Romford captain Kris Newby admitted it had been an emotional experience to lead the side to the FA Vase title at a sun-kissed Wembley Stadium on Saturday.

Hassan Nalbant and Sam Deering netted in quick succession early in the second half to put Boro in control, having had the better of the first period.

And Nalbant sealed an unforgettable 3-0 victory in stoppage time with a superb finish with the outside of his left foot, before Newby climbed the famous stairs to lift the trophy in front of the Royal Box.

"It's a dream to play at Wembley, let alone lift the cup and when the third goal went in I broke down in tears. I was in bits," he said.

"And to lift that with Lee [Hursit], our vice-captain, who has been here with us all the way through it, it's a moment that will live long in the memory.

"Probably the best day of my life, barring my children's birth."

Newby had been sent off in the opening minutes of their semi-final first-leg tie against Lincoln United, but was able to lead the side out at the national stadium and pleased to see them rise to the challenge.

"The occasion is so big and a lot of us haven't played here," he added.

"A couple of the guys have been fortunate enough to play here once or twice, but we knew it was going to be [cagey].

"We had a couple of chances, if we take them it may have settled the nerves, it didn't. But we came out second half and fortunately got the job done.

"I thought the referee had blown for a penalty on the second goal, I wasn't sure, and we broke away from it and scored, and I was half expecting - you see in the Premier League these days they go to VAR and you don't know what's going to happen.

"But as soon as the second one went in the pressure was off a little bit and it was just banking to see us over the line."

And having missed out in the Essex Senior League promotion final against Sporting Bengal United on Bank Holiday Monday, then lost the Errington Challenge Cup final to Stanway Rovers on Wednesday, Newby was delighted to claim victory at the weekend.

"We were all saying we were looking a bit Spursy!" he said.

"We had three cup finals in a week and lost the first two, but if anything that was an incentive not to lose today even more and we used that as fuel for the fire.

"We said we're not going to go out on a low, with the season we've had, we're going to make sure we do it today on the biggest stage of all."

As well as their place in history, success sees Boro add £45,000 to their club coffers.

And Newby highlighted the importance of that income, as they look to settle into their new home at Rookery Hill - where he previously played for East Thurrock United.

"It's massive, especially as we've just taken over at a new ground," he added.

"We've got to try and make that our home, those funds will help contribute towards that and make that a better place for our players and fans, to go and watch games. And the playing budget.

"At the moment it's volunteers and donations. [Spinks] does a lot of the work behind the scenes to pay the wages and it takes a lot of pressure off him and he can go and enjoy it a bit more next season hopefully."