Midfielder Alan McCormack celebrated promotion and said that justified his decision to join Northampton Town.
He revealed he had done his homework on the club and manager Keith Curle when signing last summer, and was keen to become a Cobbler.
"You always have a feeling about managers and clubs and I spoke to a few people about Northampton Town before I joined. From the response I had, I had a good feeling about this club and the manager," he said.
"We changed things a little over the season and we found a way to win. Football is all about winning, you can play the prettiest football in the world but if you lose games people lose their jobs, it is about winning and we found our way.
"The semi final win at Cheltenham gave us belief, we knew Exeter would be difficult to play and we had to be careful that we hadn't peaked at Cheltenham. It can sometimes be hard to reproduce that energy level a second time a week later but we did that and we did a very professional job.
"We scored early on Monday and it could have been three or four by half time.
"Overall we thoroughly deserved the win and winning 4-0 at Wembley is something to be treasured, not many teams manage that in a final."