FA Vase finalists Thatcham Town have rewarded manager Danny Robinson with a two-year contract after a fantastic season at Waterside Park.

On top of leading the Kingfishers to Wembley on Sunday to face Stockton Town in Vase final (12.15pm), Robinson has also booked their ticket to the Southern League as champions of the Hellenic Premier Division.

Under the guidance of the former Alresford Town and Winchester City co-manager, Thatcham set an unbeaten record of 40 games in all competitions.

Robinson is the first manager in the Berkshire club’s 124-year history to sign contract terms.

Speaking on The FA website, Robinson, who worked in tandem with Tim Cole at both Alresford and Winchester, said: “To get promoted was always the main aim for us.

“Then with the Vase it’s just see how far you get, to get to the final will be the biggest game in the club’s history by a country mile.

“The squad’s brilliant, we trained this week at the Madejski Stadium. Reading were brilliant to let us have that and all the lads are bouncing, they can’t wait.

“17 of them have got one of the most memorable days in their lives really, let alone football.

“Around the town you see scarves, flags and everything, it’s surreal.

“You walk to get a pint of milk in the shop and you’re getting asked questions and everyone’s talking about Wembley. It’s absolutely amazing!

“Thatcham’s only really a dot on the map and to generate almost 5,000 supporters going up is phenomenal.”

Thatcham, a former Sydenhams Wessex League club, will be looking to join Wimborne Town, Winchester City and Sholing on the illustrious list of Vase winners.