Hartlepool United will face Torquay United in next weekend’s National League play-off final.
Dave Challinor’s side were 1-0 winners at Stockport County in today’s semi-final.
Rhys Oates struck the decisive goal for Pools with 15 minutes to go at Edgeley Park.
The 26-year-old spent time on loan with County from Barnsley back in 2014.
It means Hartlepool will take on Gary Johnson’s Torquay United at Ashton Gate next Sunday for a place in the EFL.