Reunited: the Carlisle United team who went to Wembley for the 1995 Football League Trophy final

The Carlisle United team which made its way to Wembley in the 1990s has reunited to celebrate the 25th anniversary of their appearance at the national stadium.

In 1995 The Blues had a successful season. They won the old Third Division and reached the final of the Football League Trophy.

The match ended in defeat, with Birmingham City winning 0-1 after extra time.

It was the first time though that a Blues squad had made their way to Wembley and the team has become iconic to United fans.

At the weekend almost the whole squad gathered with fans in Carlisle. This celebration was due to take place last year to mark 25 years since the final but this was delayed until 2021 because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

For some it was the first time meeting up with their old team mates in more than two decades, with many saying they had fond memories of their time in Cumbria.

With the team currently struggling, it was a reminder of happier times for The Blues.

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