Not since Boxing Day has a Tranmere Rovers supporter set foot inside Prenton Park, but that all changed last night and fans have been sharing their experiences.

With the Covid Roadmap moving forward, around 3,400 members of the Super White Army were back in their place of worship to witness their beloved team take on Morecambe in the promotion playoffs semi-final first leg.

The result might not have gone as they had hoped - a 2-1 defeat that leaves Ian Dawes men with it all to do in the second leg on Sunday, but just being back in the famous old ground and seeing familiar faces was enough for many.

The Globe asked supporters to share their experiences of the occasion this morning and we've had plenty of response, each with their own story to tell.

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Time-served supporter Danny Sadler (picture above left) said: "Great to be back with the lads I’ve sat with the past 20 years"

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Leon Kearney had a plumb view in the middle of the Kop.

He said: "Really good atmosphere, fans stayed with the team the whole game. Relaxed stewarding was great too.

"Result could've been better of course, but being back at Prenton Park was the medicine we all needed after the last 14 months. Sometimes you have to look at the bigger picture."

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James Larkin was back in the ground with his boys. He said: "Great to be back and support the lads."

Shaun Fitzsimmons added: "Decent atmosphere, much better than the Christmas games. Main disappointment was no refreshments however in Town End of Main Stand."

Tranmere fan Graham said: "Was great to be back, especially for a big game with a great atmosphere. Disappointing scoreline but still got hope going into the second leg."

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Catherine Cliff wrapped up warm for the evening, but had no regrets about going.

She said: "It was cold, it was wet, it was frustrating, it was beautiful. 100% the Tranmere I know and love.

"Nothing to lose on Sunday (if you know what I mean). Need to throw everything we've got at them."

Veteran supporter, Paul Andrew Wait, added: "Great to be back but also to see TRFC supporters in both the Kop and the Cowsheds where I used to go 54 years ago."

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For Will O'Neill, returning to Prenton Park has been a positive step forward after experiencing some significant life moments, both good and bad.

He said: "467 days since my last match. I've got engaged and lost my Mum since.

"Just felt great to celebrate a goal and chat with the lads over a pint afterwards. Just a step towards normality.

"I am as hoarse as ever after a match. Nice to take my mind off things for a few hours."

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Unfortunately, not everyone had a good outcome. Supporter Tom Capper travelled up from Nottingham for the match and got stuck in traffic. He arrived 45 minutes late only to find out that he couldn't get into the stadium.

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Robert Topham had a seat where the away supporters are normally situated.

He said: "I was sat in the Cowsheds, was well organised but still relaxed which was nice.

"Of course would have loved to be bunched together to enhanced the atmosphere but just grateful to be back.

"Great work by the club all round, better days are coming."

Pamela-Jay added: "Absolutely amazing to be back! The 6-year-old and I have lost our voices this morning from screaming at The ref/linesman/Morecambe players (bottlers and cheats) and from singing SWA and Tequila through the whole game.

"Atmosphere was much better than Boxing Day!"

Twitter user @loneranger0714 said: "Life felt normal again, makes you realise how much Tranmere and friends mean to me."

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One supporter who didn't manage to get a ticket was away game regular Mark Houghton. But when the club advertised for extra turnstile operators in exchange for entry to the match, he jumped at the chance.

Although there was a clear incentive for him to take on the role, Mark confessed to actually loving the job.

He said: "It was great, well organised by club. Great speaking to fans on arrival who were all delighted to be back at Prenton Park, and excited about the game.

"I would encourage anyone who has spare time before a game to offer their services!"

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The season may be coming to an end, but for this group of supporters, a taste of what life is like back at the match is just what they needed.

Who knows, if Rovers can overturn the 2-1 scoreline in the second leg they may yet have a trip to Wembley to look forward to on Bank Holiday Monday.