelines.

Former Nantwich boss Phil Parkinson – a sports science lecturer - will be manging a team against the Minstermen for the first time, having guided the Robins to the Evo-Stik Northern League title in his first full season last term.