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Post-Match James Norwood (Promotion Final)

14 May 2018

Striker's reaction after scoring the winning goal at Wembley

James Norwood's 80th minute header sent Tranmere Rovers back into the EFL with his decisive strike in Rovers' 2-1 victory over Boreham Wood in the National League Promotion Final at Wembley Stadium on Saturday afternoon.

Rovers played 89 minutes (plus injury time) with 10 players, but battled hard and pulled off a stunning victory to regain the Football League status which was lost after relegation in 2015.

Norwood said that the team had to be patient for the chances given the man deficit, but he was confident that they would come and he was delighted to have scored.

"We knew we'd get a chance, it just had to go in. Everyone was amazing and it's full credit to our work ethic.

"We came here last time and lost but that only gave us more drive for this.

"We have a never say die attitude, we will go right until the bitter end and that showed.

"We soaked up so much pressure, it was incredible, and we knew that if we got one chance, we had to put it away and thankfully I did.

"The feeling when it went in was great, any goal is great but to score at the home of football when we had dug in for that long and to get promotion is just incredible."


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