DORE Valley snatched the title from the hands of Lads Club Colts in a winner-takes all match in Herefordshire Division Two on Saturday.

The Kingstone-based side felt they had a point to prove as they hosted Lads Club on the final day of the season, after being thrashed 7-2 in their opening game.

Manager Richard Nash was quick to praise his side after their 2-0 win and said everyone gave 110%.

Nash said: "It was a great day on Saturday, Lads Club were favourites and in the first game of the season, they beat us 7-2.

"Everyone who watched it said it was thoroughly deserved.

"We have a few young lads, they could be very good and they're decent at the moment."

On their push for the title, Dore Valley only lost two games after the defeat on the opening day. Despite an impressive 11-0 win on the road at Withington and beating Marden 13-2 at home, Nash said it was a difficult season.

"We've got a good bunch of lads, we've added a few," Nash added.

"Some of the boys have been with us five or six years, we've fallen short and came third a couple of times.

"It's been a difficult season with Civil Service and Kington Town Reserves who have been really good, but we wanted to prove Lads Club wrong and all the boys gave 110%."

Jordan Cullen broke the deadlock for the hosts early on, before Tyler Davies doubled his side's lead.

Lads Club Colts had a number of players in their side that have played in higher leagues, such as former Westfields duo Scott Jackson and Jon Hill. Cullen said that nobody thought his side would clinch the title against the strong side.

He said: "The first game of the season was a shock to the system, I don't really think we knew what to expect.

"We didn't write ourselves off, but everyone else did. We got the early goal and went on from there really.

"It's been a great season and we'll go up, we feel more than capable."

Next season will be a tougher test for Nash's side, as they face Ross Juniors, Wellington Colts and Bartestree Reserves.