Dartford's Vanarama National League South Play-Off tie at Slough Town to be played without fans

Wednesday 17th June 2020

DARTFORD officials believe their Vanarama National League South play-off tie at Slough Town will have to be played behind closed doors.


The National League confirmed this evening that all three of their divisions will be settled by unweighted points per game, meaning Steve King’s side have finished in sixth-place in the table and travel to fifth-placed Slough Town in the play-offs.

“Well, after more than 12 weeks since our last league game and hiccups and false starts galore, the result we had all hoped for was finally confirmed this evening,” said a club statement from the board.

“After a disappointing start to the season, Steve King came in and took the club by the scruff of the neck and very quickly turned us in to a team to be feared.

“We became the form team and week after week, we were top of the form table and gradually got ourselves in to a play-off place, only for the season to be cut short by this terrible pandemic.

“After much debate and hard work behind the scenes, we were rewarded for our hard work today, with confirmation that we now finish the table in sixth place to earn an away play-off quarter final with Slough Town.

“The dates for all play-off games along with the guidelines and protocol to be followed, will be advised by the League shortly.

“Unfortunately it seems that the games will have to be played behind closed doors and if that is the case, we shall be looking in to all options available to us, as to how we can live stream any games we are involved in to our supporters.

“The League are looking in to the possibility of its media partner, BT Sports, filming not only the National Division but the North and South as well.

“As soon as we have more information relating to the game at Slough Town, we will of course let you know.”

Wealdstone were crowned Vanarama National League South champions and will take their place back in the top-flight of non-league football for the first time in 32 years'.

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