NEWS | The League Season Jigsaw Is Complete

Macclesfield Town
Posted:Sun 13 May 2018

The 2017-18 jigsaw was completed this afternoon after the Vanarama National League promotion play-offs came to a close. 

Today officially draws a line under 2017-18 and we can now have a look at what has happened. 

Who's leaving the Vanarama National League?

Congratulations to Macclesfield Town and Tranmere Rovers who have both secured promotion to EFL 2.

The Silkmen of course secured promotion as champions while Rovers beat Boreham Wood yesterday at Wembley Stadium in the play-off final. 

Also leaving the league but as a result of relegation are Guiseley, Chester, Torquay United and Woking

Who is joining the Vanarama National League?

Relegated from EFL League Two are Chesterfield and Barnet

Promoted as champtions from the Vanarama National League North are Salford City while Havant & Waterlooville join us as National League South champions. 

The play-off finals from the North and South were contested earlier and Harrogate Town beat Brackley Town 3-0 in the Northern play-off final to gain promotion to the National League. 

In the South, it was extra-time then penalties after a 1-1 scoreline after extra time. Braintree Town were promoted by winning the shoot-out 4-3 against Hampton & Richmond Borough. 

Mileage the team will need to travel next season?

The way promotion and relegation has fallen has not been kind to the northern based clubs.

Wrexham AFC's team bus supplied by Pat's Coaches will need to travel around 8,050 miles, round trips, to away grounds next season. 

This is roughly the equivalent of flying a return trip from Wrexham to New York, then flying to Faro afterwards! 

Closest Game? 

The closest game for us next season is a trip to Salford City, some 58 miles away. 

Far, Far Away? 

It's still Dover... which is closer to France than Wales. Not a Tuesday night or in the winter, pretty please... 

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