Bede's Alumnus James Norwood Scores Winning Goal at Wembley


Congratulations to Bede’s alumnus James Norwood, who scored the winning goal at Wembley on Saturday against Boreham Wood, to take Tranmere Rovers back into the Football League after three seasons languishing in the doldrums of non-league football. 

In a dramatic match which saw Rovers play for 89 minutes with ten men only to lose another player early on to an injury caused by a bottle thrown from the crowd, Norwood finally gave their fans something to celebrate with his winning goal in the 80th minute.

Norwood also had a hand in the first goal, which came shortly after Tranmere went down to 10 men following a red card. Andy Cook got on the end of Norwood’s cross to head in a goal which gave the side hope, but Boreham Wood equalised deep into injury time at the end of the first half.

Having used all their substitutions, the Rovers fans endured a nail-biting second half before Norwood sealed victory for the Rovers, whose fans endured heartbreak last season when they lost at Wembley to Norwood’s old club Forest Green in the National League promotion final. 

Saturday’s win came 10 years after Norwood scored for England Schools at Wembley against France. Norwood, who was in Dicker House, also captained St Bede’s in the England Schools FA Trophy which they won in the same year. 

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