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Concord Rangers ineligible to compete in National League South playoffs

Concord Rangers have been told that they are ineligible to compete in this year’s National League South playoffs.

It comes as they failed to meet ground grading requirements, that was to provide 500 covered seats, and because of this, now only five clubs will be taking part in the playoffs.

Whoever finishes 4th will now go straight into the semi finals. Check out how it will work below…

Wednesday 1st May 2019
Eliminator – Match A – 5th place vs 6th place

Sunday 5th May 2019
Semi Final – 2nd place vs winner of Match A
Semi Final – 3rd place vs 4th place

Sunday 12th May 2019
Promotion Final


“The National league have confirmed that we are not permitted too compete in this years play off games despite us giving full reassurance that we would have the additional seating required in place for the new season.

“The league inserted a new rule regarding the 500 seating giving clubs 2 years to have them in place, but unfortunately this still conflicts with the play off rule they have in place, I believe they need to review this further, as again like last year they have put themselves in an embarrassing position as they have also removed the rule where they can promote the next team below into the play off competition .

“Following my discussions with the league they had 3 options and decided to take the option below One team will now receive a bye to the next round of the play offs Although this is very disappointing for everyone involved at the club we should be extremely proud of what Sammy Jack Darren Dan and all the team and staff have achieved this season with virtually a totally new squad Our objectives were to maybe gain a top ten finish, So the fact we have stayed in that position and above has been a fantastic accomplishment.

“We can now concentrate on plans for next season and set our sights on some new targets objectives both on and off the field.”


Following the rather surprising news, the non league community took to social media to reveal their shock, with some thinking it was harsh – check out what they tweeted on the next page.


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