Spennymoor are now one division away from playing National League football.

Spennymoor Town’s Jamie Chandler praised his side’s performance after their Northern Premier League play-off final 1-0 win over Stourbridge.

Robert Ramshaw’s 30th minute strike was the difference as the Moors joined Blyth Spartans in securing a place in next year’s National League North.

Former Sunderland midfielder Chandler was delighted to achieve promotion in his debut season at the club.

He said: “The victory against Stourbridge was a real team performance.

“I think in the past few weeks we have produced some real hard-working displays which has seen our quality shine through.

“Our spirit and camaraderie is a match for anyone and has helped us on numerous occasions this year.

A decade ago, Spennymoor were celebrating the Northern League Division Two title. Since then, the club have climbed three divisions and are now two leagues away from the Football League.

Chandler added: “The mood is fantastic within the club and town. The celebrations after the match were something everyone will remember.

“Supporters will have so many big games to look forward to. As players, we want to test ourselves and be challenged and next year we certainly will.”

Chandler was impressed with the support of the fans who have followed the club throughout the whole season.

He said: “They have had a year I am sure they will not forget. There have been some great days out as well as some tough midweek games.

“At times we may have let them down so to do it for them against Stourbridge was brilliant.

“They have been the 12th man, especially at home matches and we are all grateful for the great support that they give us.”