Boreham Wood Say Goodbye As Halifax Seal Play-Off Spot

By Sam Elliott

It is a sad goodbye to Boreham Wood as FC Halifax stylishly took the final play-off spot on a fast-paced final day of the Vanarama National League season.

A 0-0 draw with relegation rivals Ebbsfleet United ended their nine-year stay and with manager Luke Garrard stepping down, it was an emotional day at Meadow Park and he admitted: “I’m absolutely devastated.”

Fleet stay up after the stalemate and so do Woking, who beat AFC Fylde 3-0 with goals from Tunji Akinola either side of half time easing their nerves.

Wealdstone escape - Mason Barrett ensured they’ll be back next year after a fine 3-2 win at Oldham Athletic, who ended the campaign without a win in ten matches.

York City finish one place above the drop-zone after Jack Stevens eventually found the breakthrough for Solihull Moors and they have home advantage in the play-off Eliminators next week.

Altrincham will also play in front of their fans - Regan Linney’s first half goal enough to beat Oxford City and secure fourth place.

Gateshead defeated Bromley with a fine comeback win but it wasn’t enough for a top five finish.

There was a survival story to tell in the National League North and it’s Farsley Celtic who stay up as Blyth Spartans sink after a day of mixed emotions.

Tom Allan and Isaac Assenso gave the Celts the victory that hauls Blyth under, their 5-1 defeat to Brackley Town bringing to an end their stay. The win makes certain of the Saints top three finish.

It’s Boston United and Curzon Ashton celebrating at the other end, they both make the play-offs after South Shields and Spennymoor both miss out - despite winning their matches.

In the National League South it was all about the play-off spots.

Hampton & RB miss out after they were thrashed 5-1 at Maidstone United and Aveley got the better of Bath City. Farnborough fall just short despite doing their bit in Weymouth.

Chelmsford City and Worthing skip the play-off Eliminators with a two three finish and head straight for the semi-finals.

Where next?

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