Interim Wealdstone boss Sam Cox reflected on a whirlwind season with elation as the Stones secured their National League status for another season with a brilliant 3-2 comeback win at Oldham on Saturday.

As the curtain came down on another season, Cox’s men needed a result to guarantee their safety and hope those around them faltered, ultimately ending up four points clear of the drop.

“Absolutely elated to say the least. It’s been a long old season for these boys,” Cox told the club’s media channel.

“Two changes of management is never easy at any level. The character they’ve shown, especially over these last five games where everyone pretty much counted us out, especially after that loss that we took to Boreham Wood at their place.

"Not many people banked on us to stay in this division and since being given this opportunity to manage this club these boys have been outstanding. I’m so proud of each and every one of them.

"I just said I can look each and every one of them in their eyes whether they’ve started, been on the bench, been in the squad or been out injured, everyone has given nothing but positive vibes and given their absolute everything to ensure we have National League status next year.”

On the game itself, Cox was looking for a reaction from his team in the second half after going a goal down early and touched on what was said at the break.

“I was honest with them and said that it was the best football we’ve played in possession I’ve seen since being back at the club,” he added.

“Regardless of the result, much like the Dorking game – stay calm. Keep doing what you’re doing, stick to the structure.

"We have a way that we want the boys to play. We’re not going to change and I’m not going to change the way I do things. I’ve got to be almost a vessel of what they do on the pitch. I’ve got stay clam and I’ve got to tell the boys to be brave to still get on the ball, engage their press, which we did fantastically.

"I thought they were so brave to get on the ball and ensuring we keep our style above all. If we’re going to go down, we’re going to go down doing to the right way and they did exactly that. They carried on playing, they trusted the process, and, in the end, you get your results.

"We maybe could've been more clinical but that’s been a theme of the season. We know that, but if you keep pounding the rock eventually it’ll give way, so the boys thoroughly deserve the result.”

Jack Young, Sam Bowen and Mason Barrett were on target as Stones secured their safety, while Boreham Wood were relegated alongside Kidderminster Harriers, Dorking Wanderers and Oxford City.