Ryman Premier League Play Off FINAL: Bognor Regis Town v Dulwich Hamlet
After both teams came out on top in Thursday's play-off semi-finals, Nyewood Lane opened its doors to see Bognor Regis Town host Dulwich Hamlet for a place in the National League South.
In the season encounters, it was a win 3-1 for Bognor at Champion Hill (8th October), and a point-a-piece after a 1-1 draw at Nyewood Lane (11th February). As for the season, Bognor Regis finished the in-form side, winning seven of their final 10 games, in which they scored 25 and only conceded 6. Dulwich finished the season with the 6th best form in the league, after winning 6 of their final ten fixtures. However, losses against Billericay Town (3-0), Havant & Waterlooville (2-1) and Grays Athletic (1-0), saw them collect 19 out of a possible 30 points, and finish 12 points below Bognor Regis.
For both Bognor and Dulwich, it is their third playoff campaign in the past four seasons. Last year these two sides met at the semi-final stage of the playoffs, after Bognor finished in second place and Dulwich in fifth, and it was Dulwich who won the game 1-0. They went on to lose to East Thurrock United in the final. Dulwich also lost in the playoffs during the 2014/15 campaign, when they lost at the semi-final stage to Margate. Bognor also lost in the playoffs at the semi-final stage during the 2013/14 season when they were beaten 2-1 by Lowesoft Town. This will be Dulwich’s fourth play-off visit to Nyewood Lane since 2011.