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Who Will Be Joining The National League

Posted by Finlay Cowperthwaite
Posted on Fri 26 Apr 2019
Posted in First Team

With Halifax having secured a place for next season’s National League season, let’s look at who is likely to be joining them from League 2 and the National League North and South.

With one game to go, the National League North title race is as tight as ever, as Stockport County lead the pack on 79 points, however Chorley are close behind on 78 but with a slightly better goal difference. County travel to Nuneaton for the final match of the season, knowing that a win will secure them promotion to the National League.

Chorley host play-off hopefuls Bradford Park Avenue and will be hoping to do all they can to win the title and gain automatic promotion, with a win almost certainly needed to stay in with a chance.

As for the play-offs, Chorley and Brackley currently sit in the top two positions, meaning they would automatically proceed to the semi-finals, whilst Spennymoor, Altrincham, Blyth Spartans and Bradford Park Avenue would compete in the first round. There is still a chance for AFC Telford to replace either Blyth or Bradford P A if they can get a positive result at York and hope other results go in their favour.

In the National League South, Torquay are confirmed winners and will be automatically promoted to the National League next season. In the play-offs it is still wide open with Woking and Welling having confirmed semi-final spots, while Chelmsford and Bath City will be in the first round. 6 teams are then fighting it out for the final two spots, with Concord Rangers and Billericay Town currently occupying them.

In League 2, the relegation fight looks like it could go down to the final day with two games remaining and just two points in it. Yeovil and Notts County currently sit in the bottom two places, with Macclesfield two points clear of them. Cambridge, who sit above Macclesfield are now safe despite losing on Monday.

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