Quarter Final results from the 2023 National League, North and South playoffs


The Quarter Final results from the 2023 National League, North and South playoffs are in with teams advancing to the next stage.

The National League’s most exciting and watched regular season in its history has reached a thrilling end but the playoff drama is just beginning.

The six teams who finished below the automatic promotion slot, so here’s what you need to understand about the National League playoffs and how it played out…


Barnet (0) 1-2 (2) Boreham Wood – 2,256

Lee Ndlovu scoring twice in the first half to see Boreham Wood come away with a win a Barnet.

Barnet had several missed chances with Finley Potter coming close to scoring before Idris Kanu’s header from the goalmouth was cleared.

After a bright start for the hosts, it was Boreham Wood who took the lead after the 19th minute. A fantastic cross-field ball from Chris Bush was the catalyst that set up Ndlovu who put the ball into the lower left corner.

Nathan Ashmore saved Kanu’s curling attempt, but Wood doubled their lead in the first half stoppage time when Ndlovu scored the rebound a shot that struck the post.

Harry Pritchard got one back for Barnet after the interval with a cool finish from close range into the top right corner.

Ashmore saved Kanu’s shot before the striker then put the ball just over the crossbar. But Boreham Wood done enough to hold on to win the match to secure a trip to Meadow Lane next Sunday.

Woking (1) 1-2 (0) Bromley

In the National League play-off elimination game on Wednesday, the Ravens recovered from a 1-0 deficit to win 2-1 away at Woking.

Rohan Ince scored a well-placed goal after 13 minutes to give the Cardinals a 1-0 lead by half time.

On the hour, Bromley drew level when Dan Moss fouled Corey Whitely inside the box, with Michael Cheek then scoring the spot kick.

Deji Elrewe scored on 77 minutes after the hosts had failed to clear a long-throw, sending the away fans home happy.


Alfreton Town 0-1 Kidderminster Harriers

Amari Morgan Smith, a former Alfreton forward, scored the only goal of the game that sent Kidderminster to a semi final at King’s Lynn Town.

Alfreton was caught sleeping when the visitors won a throw-in down the left, with Morgan Smith ten yards away when a deep cross found him. He guided his header into the corner and stunned the home fans.

AET – Brackley Town 2-2 Gloucester City (5-3 pens)

Gloucester went ahead on 51 minutes when Sion Spence put the ball across the box and Phillips was there to tap it home.

Theo Robinson got Brackley’s equaliser on 71 minutes, then extended their lead nine minutes later through Matwasa.

Gloucester made it 2-2 right at the death through Sion Spence to put the game into extra time.

Brackley made no mistake from their penalties, winning 5=3 and a place in the semi finals against Chester.


Chelmsford City 0-1 St Albans City

Shaun Jeffers, who scored a cracking goal of the season contender a few weeks back, was the hero again and this one was significant, knocking Chelmsford City out of the playoffs.

The goal came five minutes into extra time, coming out of nothing with Banton’s cross from the left being poked in at the near post by Jeffers, leaving Eddie Beach stranded, giving the Saints a win of 1-0 at the Melbourne Stadium.

Worthing (1) 2-1 (1) Braintree Town

Meekums capitalised on a defensive error to work the ball back into the box. It trickled to Rodari who poked Brackley ahead from point-blank range on three minutes.

Braintree got one back six minutes later when a scrap in the box after Bradshaw’s long throw was turned in by Lamar Reynolds.

Worthing were back in front on 57 minutes when Sims went to punch clear Vincent’s cross from the left but he helped it into the back of the net. Own goal.

Now that we’ve sen the Quarter Final results from the 2023 National League, North and South playoffs, here’s a look at the Semi Final fixtures…

Sunday 7th May 2023 – National League playoff semi final
Notts County v Boreham Wood
Chesterfield v Bromley

Sunday 7th May 2023 – playoff semi final
King’s Lynn Town v Kidderminster Harriers
Chester v Brackley Town

Sunday 7th May 2023 – playoff semi final
Dartford v St Albans City
Oxford City v Worthing

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