I ADMIRE James Norwood's football ability, but in my opinion his evening for Tranmere Rovers should have ended with the proverbial early bath.

They way he flattened Nathan McGinley was out of order and the countless replays on Sky Sports certainly ratified  this. Clearly pumped up for the game, Nors was a very lucky boy indeed.

We made life difficult when our own 'Mad Gav' Gunning was red-carded on 15 minutes for a petulant kick in the direction of Jay Harris after the Tranmere man had cleared him out.

However, I have total pride for my beloved Forest Green. No other words can describe my feelings after watching​ the boys perform such a magnificent rear-guard action in the first leg play-off semi at a hostile Prenton Park.

The team displayed skill, courage and ability in holding a strong Tranmere team at bay for 75 minutes with just 10 players, giving away just one goal.

It was 10 men v eleven with 9,000 fans urging on the home team and our play- off hopes were on the ropes.

Tranmere scored a wonder goal and dominated possession but ran into a Cotswold stone wall.

Our magnificent 10 heroes and more than 300 amazing fans kept going. We were denied a stonewall penalty when ex-FGR defender Manny Monthe brought Christian Doidge down.

Whatever happens in the second leg on Monday, our team has given us something to remember. Manager Mark Cooper was tactically astute, and the players responded as one unit. All on the field were leaders.