Manager Morell Maison has made it a personal mission to get the Yeltz promoted from the BGB Premier Division after watching his team fall at the final hurdle last Saturday in agonising fashion.

The Yeltz went down 2-1 at Team Bath in the play-off final at Twerton Park after they conceded a last minute goal.

Town only qualified for the final following a memorable 2-1 win over Chippenham Town less than 48 hours earlier.

Maison felt hard done by that his players were forced to play such an important match with so little rest while the opposition had been been able to put their feet up since beating Bashley last Tuesday evening.

An angry Maison said: "We were kanckered.

"I just find it unfair that we were forced to play the final on Saturday even though we had played on the Thursday night in what turned out to be real tough game.

"I requested that the game should have been played this Saturday but was told no by the league officials.

"It was a shame for our players beacuse they gave their all on Thursday against Chippenham to get us to the final but were then unable to do themselves justice on Saturday.

"They were running on empty for the final 25 minutes, but I'm still extremely proud of the effort they have given me.

"I really believe if this game would have been played at any other time we would have won it and gained promotion.

"All this has done is fire me up even more and it's now a personal mission of mine to get Halesowen Town out of this division as champions because I really feel robbed at the moment."

Maison is not only determined to win a trophy for himself but also the supporters who left him speechless following their incredible support last Thursday, which saw 1,105 come through the Grove gates He said: "The fans have been brilliant since I arrived and they have been coming out in their numbers both home and away, but I must admit last Thursday against Chippenham left me utterly speechless.

"The noise and atmosphere they created on Thursday just took my breathe away.

"It was better than anything I ever witnessed at Kettering.

"When I arrived I was told the Grove is special place to be in the big games and I know that first hand now.

"It is something I will be looking to replicate next year when we go in hunt of the championship."