National League play-offs 2022: Fixtures, dates & teams in the picture

Jude Summerfield
Wrexham are in the hunt for promotion
Wrexham are in the hunt for promotion / OLI SCARFF/GettyImages
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The National League is done and dusted for another year, so it's time for the play-offs.

For some teams, it represents their best chance of reaching the English Football League, while others will be looking to join England's fifth tier from lower divisions.

Here's what you need to know the National League play-offs for 2022.


How does promotion and relegation work in National League?

Three teams will be relegated from the National League this season, with four teams promoted into it to preserve the number of sides (24) in the division.

Only one team each will be relegated from National Leagues North and South. For the 2022/23 season, those two divisions will be played with 24 teams rather than 22.


When are the 2022 National League play-offs?

National League

Quarter-final 1: Notts County vs Grimsby - Monday 23rd May (19:45)

Quarter-final 2: Halifax vs Chesterfield - Tuesday 24th May (19:45)

Semi-final 1: Wrexham vs Notts County or Grimsby - Saturday 28 May (12:30)

Semi-final 2: Solihull Moors vs Halifax or Chesterfield - Sunday 29 May (12:30)

Final: TBC vs TBC - Sunday 5 June (15:00)

National League North and South

  • Wednesday May 11 - Sunday May 22

Which teams have qualified for the 2022 National League play-offs?

National League

Stockport won the league so have been promoted to League Two. Wrexham and Solihul Moors have qualified for the play-off semi-finals, and Halifax, Notts County, Grimsby and Chesterfield have reached the quarter-finals.

Final National League table

  • 1) Stockport, P44, 94pts
  • 2) Wrexham, P44, 88pts
  • 3) Solihull Moors, P44, 87pts
  • 4) Halifax, P44, 84pts
  • 5) Notts County, P44, 82pts
  • 6) Grimsby, P44, 77pts
  • 7) Chesterfield, P44, 74pts
  • 8) Dagenham & Redbridge, P44, 73pts
  • 9) Boreham Wood, P44, 67pts

National League North

The team that wins the National League North title will be promoted to the National League. Second and third place qualify for the play-off semi-finals, and fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh reach the quarter-finals.

National League North table

  • 1) Gateshead, P42, 94pts - Promoted to National League
  • 2) Brackley Town, P42, 87pts - National League North play-off semi-finals
  • 3) Fylde, P42, 80pts - National League North play-off semi-finals
  • 4) Kidderminster, P42, 74pts - National League North play-off quarter-finals
  • 5) York, P42, 66pts - National League North play-off quarter-finals
  • 6) Chorley, P42, 65pts - National League North play-off quarter-finals
  • 7) Boston United, P42, 63pts - National League North play-off quarter-finals

National League North confirmed play-offs

Quarter-finals

  • York 2-1 Chorley
  • Kidderminster 1-2 Boston

Semi-finals

  • Brackley Town 0-1 York
  • Fylde 0-2 Boston United

Final

  • York vs Boston United (15:00) - 21/05/22

National League South

The team that wins the National League South title will be promoted to the National League. Second and third place qualify for the play-off semi-finals, and fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh reach the quarter-finals.

National League South table

  • 1) Maidstone United, P40, 87pts - Promoted to National League
  • 2) Dorking Wanderers, P40, 81pts - National League South play-off semi-finals
  • 3) Ebbsfleet United, P40, 76pts - National League South play-off semi-finals
  • 4) Dartford, P40, 74pts - National League South play-off quarter-finals
  • 5) Oxford City, P40, 69pts - National League South play-off quarter-finals
  • 6) Eastbourne Borough, P40, 60pts - National League South play-off quarter-finals
  • 7) Chippenham Town, P40, 59pts - National League South play-off quarter-finals

National League South confirmed play-offs

Quarter-finals

  • Oxford City 2-0 Eastbourne Borough
  • Dartford 0-0 Chippenham Town (2-3 on pens)

Semi-finals

  • Dorking Wanderers 3-0 Oxford City
  • Ebbsfleet United 1-0 Chippenham Town

Final

  • Dorking Wanderers vs Ebbsfleet United (15:00) - 21/05/22

How to watch the 2022 National League play-offs

BT Sport has exclusive rights to the National League and will broadcast the play-offs. BT has provided exclusive coverage of England's fifth tier since 2013.


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