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|Boreham Wood 1-2 Tranmere: Rovers back in League Two after three-year absence
| sbobet asian Tranmere Rovers overcame a first-minute red card to beat Boreham Wood 2-1 in the National League play-off final. James Norwood's late header clinched Rovers' return to the EFL, a year after they were beaten at the same stage by Forest Green. They played almost all of the game with 10 men after Liam Ridehalgh was sent off inside the first minute for a rash challenge on Ricky Shakes.
Andy Cook headed Tranmere ahead five minutes later and although Boreham Wood hit back through Bruno Andrade in first-half stoppage time, Norwood's header sealed victory for Micky Mellon's side. Tranmere were dealt a major blow after just 48 seconds when defender Ridehalgh was shown a straight red card for his two-footed challenge on Boreham Wood's Ricky Shakes.
But Mellon's side were undeterred and took the lead five minutes later. Norwood dinked in an excellent cross from the left and strike partner Cook leapt above his marker to power home an unstoppable header. Mellon made a tactical switch soon after, replacing winger Larnell Cole with teenage defender Eddie Clarke, before Boreham Wood threatened for the first time. sbobet asian
Andrade's shot after a mazy run into the penalty area was deflected wide and David Stephens' header from the resulting corner was blocked. Boreham Wood, who beat AFC Fylde and Sutton earlier in the play-offs after finishing fourth in the table, went in search of an equaliser, but on-loan Watford forward Michael Folivi's shot was comfortably saved by Tranmere goalkeeper Scott Davies.
Mellon sacrificed his other winger, Josh Ginnelly, when sending on Connor Jennings just after the half-hour mark and was then forced to field his last remaining substitute before the interval. Rovers defender Richie Sutton went off injured in first-half stoppage time and was replaced by Jay Harris. sbobet asian