Northern Counties East League vote in Dronfield

Dronfield Town v Glapwell
Dronfield Town v Glapwell

Central Midlands champions Dronfield have been accepted into the Northern Counties East League set up.

Town will start next season in Division One alongside teams such as Dinnington Town, Grimsby Borough and Derbyshire neighbours Shirebrook.

The club applied for a place after achieving unprecedented success over the last decade which has seen them work their way up the football pyramid.

Dronfield, under manager Craig Butler (pictured), claimed the league title on the last day of the season with an emphatic 6-0 win over Easington United.

Just 12 months previously the club suffered heartbreak when they lost out on the league to Westella.