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King's Lynn Town's promotion is finally ratified by the Football Association




The National League's proposal for concluding the 2019-20 season for its top two tiers has been ratified, the Football Association has announced

Almost a month after the National League North declared Lynn as champions, the Linnets' promotion has finally been signed and sealed.

Clubs voted to decide final standings on an unweighted points-per-game basis on June 17, subject to FA Council approval, with Barrow declared champions of the National League, Ian Culverhouse's side winning the National League North title and Wealdstone the National League South.

The vote also meant play-offs were set to take place, and earlier this month the National League announced a schedule for those 15 matches being played across 16 days from tomorrow, to August 1.

A statement from the FA on Thursday said: "The FA Council has ratified both the National League's proposal on concluding the 2019-20 season at Steps 1 and 2 of the National League System (NLS) and the required amendments to the NLS Regulations and Standardised Rules for it to become effective.

"The ratification follows a recommendation from our Alliance Leagues Committee and allows the National League to: rank clubs on a points per game basis; apply the automatic promotion and relegation based on the position of clubs on that basis; and proceed with play-off matches in accordance with the Government's return to domestic competition guidance."


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