Kings Crowned On A Right Royal Semi-Final Sunday!

By Sam Elliott

Well you didn’t expect National League play-off semi-final weekend to pass off smoothly, did you?

Two blockbuster matches set up a box-office Promotional Final as Notts County and Chesterfield gear up for Wembley next Saturday.

Notts defeated Boreham Wood 3-2 in the final minute of extra time, substitute Jodi Jones thrashing home to spark jubilant scenes.

They came from 2-0 down at half-time and had coach Luke William said: "We are bullet proof - 2-0 down, no problems, we come back and win the game in dramatic fashion."

County finished the regular season with 107 points but were edged out by Wrexham in the battle for automatic promotion but they are now 90 minutes away from glory themselves.

The Spireites didn’t make life easy for themselves as ten man Bromley scored nine minutes into injury time to force another 30 minutes.

But Liam Mandeville's fierce strike settled it and the 2nd vs 3rd finale will light up the capital next weekend.

Then on Sunday come the National League North and South finals.

Oxford City will play host to St Albans City for promotion as the runners up couldn’t get over the line.

Zac McEachran gave Oxford the lead against Worthing with a wonderful strike from the edge of the box before Alfie Potter made it safe.

They face the Saints who stunned Dartford on penalties in the other semi-final on a tense afternoon.

Brackley Town will play Kidderminster Harriers for a National League place after the North final was confirmed.

It was a day to forget for second place King’s Lynn Town after the stunning 4-1 Harriers win at the Walks.

Ashley Hemmings, Amari Morgan-Smith, Shane Byrne and Zak Brown earned the incredible victory.

It wasn’t to be Chester’s day despite a great season and Brackley won 1-0 at the Deva Stadium, George Carline’s winner means they’re one home victory away from ending their play-off hoodoo.

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