2018 National League play-off Final
Event2017–18 National League
Date12 May 2018 (2018-05-12)
VenueWembley Stadium, London
RefereeNeil Hair
Attendance16,306
2017
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The 2018 National League play-off Final was a football match played at Wembley Stadium in London on 12 May 2018 to decide the second team to be promoted from the National League to EFL League Two for the 2018–19 season. The culmination of the 2018 National League play-offs saw Tranmere Rovers beat Boreham Wood to earn promotion alongside the National League champions Macclesfield Town.

Boreham Wood entered the play-offs having finished fourth in the 2018–19 National League while Tranmere Rovers finished two places above in second. The play-off format was changed for this season with second and third place teams receiving a bye to the semi-finals while the fourth to seventh place teams played a qualifying round to determine the other two semi-finalists. Boreham Wood beat seventh-placed Fylde 2–1 in their qualifying round and third-placed Sutton United 2–1 in the semi-final. Tranmere faced sixth-placed Ebbsfleet United in their semi-final, after Ebbsfleet beat Aldershot Town in the other qualifying round via a penalty-shootout, Tranmere won 4–2 to reach the final.

Match

Details

12 May 2018 (2018-05-12)
15:00
Boreham Wood 1–2 Tranmere Rovers Wembley Stadium
Attendance: 16,306
Andrade Goal 45+8' Cook Goal 6'
Norwood Goal 80'
Boreham Wood
Tranmere Rovers
GK 1 Grant Smith
CB 6 David Stephens
CB 3 Danny Woodards
CB 23 Scott Doe
RM 7 Ricky Shakes
CM 8 Tom Champion
CM 4 Mark Ricketts
LM 11 Bruno Andrade
AM 19 Ángelo Balanta Booked in the 40th minute 40'
FW 10 Keiran Murtagh
FW 20 Michael Folivi Booked in the 61st minute 61'
Substitutes:
GK 21 Fred Burbidge
GK 24 Alex Davey
DF 5 Ollie Harfield
MF 22 Sorba Thomas
FW 12 Joe Quigley
Manager:
Luke Garrard
GK 1 Scott Davies
RB 4 Ritchie Sutton
CB 5 Steve McNulty
CB 33 Manny Monthe
LB 3 Liam Ridehalgh Red card 1'
RM 29 Larnell Cole
CM 15 Oliver Norburn
CM 24 Jeff Hughes
LM 18 Josh Ginnelly
CF 9 Andy Cook
CF 10 James Norwood
Substitutes:
GK 22 Rhys Taylor
DF 31 Eddie Clarke
MF 8 Jay Harris
FW 11 Connor Jennings Booked in the 88th minute 88'
FW 19 Andrew Mangan
Manager:
Micky Mellon
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