St Ives Town Ladies clinched a first Cambridgeshire Women’s Premiership title – without kicking a ball.
Darren Marjoram’s side received a walkover in their penultimate fixture last Sunday when Peterborough opponents Netherton United failed to raise a side.
The two teams had also met the previous weekend when Georgia Stancombe hit the only goal in a 1-0 victory to leave Saints within touching distance of title glory.
They have also earned a second promotion in just three seasons in the senior game. Saints will climb into Division One of the East Region Women’s League for next season.
“We would obviously have liked to win the title on the pitch,” said Marjoram. “But we understand the position Netherton were in.
“I’m just happy for a lovely bunch of players who have worked so hard for their success and we certainly have a good test ahead of us next season.”
Before then Saints complete their memorable campaign tomorrow night (Wednesday) when entertaining Premiership runners-up Newmarket Town Ladies at ProEdge Westwood Road, 6.45pm.
Marjoram’s side, who have lost only once in the league all season, will be presented with the title following the final whistle.