RYLANDS secured promotion to the North West Counties League Premier Division in stunning fashion today - and some of the best-known names in English football were on hand to congratulate them.

Their 5-0 win at Stone Old Alleynians sealed the First Division South title in their first season since being accepted into this level.

Word of their triumph reached England's all-time record goalscorer, whose agent Paul Stretford is the owner of Rylands Recreation Club.

Now with DC United in America's Major League Soccer, the ex-Manchester United star was keen to convey his congratulations.

 Rooney was not the only England star keen to recognise the achievement of Stuart Wellstead and Dave McNabb's side.

Current England stars Harry Maguire and Jack Butland were also in touch, as was England women's team strike Toni Duggan.

Jay White scored twice as Blues ran riot in Staffordshire, with further goals coming from Tom Freeman, Andy Scarisbrick and Ste Wolhulter.