It’s Joy For Woking And For Chorley In Promotion Finals

By Sam Elliott

The second placed sides won the day as Chorley and Woking earned promotion into the National League.

Both runners-up edged through as the home sides got the job done on an afternoon of drama.

The National League South Promotion Final went the way of Woking as Alan Dowson kept his promotion promise to the fans.

The Cards go back up at the first time of asking after suffering the heartbreak of relegation just 12 months ago.

Armani Little’s stunning free-kick was enough to put Welling United to the sword - a third play-off final defeat for their unlucky manager Steve King.

It was just as nerve-wracking at Victory Park and it went all the way.

The game ended 0-0 after 90 minutes and the entertainment was soon about to get started.

Scott Leather put Chorley in front but as the second half of extra time approached reliable Glen Taylor fired low to level it up.

It was to be decided on penalty kicks and despite missing their first two, the Magpies took the glory.

Spennymoor’s Andrew Johnson’s spot kick was saved at it’s Jamie Vermiglio’s team who go up after an incredible season.

Where next?

Challinor: Play-Off Defeat Nothing But A Bump In The Road Dave Challinor says his AFC Fylde players have to use their Promotion Final experience as a learning curve.
Super Salford Shine As They Blow Fylde Away At Wembley Salford City secured their place in the Football League with a ruthless display at Wembley in the Vanarama National League Promotion Final.

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