The Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council, Carol Pepper, has congratulated Mansfield Town Football Club on its triumphant return to the Football League.
The club was crowned champions of the Blue Square Bet Football Conference on Saturday evening after securing a 1-0 victory over Wrexham.
Five years after being relegated, the club now takes its place alongside Nottinghamshire's two other league clubs – Nottingham Forest and Notts County.
I wish Mansfield Town huge congratulations on winning the Conference championship and securing a deserved return to the Football League. They have done Nottinghamshire proud.
The Stags success adds another achievement to an incredible 12 months for Nottinghamshire sport: Carl Froch winning the World Super-Middleweight title, a big medal haul for Team Notts at London 2012 and the Nottingham Panthers winning an amazing treble have been just some of the highlights.
– Councillor Carol Pepper, Chairman of Nottinghamshire County Council
Mansfield Town's owner, John Radford, manager, Paul Cox and Chairwoman, Caroline Radford celebrate the club's promotion back into the football league at the final whistle in today's game against Wrexham..
"Following last night's Blue Square Bet Premier home game against Mansfield Town, an individual home supporter, who was exiting the stadium broke the window to the away team dressing room with his hand. Stories about a brick being thrown are untrue. Mansfield officials and players were inside the room and thankfully, no one was injured.
"On behalf of Woking Football Club and its supporters, I apologised to the Director, players and officials of Mansfield Town, which was accepted. The individual responsible is known to the club as a season ticket holder and has had the privilege removed. In addition, he has also been informed he is no longer welcome at the club."