SAINTS players took on their first lap of honour for more than a year last night.

And there was a real delight on their faces as they stopped in front of the West Stand to hear strains of Championes, Championes, Light up my Senses and club anthem Oh When the Saints ring out.

After the match coach Kristian Woolf said: "Having the fans back was outstanding.

"Hearing the reception when the players ran out for their warm-up and seeing all the smiles on their faces made the hairs stand up on your back.

"Also the terraces singing the songs, it was outstanding to have that back - to actually hear it and feel it reminds us of how much we missed it.

"It was great seeing people walk across the bridge and into the ground and it was great that we could put a good performance on for them."