Brett Donnelly has hailed an "unbelievable day" as Stotfold earned promotion to the fourth tier of non-league football.

A 2-0 win away to Dereham Town in a one-off play-off means the Eagles will be playing in the Southern League for the first time in their history.

It is a back-to-back promotion for the club and the popular boss, who arrived at New Roker Park in 

Speaking on Twitter, Donnelly said: "I honestly can't put into words the feelings I have but I do want to thank all my players, staff and volunteers of Stotfold FC for an unbelievable day.

"I can’t reply to all the messages I’ve received; it’s been mental. My head hurts but those that know me know I'm back out celebrating [on Sunday]."

Prior to the game he had spoked about the day being "the biggest game in the club's history" before adding his pride, regardless of the outcome.

Kurtis Alleyne got both goals in the first half before the Fold saw out the contest against their Norfolk hosts.

The expectation is they will play in Southern League Division One Central next season, which this season has seen the likes of Ware, Welwyn Garden City and Donnelly's former club Biggleswade Town involved.

The FA are currently finalising the structure for next season.