Canvey Island-based Concord Rangers have won promotion to the Blue Square Bet South after a nail-biting Ryman…..
…..League Premier Division play-off final victory against Lowestoft Town at Crown Meadow on Bank Holiday Monday afternoon.
The winning goal came 5 minutes from time when Leon Gordon headed home Ben Greenhalgh’s cross and the Beachboys had to endure 7 minutes of added time before the referee’s final whistle sparked celebration among the visiting fans and players – while there was desolation for the home fans as Lowestoft lost out in their third successive play-off in front of a terrific crowd of 2,490.
The Trawlerboys had cancelled out Steve King’s 11th minute opener with Scott Mitchell’s 20th minute equaliser during a first half that the hosts mostly dominated.
But they struggled to create chances after the break and Rangers ultimately deserved their `double` success after winning the Ryman League Cup earlier in the season.