Dagenham & Redbridge goal heroes Paul Benson and Jon Nurse spoke of their pride after the narrow 3-2 League Two play-off final win over Rotherham.
Benson opened the scoring in the 38th minute at Wembley, but Ryan Taylor equalised almost immediately for the Millers.
The Daggers then restored their lead on 56 minutes via Danny Green's low effort, but Taylor added his second five minutes later before Nurse got the eventual winner on 70 minutes.
Hailing the Daggers' efforts, Benson told Sky Sports: "It was very, very hard.
"I'm just so proud of everyone, the whole team, the whole squad, everyone connected with Dagenham & Redbridge has got a lot to be very proud of today.
"I'm just delighted, absolutely delighted."
Nurse was equally pleased to have netted the winner which meant Dagenham reached League One for the first time in their history.
He said: "It's a massive day for me, it's a proud moment, but everyone at this football club, we've grafted from day one, we've been tremendous today."