Wrexham win FA Trophy

Wrexham beat Grimsby 4-1 in a penalty shoot out at Wembley to win the FA Trophy.

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A short guide to the FA Trophy

Here are a few facts about the trophy Wrexham are hoping to bring back to Wales this afternoon.

  • introduced in 1969
  • designed as a knock-out competition for non-league clubs with the incentive of a Wembley appearance for finalists
  • moved to Villa Park in 2000 while Wembley was closed
  • returned to the new Wembley in 2007 and the competition was the first final to be played there
  • York City beat Newport County 2-0 to win the trophy last year
  • winners receive £50,000 and runner-up £25,000 from the FA prize fund
  • Wrexham is the third Welsh club to reach the final after Newport County in 2012 and Bangor City in 1984

First Minister tweets his support

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Best of luck to @wrexham_fc today - Dragons' first visit to Wembley - huge achievement! #COYR #FATrophy

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Best of luck to @wrexham_fc at Wembley today. Bring back the FA Trophy to Wales.

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Morning @officialgtfc & @wrexham_fc fans! Despite the weather today's game at Wembley is definitely on. Who's already on their way?

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Clubs wish Wrexham good luck

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@wrexham_fc best of luck for the big match, hopefully your day will go as well as ours has today !

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@wrexham_fc @wrexhamfan good luck today and enjoy the day Wembley is something special Safe journey from us all @ncfctrust

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