Shaymen promoted to National League

13 May 2017.......    Halifax Town v Choley National Conference North Play-off Final at the MSI stadium Halifax. 
Townhs Jordan Sinnott plays away from Chorley's Dale Whitham. Picture Tony Johnson.
13 May 2017....... Halifax Town v Choley National Conference North Play-off Final at the MSI stadium Halifax. Townhs Jordan Sinnott plays away from Chorley's Dale Whitham. Picture Tony Johnson.

FC Halifax Town have been promoted to the National League after beating Chorley 2-1 at The Shay.

The result means Halifax will play in the fifth tier of English football next season - a year after they were relegated from the division.

A league record crowd of 7,920 watched the game at The Shay, with goals from captain Kevin Roberts and Scott Garner sealing Town’s win.