Stevenage's women side have made David Perry their permanent manager following a successful spell as caretaker.

He was put into the role following the departure of Fadi Mazloum in April and five wins from five, including victory in the Herts Women' Challenge Cup final over Royston Town, and a 3-2 success against Needham Market in the semi-final of the Eastern Region League Cup, have persuaded the powers that be to keep him on.

Dani Toyn, general manager of the ladies' team, said: "We’re delighted with the positive impact David has made over a short space of time and in addition, really impressed with the team’s performances on the pitch.

"We are working on completing the coaching staff before our open training sessions in June.

"David and the squad have our full support moving into next season, where we will again look to compete for the ERWFL title and gain promotion to the FA Women's National League."

Perry's first job is to get the team ready for the cup final against Luton Town, to be held at The New Croft, Haverhill, on Sunday.

They then finish their league season away to Luton on Thursday, May 25, with the game at Barton Rovers' Sharpenhoe Road ground.

Victory there would guarantee them second place in the league behind AFC Sudbury.