ALTRINCHAM'S management staff have said that they will head to Bootham Crescent on Saturday with "every confidence" of securing a victory over York City.

The two clubs face off in the Vanarama National League North play-off semi-finals at the weekend after Altrincham confirmed their spot in the final four after a 3-2 win over Chester at Moss Lane.

The Robins were 3-0 ahead after less than an hour, with former York forward Elliott Durrell scoring twice for the hosts.

Ten-man Chester rallied to score to twice thereafter but Altrincham held up to set up a fourth clash with York this season.

In the previous two meetings, Altrincham have secured 1-0 wins at Bootham Crescent, knocking York out of the FA Cup and the FA Trophy back in November.

And assistant manager Neil Sorvell says that his side will be brimming with confidence going into the fixture.

"We've got a good record against them," he told Alty TV.

"But they'll be totally different opposition and totally different shape in terms of how they play.

"They've got a lot of experienced players there and an experienced management staff.

"It's been a good game up there against them.

"It's a nice place to go and play.

"We've done well there in the past, so we go in there with every confidence."

Manager Phil Parkinson echoed his assistant's sentiments, adding: "We've got a good record (against York), so we're looking forward to the game.

"If we would have been in this position at the start of the season, where we had to win three games to go up, we'd have taken it wouldn't we?

"That's one out of the way and hopefully we can tackle the next two.