Former Huddersfield Town striker Tom Denton is celebrating after helping North Ferriby United win promotion to the National League top flight.

The East Riding club are now one division off the Football League – 16 years after moving up from the Northern Counties East.

Top scorer Denton played a key role as North Ferriby beat AFC Fylde 2-1 after extra time in the National League North play-off final at their Grange Lane ground.

The 6ft 5in 26-year-old had scored his 21st goal of the season as Boston United were beaten 3-0 in the semi-final second leg to complete a 3-2 aggregate win.

North Ferriby finished runners-up to North champions Solihull Moors.

Denton, who was with Town from 2008-10 but failed to make a first-team appearance, joined North Ferriby from Worksop Town in 2014.

He played in last year’s Wembley FA Trophy triumph over Wrexham and has led the club goal chart in both seasons with them.

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Denton, a prominent Drakes Huddersfield League cricketer with Shepley, hitting 77 in their All Rounder Sykes Cup win over holders Barkisland on Sunday, joined Town from now-defunct Wakefield on a three-year contract in 2008.

He had loan spells at Woking, Wakefield and Cheltenham Town before agreeing a contract settlement in 2010.

Denton has also played for Mossley and Alfreton Town.

Maidstone United beat Ebbsfleet United on penalties in the South play-off final and go up alongside champions Sutton United.

FC Halifax Town, Altrincham, Kidderminster Harriers and Welling United have been relegated.

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Cheltenham Town and Grimsby Town are going up to League II with Dagenham & Redbridge and York City dropping down.