The 2022/23 Vanarama National League season is over and attention now turns to the play-off fixtures that will determine who joins Wrexham in League Two next term.

The six sides that finished directly below the Welsh champions now enter the play-offs at various points depending on league position with a trip to Wembley to come later in May.

This week sees Barnet face local rivals Boreham Wood and Woking host Bromley.

Here’s how to follow the eliminator games before the semi finals start.

Each season, two teams are promoted from the National League to League Two. This season, champions Wrexham have gone up automatically.

The clubs that finish second and third go straight through to the play-off semi-finals where they play the two winners of the quarter-finals, which the teams from fourth to seventh contest; the winners of those semis meet in a final at Wembley, with the victor being promoted.

All ties consist of a single leg.


Barnet finished fifth / JUSTIN TALLIS/GettyImages

Just over five miles separate the stadiums of Barnet and Boreham Wood, but the Hive is where this clash will take place.

There were red cards for Nicke Kabamba, Bruno Andrade and Femi Ilesanmi in the corresponding fixture on Boxing Day. The return game took place a week later and ended in a 1-1 draw with four cautions but no more dismissals.

Current Form (Last Five Games)

How to watch on TV

Date / Kick-off Time


UK TV Channel/Live Stream

02/05/23 – 19:45

Barnet vs Boreham Wood

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A poor end to the season saw Barnet fall away from Chesterfield and Woking in third and fourth. The Bees managed only 12 points from their last ten league games, drawing six and losing 2-0 at home to Dagenham and Redbridge on the final day of the regular season.

Boreham Wood have been a little better than Barnet but still inconsistent in the late stages of the campaign. A win on the final day helped them take sixth from Bromley and their better form makes them slight favourites over their north London rivals.

Score prediction: Barnet 1-2 Boreham Wood

Read more on the play-off hunt across the EFL

Darren Sarll

Darren Sarll is in charge at Woking / Michael Steele/GettyImages

The second quarter-final should be a belter. Both sides picked up ten points from their final six league matches but it’s Woking who have home advantage after finshing fourth to Bromley’s seventh.

Losses to Notts County and Halifax meant Woking gave up third to Chesterfield in the final weeks of the campaign, while a run of nine league games unbeaten helped Bromley get themselves into the play-off mix.

Current Form (Last Five Games)

How to watch on TV

Date / Kick-off Time


UK TV Channel/Live Stream

03/05/23 – 19:45

Woking vs Bromley

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Bromley have been strong away from home throughout the campaign but lost both previous 2022/23 encounters with Woking, including one in February which ended 2-1. It could be a repeat scoreline which sends Darren Sarll’s side into the semi finals.

Score prediction: Woking 2-1 Bromley

Once the eliminator victors are confirmed, the kick-off times for the semi-finals will be confirmed. Both games are due to kick off on 7 May. Second placed Notts County will face the winners of Barnet vs Boreham Wood and third placed Chesterfield take on Woking or Bromley.

The final will then take place on 13 May at Wembley, with the winner securing a spot alongside Wrexham in League Two for 2023/24.

2022/23 National League play-off bracket




Notts County vs Barnet/Boreham Wood (semi final)


Chesterfield vs Woking/Bromley (semi final)


Notts County/Barnet/Boreham Wood vs Chesterfield vs Woking/Bromley (final)


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