FOOTBALL - Solihull Moors to play Halifax in play-off eliminator after confusion - The Solihull Observer

FOOTBALL - Solihull Moors to play Halifax in play-off eliminator after confusion

Solihull Editorial 22nd Apr, 2024 Updated: 22nd Apr, 2024   0

SOLIHULL Moors will play Halifax Town in the National League play-offs after initially being awarded a bye into the semi-finals.

Moors beat York City 1-0 on the final day of the season to secure a fifth-place finish only for the National League to announce sixth-placed Gateshead could not compete in the play-offs.

That decision came after Gateshead failed to meet the entry criteria for membership to the EFL thus the National League removed them from their planned play-off fixture. And that meant Moors received a bye into the semi-finals.

However, hours later, the National League released another statement confirming Moors would in fact play Halifax in an eliminator later this week.

The statement reads: “National League rules state that in the event of a club being removed from the play-offs and not being replaced, the structure of the draw should be adjusted based on final league positions.

“Therefore, the League can now confirm an amended play-off schedule as follows: Wednesday 24 April – 7pm, Eliminator A – Solihull Moors v FC Halifax Town, Saturday 27 April – 5.30pm, Semi-Final – Barnet v Solihull Moors/FC Halifax Town, Sunday 28 April – 4pm, Semi-Final – Bromley v Altrincham.

“The League hopes this now clarifies its position on the National League play-offs.”

Moors responded to the statement on X.


The winner of the tie will travel to Barnet on Saturday, April 27.

The other semi-final pits Bromley against Altrincham.

Moors host Halifax on Wednesday, April 24 with kick-off at 7pm at the ARMCO Arena.


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