A Helpful Guide To The End Of Season Play-Off Schedule

By Sam Elliott

We don't know the top seven make-up in any of the three divisions yet but one thing we do know is that the play-offs are fast creeping up on us!

This season there’s a new format to them, so we’re here to help you make sure you know what’s ahead of us in May.

This year, the promotion positions have been extended to the top seven - with the champions going up automatically.

In all three leagues, the remaining six fight it out for one final slot with two eliminator matches take place before the semi-finals.

It’s sure to add even more excitement and drama and keep more clubs involved in the shake up for longer.

Although subject to change because of television, here are the dates for your diary as we build up to the play-offs and of course the Promotion Final.

The Vanarama National League:

Wednesday 2nd May 2018
Elimination Round - Match A - 5th place vs 6th place

Thursday 3rd May 2018
Elimination Round - Match B - 4th place vs 7th Place

Saturday 5th May 2018

Semi Final - 2nd place vs winner of Match A
Sunday 6th May 2018

Semi Final- 3rd place vs winner of Match B

Saturday 12th May 2018
Promotion Final - Wembley Stadium

The Vanarama National League North:

Wednesday 2nd May 2018

Elimination Round - Match A - 5th place vs 6th place
Elimination Round - Match B - 4th place vs 7th Place

Sunday 6th May 2018
Semi Final - 2nd place vs winner of Match A
Semi Final - 3rd place vs winner of Match B

Sunday 13th May 2018
Promotion Final


The Vanarama National League South:

Wednesday 2nd May 2018
Elimination Round - Match A - 5th place vs 6th place
Elimination Round - Match B - 4th place vs 7th Place

Sunday 6th May 2018
Semi Final - 2nd place vs winner of Match A
Semi Final - 3rd place vs winner of Match B

Sunday 13th May 2018

Promotion Final

*all dates are subject to change

Where next?

Keeping Collier! Chippenham Boss Mark Signs On For More Mark Collier has been rewarded for Chippenham Town’s smooth first season in the National League South with a new two-year contract.
Braintree Pulling Out All The Stops In Play-Off Hunt Brad Quinton hopes his Braintree Town players can repay the club’s faith shown in them ahead of Saturday’s big game against Truro City.

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Vanarama National League North
Vanarama National League South