Latest list of promotions and relegations in non league – 25th March 2023


In this article, we look at the latest list of promotions and relegations in non league on what was another busy weekend of football.

AFC Rushden & Diamonds were relegated from the Southern League – Premier Central after drawing 0-0 at home to Leiston, who end the day in 3rd.

429 were present at Hayden Road. After a poor first half from the high flyers, the Blues had some good chances to win match but just couldn’t find that winner.

Leiston had one effort by Ben Fowkes in their only shot of the first period, with Will Davies denied by Dean Snedker from the spot after Fowkes was fouled in the area. Jake Hutchings twice went close while other balls into the box couldn’t be met. Rushden had attempts of their own also in a very good performance for the hosts.

Tadcaster Albion also lost their place in the Northern Premier League – East Division after a 2-0 loss at home to Stocksbridge Park Steels.

Stocksbridge broke the deadlock 24 minutes in when Tye-Baker’s shot, which was going well wide, smashed his own teammate in the face and somehow deflected into the back of the net.

Then shortly after a massive chance for Luke Rawson as Porritt’s misjudgement saw the striker run through on goal but slide his shot wide, he made sure he was hitting target from close range with 25 minutes remaining.

North Ferriby have gained consecutive promotions as they go up as NCEL Premier champions, beating hackley AFC 1-0 away from home.

The hosts had had their chances but couldn’t quite convert, watching their opposition steal the points and be crowned the title winners.

The only goal of the game came just before the break, when Amir Berchil worked his magic to cut back for Josh Dennett, and the full back did the rest!

Retford United didn’t play today, but going into Saturday sat at the top with 70 points, and knew that if Dearne & District failed to win, then the title was confirmed.

Dearne ended up coming away with just a point and while they remain unbeaten since November, they now can’t catch Retford, who are now champions.

It’s been a frustrating afternoon.


– AFC Rushden & Diamonds SLPC relegated
– Tadcaster Albion NPL1E are relegated
– AFC Sudbury IL1N have secured a playoff berth
– Ashton Athletic NWCL Prem are relegated
– North Ferriby NCEL Prem are champions and promoted
– Wakefield AFC NCEL1 have secured a playoff berth
– Aylestone Park UCL1 have secured a playoff berth
– Whitton United ECL Prem are relegated
– Heacham ECL1N have secured a playoff berth
– Alresford Town Wx Prem are relegated
– Retford United CMLN are champions and promoted dependent on passing the ground grading(which they will)
– Copthorne SCL2 have secured a top 5 finish and are promoted dependent on passing the ground grading
– Yarm & Eaglescliffe NRL have secured a top 5 finish and are promoted and are promoted dependent on the ground sharing rules
– Dunmow Town E&SBL have secured a top 5 finish and promoted dependent on passing the ground grading

This is what fans said as we update the latest list of promotions and relegations in non league…


@JimmyW__: The best fight the team have put on all season 👊🏻😎🥊

@EllieLe15937877: Dean the Saver you were extraordinary performance save all the seasons

@SrGreenaway: One of the best performances of the season. Had chances to win it as well!

@C4mer0nLee: What a performance 👊🏻

@c0_ross: Unbeaten in 2 now though!

@Jamie_rdfc: Chris is creating a team…a team that competes! Let’s get off the bottom of table, because this team is better than bottom! 💎

@notaboutcards: A brilliant point too. The togetherness of the squad is really showing now roll on next season! In the meantime 2 points from 2

@PhilJenkins86: Best performance of the season. Two unbeaten

@goffj43: Going again Diamonds 👍🏼


@Yorkowl72: bring on the ncel next season after relegation confirmed

@lesterderry3: 😢 But we go again. Whatever league we keep going.


@andyrobertshull: Congratulations to all concerned. Shame you’ve only one home game left that clashes with a City home game!

@PaulStaniland10: Absolutely brilliant! I’ve watched @north_ferribyfc for the last two seasons after what happened to my club, Bury FC. Been made to feel very welcome, so thank you! Does this promotion thing happen every season? 😉

@jonmoorhouse: Great season lads! Well done to all involved… let’s have a mega party next week!

@xmhrbfc24: Congratulations to you guys , starting to return back up the leagues

@big_fat_gooner: Congratulations from a rangers fan see you next season

@cwoodytiger: 💥👊 Well done to all @north_ferribyfc 🏆

@ShearsBarry: Congratulations, back to back promotions 🟢⚪️🟢⚪️🟢⚪️

@MartinJStead: Congratulations all involved. Huge effort to get back to back promotions!

@AndrewAcum: Well done to everyone at the club. An amazing achievement. Looking forward to next season!

@ljarvo1170: Yeeeessss just yes. What a journey what a story onwards and upwards. Up the villagers. UTV.


@alangodfrey16: Terrific achievement and thoroughly deserved. Well done all of you

@simonkelly750: Well done to everyone involved at retford enjoy your night

@AshDoncaster: Well done everyone. What a season!! Up The Badgers!!!

@sp34701492: Well done chaps well deserved ⚽️⚽️🏆🏆

@martin_l_cooper: Get in there. Well done @RPH26, the players & all connected with our club. A proud day for all Badgers.

@Jrjfifteen: Dem Badgers 🦡 well done gaffer, Lowey, Froggy, Lee and the boys! Just protect me!!!! #Champions

@actualdancrosby: Congratulations to everyone involved. Hard work pays off. Up the badgers 🏆🦡👊

@0707danny: Absolutely awesome, well done to @RPH26 and the lads, much deserved! up them bloody badgers! #UTB

@boxedset: Just brilliant, congrats to evryone at the club, when’s the party

@Heinz_Baines: @RetfordUnited The Retford Utd juggernaut has kept rolling with @RPH26 at the wheel. These lads are something else. #utb Look forward to next season!! 👊🦡

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