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6 June 2022

We now know the Vanarama National League line-up for the 2022/23 season following the conclusion of the 2021/22 campaign with Sunday's Promotion Final.

Grimsby Town secured an immediate return to League Two with a 2-1 win in extra time against Solihull Moors at the London Stadium, meaning it’s the Moors who are the last team to be confirmed in the National League alongside Blues next season.

The Mariners joined champions Stockport County in reaching the EFL thanks to Jordan Maguire-Drew’s late goal from a trademark long throw-in to complete the turnaround, after going behind to a Kyle Hudlin header late in the first half. Congratulations to Paul Hurst, Dave Chalinor and their teams on promotion.

Coming the opposite way will be Grimsby’s Lincolnshire rivals Scunthorpe United who finished bottom of League Two in 2021/22 and Oldham Athletic.

Returning to the normal 24-team division next season, four teams won promotion from the National League North and National League South.

Gateshead and Maidstone United earned the right to go up as champions in their respective leagues, while York City and Dorking Wanderers did the job the hard way through the play-offs.

Blues last faced Maidstone in the league in 1989, losing twice, while the only other promoted side they have league history with is York, winning both games in the 2014/15 season.

2022/23 National League Confirmed Teams

Aldershot Town
Boreham Wood
Dagenham & Redbridge
Dorking Wanderers
Halifax Town
Maidenhead United
Maidstone United
Notts County
Oldham Athletic
Scunthorpe United
Solihull Moors
Southend United
Torquay United
Wrexham AFC
Yeovil Town
York City

Distances to Travel

Blues will be travelling approximately 6,572 miles next season, the furthest being to Gateshead and the shortest to Dagenham & Redbridge.

Team Distance (one way) Duration (from Roots Hall)
Aldershot Town 86 miles 1hr 37 mins
Altrincham 222 miles 3hrs 46 mins
Barnet 53 miles 1hr 06mins
Boreham Wood 50 miles 1hr 01min
Bromley 41 miles 1hr 
Chesterfield 183 miles 3hrs 20mins
Dagenham & Redbridge 30 miles 0hrs 43mins
Dorking Wanderers 62 miles 1hr 20mins
Eastleigh 132 miles 2hrs 20mins
Gateshead 293 miles 4hrs 40mins
Halifax Town 227 miles 3hrs 45mins
Maidenhead United 81 miles 1hr 40mins
Maidstone 47 miles 0hrs 58mins
Notts County 156 miles 2hrs 40mins
Oldham Athletic 246 miles 3hrs 55mins
Scunthorpe United 195 miles 3hrs 20mins
Solihull Moors 146 miles 2hrs 31mins
Torquay United 244 miles 4hrs 24mins
Wealdstone 74 miles 1hr 22mins
Woking 75 miles 1hr 26mins
Wrexham AFC 224 miles 4hrs 30mins
Yeovil Town 192 miles 3hrs 40mins
York City 227 miles 3hrs 42mins
  3,286 miles  

The fixtures for the 2022/23 season are due to be released in the first week of July but a date and time has not yet been confirmed.

Meanwhile, some pre-season games were confirmed last week. Click here to find out the first six games to have been announced so far.

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