Play-offs: All you need to know

Who is playing who, when and where? We’ve got the play-offs covered with our guide…

Aggborough Stadium

Much has been said about the new, revised format for the end-of-season lottery.

Here, we find out more about what is ahead for teams involved after this coming weekend:

What’s the new format?

New across the National League for this season is a six-team play-off challenge. No more second legs – all matches will be on a one-off basis.

The new six-team format sees Clubs finishing between 2nd and 7th place in the league table at the end of the season compete against each other to determine the second promotion place in each division, and who will claim a place in next season’s National League alongside Salford City.

With second and third place in the table between them already locked in, Harrogate Town and Brackley Town can afford to take a breather on Wednesday – they head to the semi-finals to face the winners of two ‘Eliminator’ matches that pit the teams finishing fourth to seventh together.

Who will we play?

Due to our confirmed fourth placed finish, Harriers will face Bradford Park Avenue on Wednesday night (7:45pm) at Aggborough. Avenue’s last-gasp win against the reds on the final day of the regular season saw then nip into the last play-off spot ahead of Spennymoor.

When are the games?

The structure of the playoffs is as follows…

Vanarama North Eliminators – Wednesday 2nd May

Match A – STOCKPORT COUNTY v CHORLEY – 7.45pm kick-off
Match B – HARRIERS vs BRADFORD PA – 7.45pm kick-off

Vanarama North Semi-Finals – Sunday 6th May

HARROGATE TOWN vs winner of Match A – 3pm kick-off
BRACKLEY vs winner of Match B – 3pm kick-off

Vanarama North Promotion Final – Sunday 13th May
Staged at the ground of the highest placed finalist club – 3pm kick-off

All dates and kick-off time are subject to change.

When are tickets for our game on sale?

General sale for the Eliminator match will begin online from 9am on Sunday, 29th April, and then from the Aggborough ticket office from 11am to 1pm on the same day. Tickets will then be available during normal office hours up to kick-off on Wednesday night.

All supporters will need a ticket to enter the ground. While advance purchase of tickets is not strictly compulsory, it is recommended to avoid lengthy queues on the night of the match itself.

Is there hospitality for the play-offs?

Only a very limited amount! Thanks to your great support, the Restaurant and all Executive Boxes are sold out. However, do you fancy entertaining some guests? There’s one single Executive package left for the game, in our Ray Mercer Suite, which includes pre-match food for up to 12 people, programmes and parking plus more. Interested? Book up today with Helen on 01562 823 931.

Don’t forget…

Where scores are level after 90 minutes play the winners shall be decided following two periods of 15 minutes extra time and penalties if required.


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