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List of promotions and relegations plus late FA Trophy and FA Vase semi final drama – 1st April 2023

In this article, we look at the latest list of promotions and relegations plus late FA Trophy and FA Vase drama on the 1st of April 2023.

What a day, some much happened across the tiers and we start off with Maidstone United, who was relegated back to the National League South as opponents Boreham Wood put their play-off bid back on track with a 4-0 win at the Gallagher Stadium.

Although the Stones were promoted to the National League last year, it’s not worked out for them with bottom division side torn apart by Boreham Wood, who had been desperate for a bounce after picking only one point in their three previous games, scored twice in the first 10 minutes.

Dennon Lee netted within the first minute when getting on the end of Zak Brunt’s pass. Tyrone Marsh quickly made it 2-0 with a chipped finish before George Broadbent made it 3-0 just before the hour mark to secure the points. Lewis broke forwards and claimed his second, ending Maidstone’s one year stay in the division.

Macclesfield have been crowned champions and promoted from the Northern Premier League West Division, with a 3-1 win over Trafford.

The Silkmen obtain back to back league titles, an incredible achievement.

They went into the game knowing that a win and Leek Town dropping points at Clitheroe would seal the deal.

Neil Danns’ side took the lead just five minutes in as Brandon Lee’s cross was brought down by Dan Sweeney who created a yard of space before putting it past Cooper.

Just five minutes later, Macclesfield were given a penalty as Kane Drummond was fouled in the box after the referee originally tried to play the advantage.

Alex Curran stepped up and sent the keeper the wrong way to make it 2-0.

Trafford also had a spot kick, however Max Hazeldine stepped up and saw it excellently saved by Wyll Stanway who guessed the right way down to his right.

Kengni then made it 3-1 with a lovely cushioned half volley into the far bottom corner.

Trafford did have the ball in the net off the head of Matthews but he was adjudged offside from a free kick just outside the area.

Macclesfield held on for the wi and the title was secured.


Maidstone Utd NL are relegated
King’s Lynn Town NLN have secured a playoff berth
Brightlingsea Regent ILPD are relegated
Macclesfield NPL1W are champions and promoted
Leek Town NPL1W have secured a playoff berth
Ramsbottom Utd NPL1W are relegated
Coalville Town NPL1M have secured a playoff berth
Hednesford Town NPL1M are relegated
Berkhamsted SL1C are champions and promoted
Campion NCEL1 are champions and promoted
Market Drayton Town MFL Prem are relegated
Wormley Rovers ECL1S have secured a playoff berth
SC Thamesmead SCEL1 are liable for relegation
Sandbach Utd NWCL1S have secured a playoff berth
Grantham Town Academy UCL1 are liable to relegation

Meanwhile, all four FA Trophy and FA Vase Semi Finals were decided on penalties.

Non League Finals Day at Wembley Stadium on Sunday 21st May will be…
VASE – Newport Pagnell Town (the holders) vs Ascot United
TROPHY – Gateshead vs FC Halifax Town

Semi Final Results
Altrincham (1) 1-1 (0) FC Halifax Town (2-3 on penalties)
Gateshead (3) 3-3 (1) Barnet (Gateshead win 4-1 on penalties)

Congleton Town 2-2 Newport Pagnell Town (2-4 pens)
Corsham Town 2-2 Ascot United (4-5 pens)


While Jordan Hulme’s goal at Altrincham seeming looking like it had knocked out Halifax, Milli Alli scored an amazing strike that send the match to penalties.

Two saves by Sam Johnson allowed Halifax to hold on and win the match to book a place in the final.

They will face Gateshead who have defied the odds to go to Wembley, but endured quite the scare.

Adam Campbell (4′ pen), Louis Storey (25′) and Greg Olley (37′) put the Heed 3-0 up, before Harry Smith got one back for Barnet on the 40th minute.

Harry Pritchard however netted a late brace to take it to spot kicks. Gateshead came out on top however, winning 4-1.


After beating Corsham Town in semi-final, Ascot United, a Premier Division outfit in the Combined Counties League Premier Division, booked their place at Wembley Stadium for the FA Vase final.

After a tension-filled first half hour, Ascot scored the opening goal. Brendan Matthew found the net to continue his excellent scoring season.

After the restart, the hosts came back fighting to level the match and took the lead in the 66th.

The Yellas made sure that they didn’t give up and lost a fight. In the 76th minute, Marcus Mealing had put the ball in the box. Rob Gerrard scored.

Ascot won 5-4, as the sides could not be separated.

Newport Pagnell Town will be returning to the national stadium in defence of their FA Vase title after defeating Congleton Town on penalties.

Albie Hall scored the nail biting spot kick to make it 4-2 for Newport Pagnell. This sends the Swans to back to back finals after a 2-2 draw.


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