Overjoyed Yate manager Paul Britton admitted it won't sink in for a while that his side have been promoted. 

The Bluebells won the Division One South play-off final after coming from behind to beat Cinderford Town 3-1 at Lodge Road. 

The Yate boss was over the moon with the victory but is still coming to terms with the fact they've been promoted. 

"I don't think it's sunk in yet, it's going to take some time," said Britton.  

"We're absolutely delighted. We thought we blew and we've had this opportunity today and we've had to work hard and graft through the two games and we've come out on top.

"They say it's the best way to go up, it's the most nerveracking way to go up I know that. 

“It’s been a ride, it’s been fantastic. I’ve loved every minute of it.

"Third season in and we’ve got promotion so delighted for everyone at Yate Town, everybody at the football club, the surrounding area and especially the players and staff."

Yate have had an outstanding season but it's one that's had it's ups and downs. 

They were in pole position to win the league but slipped to third in the last six weeks of the regular season. 

Britton's side didn't have it all their way in the play-offs as they fell behind in the first half but he has been pleased with how his side have responded in the game and throughout the play-offs. 

"We try and make it as difficult as possible to be fair," he commented.  

"The last month we just faltered a little bit but they've bounced back brilliantly in the last two games after the month that we had. 

"Those losses we had in that month was the reason it went down to that points per game record but credit to the lads, they were brilliant." 

The FA's restructuring of the National League system which meant only five promotion spots were up for grabs out of seven play-off finals and Cinderford knew they couldn't be promoted due to their points-per-game record.

Yate had to rely on results elsewhere to go their way prior to their game and Britton had some sympathy for those clubs affected. 

"It's nuts isn't it, the team who won the play-off final yesterday haven't gone up," he said. 

"How can that happen? So really disappointing for them but delighted for us."