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They really are the Main men, after completing their first season in existence without losing a league game and winning the league and cup double.

Now, Denaby Main FC are preparing for the ‘big time’ of the Premier Division next season - and hope to do it all again.

“We set up the team to get Saturday football back to Tickhill Square,” Denaby’s Andrew Nota said.

“We needed to help our club’s juniors, and give them somewhere to play when they’re too old for the Under-16s.

“We didn’t know it would end up like this. We’ve done a lot better than we ever could have expected.

“But the hard work starts now - we’re moving up a level, and a lot of clubs are competing for the same players.”

Eight of the squad which started the season are still part of the team, and Andrew reckons the squad can call upon a roster of around 20 players for games.

“It probably helps that we’re winning games,” he smiles.

“If we were getting tanked 6-0 every week, it might be a bit more difficult!

“But the spirit the boys have is amazing. We were 3-1 down to Hemsworth, who finished second. But we battled back to draw 3-3.”

Main’s promotion means they will renew old rivalries with Denaby United in the Premier Division - and club secretary Jonathan Scott will lock horns with his brother Ryan, who plays for his club’s biggest rivals.

“That should be interesting,” Jonathan smiles.

“It’ll be good to have a bit of sibling rivalry! And it’s one of the reasons we’re looking forward to the Premier Division.

“Hopefully we can keep our team together and challenge again.”

Main added the Division One KO Cup to their league success, and Scott added: “Next season will be a lot harder, of course.

“It is now our second season - we’re not unknown anymore, and people know what to expect from us.

“We can’t win, really - unless we do another league and cup double!”