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Port Vale's promotion pitch invasion

Port Vale fans invade the pitch following the npower Football League Two match at Vale Park, Stoke On Trent. Credit: PA

These were the scenes at Vale Park after Port Vale's two-all draw with Northampton secured the Valiants promotion to League One.

A Port Vale fan celebrates his sides promotion at the end of the game during the npower Football League Two match at Vale Park, Credit: PA
Fans invading the pitch after Saturday's 2 all draw at home to Northampton Credit: PA
A fan celebrates Port Vale's promotion to League One Credit: PA

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County Council praises Mansfield Town on return to Football League

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

Tweets of celebration for Mansfield Town

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Mansfield Town have done it! They are the Blue Square Bet Premier champions and will be returning to the Football League next year! #mtfc

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Paul Cox: "I just love winning and that's what I'm in it for. When you have a team to work with like ours it makes it more pleasurable!"

Mansfield Town Blue Square Premier League champions

Mansfield Town captain Adam Murray (centre) lifts the Blue Square Premier League trophy. Credit: PA

Mansfield Town have been crowned champions of the Blue Square Premier League.

Their 1-0 win against Wrexham this afternoon secured their place back in the Football League after a five year absence.

The Blue Square Premier League trophy Credit: PA
Mansfield Town captain Adam Murray lifts the Blue Square Premier League trophy. Credit: PA

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Woking Football Club deny brick thrown through Mansfield Town's dressing room

"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."

– Mike Smith, Woking FC Chairman
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