FC Halifax Town: No relegation from League Two could be on the cards after vote to end the season

There could be just one promotion spot available from the National League after League Two clubs voted to end their season and appeared to be in favour of having no relegation.

Friday, 15th May 2020, 5:14 pm
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The play-offs in League Two could still go ahead, although any decision needs to be ratfified by the FA and the EFL.

But it has been proposed that no teams will be relegated from League Two to the National League, who are waiting on what decision the EFL reach before coming to their own conclusions on promotion.

Halifax are one of the clubs who would be involved in any play-off campaign in the National League, but if there is no relegation from League Two, that could mean there is just one promotion place available.

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That is because an extra team will be needed to replace League One Bury, who folded earlier this season, which left just 23 teams in the division.

According to The guardian, the shared expectation is that Barrow would be promoted as champions from the National League.

Barrow are top of the National League by four points, with nine games left to play.

Town boss Pete Wild said: “It doesn’t change anything really but hopefully it gives the National League a kick to sort out what they’re going to do.

“I’ve seen that the (League Two) clubs have voted 20 to four on giving Stevenage a stay of execution so if that gets ratified then, there’ll be one (promotion place) and if not, there’ll be two.

On what should happen now in the National League, Wild said: ““We feel as a club that all seven should be put into a play-off scenario and the winner goes up, but let’s see what happens.”