COLOSSAL ROBINS GIVE YORK THE BOOT
The Non-League Football Paper|July 26, 2020
COLOSSAL ROBINS GIVE YORK THE BOOT
A FRUSTRATING season for York ended with one final kick in the teeth as the Minstermen were soundly beaten by Altrincham in what may be the final match at Bootham Crescent.
CHRIS DUNLAVY

Goals from Josh Hancock and substitute Tom Peers propelled the visitors to a hard-fought victory and seized a place in the final.

“To come here and get the result is colossal,” said Alty boss Phil Parkinson, whose side beat Chester 3-2 in the eliminator.

“In terms of the size of the town, the budget we have and our part-time status, we’re probably the smallest team in the play-offs.

“So to be able to do what we’ve done against Chester and York is a great achievement. Now we’ve got to exploit this opportunity in one final game.”

For York, gazumped by King’s Lynn when points-per-game was used to decide final placings and forced to delay their long-awaited move to a new stadium, this was a savage blow.

“It’s a bitter pill,” admitted manager Steve Watson, who saw his side squander a host of clear-cut openings. “But I’m not going to make excuses.

“We didn’t take our chances, and that sums up why we didn’t win the league even before PPG came into play.

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