Aylesbury United won their first trophy in 13 years after a thrilling 3-2 extra-time win over Hadley in the Premier Division Cup final on Wednesday night.
With seven minutes left and the Ducks trailing 2-1 Ben Baines left fly from 30 yards on the half-volley before Stacey Field sent the travelling fans into raptures with a tap-in just moments later to seal a first piece of silverware in more than a decade.
Delighted boss Tony Joyce said: “That was a pleasant way to finish the season.
“When Jack Wood (captain) lifted the cup we had a nice pitch invasion and celebration with the fans. There was a bit of dancing going on in the changing room.”
The scenes of jubilation were in stark contrast to earlier on in the game, though.
Hadley took a deserved lead but Paul Edgeworth grabbed an immediate equaliser just before half-time.
Joyce added: “The first 20 minutes they played the better football. We did it the hard way.
“Possibly nerves played a part. It’s cup football, though. There were mistakes out there but it’s all about winning.”
As is so often the case, top scorer Field grabbed a vital goal – his 45th of the season –to write his name into the history books.
And with promotion all but confirmed, Joyce added: “It’s not been a bad season has it?”