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play-off final dates
The dates of the various end-of-season play-offs for 2004/5 are now known.
In each of the three divisions of the Conference, the teams finishing 2nd to 5th will meet in play-offs. The semi-finals will be two legs, with the first legs being 5th v 2nd, and 4th v 3rd. The second legs will then be 2nd v 5th and 3rd v 4th.
The winners of the semi-finals meet in single-leg finals.
The winners of the 'national' final win promotion to the football league.
The winners of the 'north' play-offs meet the winners of the 'south' play-offs in a 'promotion final' match. The winners of that game win promotion to the National division of the Conference.
The dates are as follows:
Monday 2nd May 2005: Semi-final 1st legs
Thursday 5th May 2005: Semi-final 2nd legs
Saturday/Sunday 14th or 15th May 2005: Play-off finals for National, North, South
Friday-Sunday 20th to 22nd May 2005: Promotion final (north winner v south winner)
Note that the FA Trophy final is on the 22nd May. The FA Cup final is on the 21st.