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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