MOUSEHOLE have completed another chapter on their remarkable rise up the football pyramid by clinching a place in next season’s Southern League.

The Seagulls made sure of the Western League premier division title on Saturday by beating Wellington 3-0 in front of 658 supporters at Trungle Parc.

Mousehole were well on their way inside the opening 30 minutes. Andy Elcock’s deflected shot broke the deadlock in the 15th minute and then former Newquay favourite Callam Mconie curled a superb left foot shot from 25 yards into the top corner of the net to make it 2-0 after 28 minutes.

Mousehole managed the second half well and sealed victory nine minutes from time with a goal from another ex-Newquay player Hayden Turner.

They needed them because second placed Saltash United were 4-0 winners over Shepton Mallet and finished only two points behind.

Manager Jake Ash was thrilled by the club’s latest success and told the Voice on Monday: “We certainly celebrated properly. I’m feeling the pace today.”

South West Peninsula League secretary Phil Hiscox issued a statement saying: “Congratulations to Mousehole on promotion.

“They are the third former SWPL club to reach that level in the past two seasons, and fifth in all, but the first from Cornwall.”

He added: “In 2007 they bent over backwards to join Step 7, sorting out the  dressing rooms etc to scrape in.

“They had some low finishes in following years but this is proof that sticking in there has its rewards.”