30 Jun 2020 by Brian Flynn

CHESTER ANNOUNCES INTENTION TO PARTICIPATE IN PLAY-OFFS

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Chester Football Club confirmed its intention to compete in the 2019/20 National League North play-offs on Monday night.

This means that all 6 clubs that finished between 2nd-7th in the National League North final league table for this season will participate in the play-offs, providing the National League's decision to complete the final league table based on points per game achieved is ratified by the Football Association.

If the play-offs are ratified by the FA the proposed schedule is as follows with the first named team at home in all games:-

Sat/Sun 18 & 19 July : Eliminators

Brackley Town (4th) v Gateshead (7th)

Altrincham (5th) v Chester (6th)

Sat/Sun 25 & 26 July : Semi-Finals

York City (2nd) v Altrincham or Chester

Boston United (3rd) v Brackley Town or Gateshead

Sat/Sun 1 & 2 Aug  : Final

Higher placed Semi-Final Winner v Lower Placed Semi-Final Winner

Teams can use players under contract at March 31st 2020.

All games will be played behind closed doors with no spectators attending.

The National League is awaiting confirmation from BT Sport regarding whether the National League North & South play-off games will be televised. If any game that we are involved in is not televised, we will request that we can stream the game live, so that supporters have the opportunity to watch on television.

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