CHELMSFORD City will compete in their first ever play-off final after they beat Dartford 2-1 over two legs in the National League South semi-final.

After a goalless first leg, Dartford would have fancied their chances on home turf but goals from Louie Theophanous and Chris Dickson proved enough to see off the challenge of the Kent side.

Dartford netted a late consolation but it was too little too late.

In front of 2,622 supporters, City were deserved winners and looked the more threatening throughout.

Deren Ibrahim tipped aside a free-kick impressively in a cagey first-half but there was no doubt which team was in charge.

Defensive lynchpin Chris Bush hit the post, with Dartford’s first shot on target not coming until 70 minutes, with Alex Brown’s strike comfortably saved.

And second later the Clarets struck. Dickson fizzed in a cross that an onrushing Theophanous directed past the goalkeeper.

Dickson got the second five minutes from time, cutting inside and burying an effort beyond Ibrahim.

And although Duane Ofori-Acheampong scored for Dartford in injury-time, it was not enough to halt the Clarets’ charge.

Rod Stringer’s side now travel to Ebbsfleet United in Saturday’s play-off final (kick-off 3pm), with the winners to be promoted to the National League.

Chelmsford have been given 803 tickets for the match, with 44 standing.

Tickets are priced at £12 for adults, £9 concessions and £5 under-16s.

There will be no online or telephone sales and tickets are being sold on a one-per-person basis although adults can buy children's tickets at the same time as their own.