Step 4/5 Inter-Step Play-Off fixtures – 2021/22 season

  • The FA announces fixtures for the inaugural Step 4/5 Inter-Step Play-Off Matches
  • Clubs at Steps 4 and 5 will battle it out for a ‘winner takes all’ place at Step 4 for the 2022/23 season
  • Fixtures are to take place at the ground of the Step 4 Clubs on Saturday 30 April 2022 at 3pm

Following an exciting first fully completed season at Steps 4 and 5 since the 2018/19 season, Clubs will play-off against each other for the right to be allocated at Step 4 for the 2022/23 season.

Initially, there were sixteen planned fixtures, which would have seen all Step 4 Clubs finishing 4th and 3rd from bottom host matches against all 2nd placed Step 5 Clubs. Owing to a host of historical vacancies, the number of fixtures has been reduced to 6.

A Sub-Committee of The FA’s Alliance and Leagues Committee’s met this morning to agree the pairing of Clubs for these matches and can confirm these to be as follows:

SATURDAY 30 APRIL 2022 – 3.00

1       Histon FC v Consett FC
2       Kempston Rovers FC v Eccleshill United FC
3       Cinderford Town FC v Skelmersdale United FC
4       Chalfont St Peter FC v Boldmere St Michaels FC
5       Witham Town FC v Saffron Walden Town FC
6       Lancing FC v Newhaven FC

The FA and Leagues extend their good luck to all competing Clubs in what should be an exciting ‘final curtain call’ and hope that supporters of NLS football attend in their droves to these and any NLS League Play-Offs in the coming weeks.