Spennymoor & Altrincham reach play-off deciders

In last night’s play-off matches in the Vanarama National League North, Spennymoor Town and Altrincham made progress through after dramatic matches.

Spennymoor narrowly defeated visiting Bradford Park Avenue at the Brewery Field thanks to a superb strike from Lewis Hawkins fifteen minutes from time in front of a crowd of 1,509.

The Moors now take on Brackley Town on Sunday with free coach transport being laid for all Spennymoor fans who are making the trip to St James’ Park in Northamptonshire.

Altrincham fought back brilliantly from being two goals down as early as the 27th minute to defeat Blyth Spartans. Town levelled in added time at the end of the match through Josh Hancock to take the tie into extra-time, and then finally to penalties.

Alty held their nerves, in front of a 1,698 crowd, to go through 7-6 on penalties and will now face Chorley at Victory Park on Sunday to see who will compete in the National League play-off final.

In the National League South play-offs, Wealdstone surprisingly beat Bath City 3-1 at Twerton Park.

In the Southern League South Premier Division play-offs the Metropolitan Police beat Salisbury 3-2, whilst Taunton Town lost 3-4 on penalties to Poole Town after drawing 1-1 in extra-time.

Locally, Bromsgrove Sporting are through to the Southern League Division One – Central play-off final on Monday 6 May when they will host Corby Town after beating Sutton Coldfield Town 3-2 after extra-time last night.

Images: Altrincham Town FC / Spennymoor Town FC

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