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HIGHLIGHTS VIDEO: Beverley Town FC Clinch Promotion in Dramatic Play-Off Final

Saturday witnessed a historic showdown at the Norwood ground as a record-breaking crowd of 1,525 spectators gathered to witness the NCEL Division One Play-Off Final clash between Beverley Town FC and Shirebrook Town.

With both teams boasting an impressive tally of over 100 points each in the regular season, anticipation was high for a fiercely contested encounter. True to expectations, the match unfolded into a tense battle, culminating in a 1-1 draw that ultimately led to a nail-biting penalty shootout.

Benjamin Hinchliffe ignited the home crowd’s passion by netting a crucial goal midway through the first half. However, Shirebrook Town’s Bradley McGowan dashed Beverley’s hopes of a straightforward victory with an equaliser on the hour mark, setting the stage for a thrilling finale.

In a display of nerves of steel under the radiant summer sunshine, Beverley Town emerged triumphant in the penalty shootout, prevailing 4-2 to secure their promotion to the Premier Division for the forthcoming season. This remarkable achievement comes in only their second campaign in the NCEL, underlining their meteoric rise in the league.

Manager Dave Ricardo and his men can now revel in their hard-earned success, marking a significant milestone in the club’s history and igniting hopes of further glory in the seasons to come.

See the June edition of Beverley Life newspaper for photos and reaction from Saturday’s historic victory.

Photos & videos by Beverley Life photographer Mike Hopps

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