National League: North Ferriby and Maidstone promoted to fifth tier

Maidstone celebrate
Maidstone twice came from behind to force a penalty shootout against Ebbsfleet

North Ferriby United and Maidstone United will play in the National League next season after winning their respective promotion finals.

North Ferriby defeated AFC Fylde 2-1 in the North final, with Danny Hone scoring their extra-time winner.

In the South final, Maidstone beat Ebbsfleet 4-3 on penalties after the sides drew 2-2 after extra-time.

Ebbsfleet's Danny Kedwell, who had earlier netted twice from the spot, saw his attempt in the shootout saved.

North Ferriby and Maidstone will join Solihull Moors and Sutton United in the fifth tier of English football in 2016-17.

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