Published: 08:00, 12 May 2014 |
Updated: 10:37, 12 May 2014
Dover boss Chris Kinnear was soaked through but not even the drenching he got from the torrential rain during the Skrill South promotion final presentation ceremony could put a dampener on the occasion.
Whites beat Ebbsfleet 1-0, to register their third win from three matches against their Kent rivals this season and clinch promotion to the Skrill Premier, but Kinnear admitted the victory that completed the memorable hat-trick hadn't been a pretty one.
He said: "'l'll be honest and say it wasn't the greatest of games. The wind and rain played a huge part it that.
"You can also throw into the mix that there was two very, very nervous sides out there - there is no doubt about that.
"It was edgy and tight but that wasn't a surprise given what was at stake.
"But saying that, my lads have got used to winning at this business end of the season and they were confident they could win.
"They know how to (win) even when they don't play well."
But winning promotion, something Kinnear had now done three times with Dover, doesn't mean he'll sit back and relax for a while - far from it.
He said: "All the club can enjoy this moment, but what happened in this game is in the past now.
"We got to start thinking about the future now and it's all about taking that next step forward.
"This is when the really hard work starts."
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