• Boreham Wood 1-2 Tranmere Rovers
• Tranmere triumph in play-off final despite first-minute sending off
After three years enduring the purgatory of non-league football, Tranmere Rovers will return to League Two next season after beating Boreham Wood in a National League promotion play-off final that was mired in controversy from its opening minute.
Despite going a man down after less than 60 seconds, Tranmere dug deep enough to prevail by the odd goal in three. Having lost another of their players to an injury that appeared to be caused by a bottle thrown from the Boreham Wood end, few would begrudge them their win. Tranmere, who were beaten in last year’s final to Forest Green, ultimately proved more streetwise than comparative minnows who were probably punching above their weight.