JOINT managers Ben Sadler and Paul Braithwaite hailed Wantage Town’s title glory – and have already turned their thoughts to next season.

The Hellenic League Premier Division champions will return to the South League with a point to prove.

They were relegated after finishing bottom two seasons ago, but Sadler believes they will be better equipped to compete next year.

“The players have been brilliant,” he said.

“It’s been a long hard road and Paul has been the most important signing I’ve made. I think we deserve this.

“When we have played the better sides in this league we’ve done well, and I’m sure they can make the step up.”

Braithwaite added: “It’s 17 years that I’ve been involved in management, 12 years in the Hellenic. This is what you do it for. We don’t get paid, but we are so passionate.”

At the other end, Ardley United face an anxious wait to learn their fate.

They dropped into the bottom three on the final day of the season, but chairman Ian Feaver is upbeat.

He said: “We’ve heard there will be one, maybe two, going down. Until that is official you never know, but my understanding is we’ll be OK.”

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They face Thornbury Town in the Bluefin Sports Supplementary Cup final at Thame United tomorrow, before their under 19s face Easington Sports in the Youth Knockout Cup on Sunday.