Croydon Athletic manager Tim O'Shea says his side's entertaining and goalscoring football earned them the Ryman Division One South title this season.

The Rams clinched top spot and promotion to the Ryman Premier with a 0-0 draw at nearest rivals Folkestone Invicta last Tuesday and will be given the trophy after tomorrow's match with Ramsgate.

So far they have scored 90 league goals this season, eight more than next highest scorers Worthing, with strikers Gary Noel, Gareth Williams and Ben Godfrey accounting for more than half of them.

"The goals we scored were the difference," said O'Shea.

"We have scored 90 and Folkestone 54 so in fairness that's why maybe we deserved to go up.

"We probably entertained and played more free flowing football than them.

"I think Kingstonian went up last year and had the top scorer in their team and I am pleased for Gary to receive the golden boot, it's thoroughly deserved.

"Gareth has come in and shown his experience when we needed it and Ben has chipped in at the business end of the season.

"It is a massive achievement for the club and the first time it has been in the Ryman Premier and that's fantastic.

"I won seven championships in my time as a player and I have told our players that everyone is as special as the other.

"I am really pleased for Mazhar Majeed and Roy Price who fund the club as along with Dean Fisher and David LeCluse they supported of us all season."

Folkestone were deducted 10 points in February for agreeing a Company Voluntary Agreement with their creditors, a deduction without which they would have topped the league, but O'Shea was not sympathetic.

"I have no sympathy whatsoever," he said.

"We have carried the burden this year of everybody guessing what our budget is and that has stuck with us from day one through no fault of our own.

"Whether or not it is true our club is run right and they were deducted those points because they overspent.

"Rules are rules and they are there for a reason.

"We have had a fair amount of stick and unwarranted second guessing in relation to what we have.

"Players have been coming to us for the right reasons while others say they have come for the money.

"They should be getting more credit than what they have got."