HARROGATE Town beat Notts County 3-1 in the Vanarama National League play-off final to claim a place in the English Football League for the first time in their history.

Goals from George Thomson and Connor Hall put the North Yorkshire side into a commanding lead during a first half at Wembley in which they also hit the woodwork through Aaron Martin.

Callum Roberts gave County hope early in the second half but Jack Diamond settled the contest 20 minutes from time before veteran Jon Stead hit the post late on.

Harrogate will now be in League Two alongside Southend United next season, meaning the two sides will meet for the first time in their history.