TRANMERE hero James Norwood dedicated victory over Boreham Wood at Wembley to the Super White Army who roared Rovers to promotion.

The Eastbourne raised striker set up Andy Cook for the opener before headed home a dramatic winner just nine minutes from time that catapulted the Whites back into the Football League.

It sparked wild scenes of celebration on the pitch as Tranmere ended their three-year stint in non-league football with a performance of honest grit and determination.

Speaking to the press after the match, Norwood said: "I took a little bit of time out to sit on the field to watch the lads celebrate and I just started crying.

"When I signed for the club, it was all about promotion.

When the other lads signed, it was all about promotion.

"We thought we could do it last year and fell at the last hurdle.

"We made it so difficult for ourselves, but we just dug in.

"We said in the press on Friday that we'd just die for each other today in order to get promotion and I think a few of the lads were close to death.

"We just put everything into that game and we knew the chance would come for us. It came and it went in – we’re in League Two.

"We spoke on the way down about how we cannot lose today, no matter what happened. We could not lose here again and spend another season in the conference."

A crowd of over 16,000 witnessed the drama, more than three quarters of which were Rovers’ supporters, who provided the type of noise you would expect for an FA Cup final, not a National League fixture.

"They kept us in there. We could have gone under. We went one-nil up shortly after the red card. You can’t let 10-15,000 people down again,” said Norwood.

"Things got tough for us. We were under the kosh for the majority of the game. We held firm and it was because of them.

“More than ever in those last eight or nine minutes when we were just clinging on for dear life they were there. Everything’s for them.”

In a further assessment of the season as a whole, the fans favourite dubbed ‘Lord Norwood’ was honest in his summary of their eventual success.

He said: “We had a slow start and lost the league to Macclesfield deservedly so. We knew we were going to make the play-offs and then made hard work of that.

“Just everything about it we did the Tranmere way.”