Posted: Sun 22nd May 2022

Updated: Sun 22nd May

Wrexham lose 1-0 in FA Trophy final at Wembley for people living in or visiting the wrexham area

Around 20,000 Wrexham fans were joined by club custodians Ryan and Rob at the FA Trophy Final at Wembley.

Coachloads of fans left Wrexham early this morning and despite issues on motorways took over the Wembley area and stadium.

Early pressure from the Reds, wearing white for the historic game, was balanced by Bromley in a mainly docile first half. A long range punt from Mullin five minutes into the second bounced just over the bar as the tie spluttered into life with the town looking to move the ball quicker.

Cheek drew a smart save from Dibble in the 56th minute, the first real test for either keeper in the game, with another shot palmed away seconds later.

Mullin went close

Mullin went close

A 63rd minute break saw Corey Whitely exploit defensive space running in behind, and then square to an open Micheal Cheek who calmly placed the ball into the back of the Wrexham net.

Dibble and Cleworth kept Wrexham in the game as Bromley looked to kill the tie off during the next ten minutes, with one superb block stopping Cheek from doubling his tally.

Wrexham left it late to hit their stride with a flurry of shots in the last few minutes, a superb save by Balcombe prevented a certain Palmer equaliser. Another chance went begging, and moments later deep in added time Wembley erupted as Hyde got the ball in the net, only for a flag to rule it out for offside.

Club Captain Luke Young reacted to the result after the final whistle, “Credit to Bromley, credit to everyone, they got over the line we did not.

“It was an even affair, a game of few chances. We started the second half well, but you have to take your chances and unfortunately they scored.”

Focus now moves to the huge play off semi-final tie at the weekend that could secure another London final – this time at the London Stadium.

Young added, “We take it on the chin and we go again. It will hurt dont get me wrong, when you lose a cup final it is hard but our goal this year is promotion , and we have the opportunity to do that.

“It was nice to have this game so we didn’t have a two week break before the playoff, but now we have the biggest game of the season.

“Two wins get us promoted. We will be ready Saturday.”

Top image – a dejected Paul Mullin after the final whistle.

Ryan explains football to Mr Beckham


Some tweets from today can be found below…

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