Halesowen Town are champions with 2-0 win at Belper Town

Halesowen Town are today celebrating being crowned champions after an impressive 0-2 win away to Belper Town.

The Yeltz topped the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League's Division One South with 91 points to seal promotion to the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League's Premier Division - the seventh tier in English football.

Bolstered by more than 100 travelling fans, Ben Haseley slotted home either side of half time at Christchurch Meadow.

It marks a tremendous turnaround for the club which has suffered debts, administration and fallouts.

It was seven years ago when problems began at the club and support unrest shifted the focus from the pitch to the boardroom.

Former owner and manager Morell Maison took over the club in 2007, but the club’s finances spiralled out of control and it was placed into administration the following the year.

Many supporters boycotted home games to air their grievances at the running of the club.

Godfrey and Graham Ingram pulled the club out of administration, but could not save the club from relegation. In 2011, businessman Steve Lynch took over the club before handing it over to a board of directors currently in charge.

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