The Evo-Stik Division One South play-offs have been marred by the fact that promotion isn't guaranteed, or even impossible, for some clubs.

Yate Town go into their final with Cinderford Town, who knocked out Cirencester Town, unsure if they will achieve promotion if they win while there opponents already know they can't go up.

There are twelve promotion places up for grabs across step 4 with the seven champions going up automatically.

That has left just five promotion places via the play-offs and the winners with the best points-per-game record will be promoted.

Earlier results have already ended Cinderford's hope while Yate are playing a waiting game ahead on Monday's final.

The reason behind the system this season is down to the FA restructuring National League system to bring a 'pure pyramid' and to help limit travelling.

Restructuring began this season and are set to be completed by 2020/21.

Here is the FA's guide to the restructuring.

• The development of the National League System means temporary promotion and relegation methods are in place for the 2018/19 and 2019/20 seasons only.

• By the start of the 2020/21 season the National League System will be a pure pyramid with Step 1 (one division) Step 2 (two divisions) Step 3 (four divisions) Step 4 (eight divisions) Step 5 (sixteen divisions) and Step 6 (seventeen divisions).

• This process began at the start of the 2018/19 season and is designed to cater for easier-to-understand promotion and relegation processes and address travelling times, distances and associated costs at Steps 4 and Step 5.

• All clubs were made aware of the transitional arrangements, which will be completed by the start of the 2020/21 season, before the start of the 2018/19 season.

• The points-per-match method does make it equitable for clubs across the whole of Step 4 and, more importantly, allowed clubs the opportunity to understand what method would be applied before the start of the 2018/19 season.

• By having the temporary measures for the 2018/19 and 2019/20 seasons only it allows for a gradual restructure rather than causing too much disruption in any one playing season.