Craig Edwards hails promoted Billericay Town

Billericay Town manager Craig Edwards has praised his side's resilience after they won the Ryman Premier title.

Defender Chris Wild fell through a balcony in pre-season and goalkeeper Nicky Morgan was temporarily paralysed in October .

"We've had so much adversity, we've overcome everything," said Edwards, whose side will play in the Blue Square Bet South next season.

"We've been top since mid-October, and it is the hardest place to be."

He told BBC Radio Essex: "We've gone 16 games unbeaten, there is an unbelievable spirit among this bunch of boys, and long may it continue."

Billericay sealed the title with a 2-2 draw at Margate after a lengthy tussle at the top with rivals AFC Hornchurch and Lowestoft Town.