The Ryman Football League
Published 7th May 2012
The Rocks secured their passage back into the league’s top flight at the second attempt after squeezing out Dulwich Hamlet 1-0 in front of an excellent crowd of 2,011.
Bognor made up for their bitter disappointment of a year earlier, when they missed the title by a single goal and lost at home to Dulwich in the play-off semi-final, by beating the same opponents in the Division One South final to regain Premier status after a two-year absence.
Centre back Stuart Axten headed the goal for Rocks in front of the biggest crowd for any Ryman League game this season.
Bognor's other hero was keeper Craig Stoner. He dived to push away a second half penalty by Sanchez Ming to follow up his decisive save in the penalty shoot-out against Godalming Town in the semi-final.