Joy for Nailers after promotion is secured

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Congratulations to Belper Town FC after the Nailers secured promotion from the Evo-Stik League Division One South this afternoon (Saturday).

Peter Duffield’s side beat local rivals Mickleover Sports 1-0 in a tense encounter at Christchurch Meadow with Phil Watt scoring the all-important only goal of the game, midway through the second half.

The Nailers went close last season when they suffered play-off heartbreak and lost in the semi-finals but they successfully got through that stage this season on Wednesday with a 2-0 win at Leek Town before going one stage further and winning the play-off final against Mickleover Sports in an all-Derbyshire encounter.

They will now play their football next season in the Evo-Stik League top flight.

See this week’s Belper News for more on their Nailers’ success.