ALTRINCHAM will arrive at York City as National League North’s top goalscorers on the road.

The Robins have rattled in 34 away goals this term, which is one more than second-placed Chorley have mustered, who have played one more game on their travels than Phil Parkinson’s men.

But goals have been a common occurrence at both ends of the pitch during seventh-placed Alty’s 2018/19 league trips, with a total of 28 conceded representing the seventh-highest tally in the division.

The Moss Lane outfit have also kept just two clean sheets in 17 away contests this season with the 6-0 success at Curzon Ashton in their last fixture on the road becoming their first since visiting Darlington back in August.

Nevertheless, a return of eight triumphs on their travels is still only bettered by top-three sides Stockport and Spennymoor.

Altrincham are the league’s second leading marksman overall, meanwhile, with 64 goals placing them just two behind Chorley.

The Cheshire team have plundered four or more goals in seven separate matches this term, including one 6-0 success and a 5-0 thrashing.

Ex-Telford and Salford winger Josh Hancock is the Robins’ top scorer this season with 15 goals, although he is embroiled in a tight three-way fight for the club’s golden boot with two other players in double figures.

Former Salford pair Jordan Hulme and John Johnston have hit the target 14 and 13 times respectively.

Winger Johnson has netted in each of the last three games and is the only Alty player to have achieved that feat during the current campaign.

Hulme, meanwhile, has found himself on the bench for the last two games after serving a four-match suspension and he is now without a goal since January 5.

In his absence, 20-year-old, on-loan Wigan Athletic forward Joe Piggott has stepped up to the plate, scoring four times in the last three games, including a hat-trick against Curzon.

The visitors will continue to be without four injured players, though, with centre-back Ben Harrison (knee), striker Matthew Chadwick (whiplash from a car crash), attacker James Poole (hamstring) and keeper Steven Drench (knee) all sidelined.

Parkinson’s team will also arrive in North Yorkshire having only dropped out of the top seven for four days at the turn of the year since defeating the Minstermen 3-0 back in mid-November.

The Robins are currently three points ahead of eighth-placed Kidderminster and just one behind Brackley in fourth, although inconsistency over the last three months has all but extinguished any hopes of automatic promotion.

Alty have only win five of their last 15 fixtures, whilst also drawing four and losing six contests during that period. The away team are, however, bidding to win three consecutive away games on the trot for the first time this season, having defeated Curzon Ashton (6-0) and FC United of Manchester (2-1) on their last two trips.

Alty’s match against the Minstermen is the first of five fixtures from their next six contests that sees them tackle sides from the top half of the table, with Brackley, Kidderminster, Telford and Chorley all to follow.