Non-League Finals Day Blog: FA Trophy & FA Vase Finals at Wembley Stadium

It’s finally here after a long and hard season, it’s Non-League Finals Day at Wembley Stadium.

The FA Trophy Final sees Brackley Town take on Bromley whilst it’s Stockton Town versus Thatcham Town in the FA Vase final.

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15:45 Players from both sides are out and warming up…

15:30: …and now it is time for Brackley Town versus Bromley Town in the FA Trophy Final

Congratulations to Thatcham Town on winning the FA Vase.

FULL-TIME: Thatcham Town WIN the FA Vase!

13:55: Thatcham Town sub: Ashleigh James for Tom Mellewdew

1342: Stockton Sub: 18 – Jemel Johnson on for 20 – Jordan Brown

1341: Stockton Sub: 14 – Sonni Coleman on for 15 – Chris Stockton

1340: Was it over the line!? TV replays suggest it wasn’t!

1333: CHANCE! A well worked ball down the wing by Blayley who cut in side, squared it to Elliot who tried to flick the ball home but to no avail.

13:32: In action shot!

13:25: WIDE! Elliot with a shot wide of the mark for Thatcham Town.

13:24: BOOKING! James Ward in the referee’s notebook for a foul int he middle of the park.

13:23: Shot dragged wide by Woodhouse. CLOSE!

13:20 A melee in the Thatcham penalty area with Stockton looking dangerous but a shot from Woodhouse is blocked. Loud penalty appeals from Stockton but waved away.

13:17 The players are now entering the field of play for the start of the second-half.

13:03: HALF-TIME – Stockton Town 0-1 Thatcham Town

12:59: Free kick in a dangerous area for Thatcham.. Initial shot against the wall, then the follow up tests Arthur in the Stockton goal who saves well.

12:56: Thatcham’s Ekow Elliot tries a spectacular effect from 45 yards, comfortably over the bar.

12:40: Stockton Town 0-1 Thatcham Town – Thatcham lead through a Shane Cooper-Clark penalty.

12:35: CHANCE! Stockton with a long ball over, it’s clipped over the keeper but put behind for a corner, which comes to nothing.

12:27: Both sides been vocal during the opening 15 minutes.

12:26: Ekow Elliot drags a shot just wide of Michael Arthur’s post.

12:19: An interesting start to the game with both sides trying, within look to penetrate each other.

Stockton Town 0-0 Thatcham Town

12:15: Kick-off: Stockton Town kicking from left to right and Thatcham Town in blue and white vertical stripes are kicking from right to left.

12:10: The National Anthem is belted out!


11:00: We are in the media suite ready and raring to go.

09:38: We’ve arrived and parked up.

09:21: The office awaits…

9:18: Not long now…

8:00am: The A1 is littered with roadworks making the journey a bit longer (time-wise) than expected but ETA of 9:30 ready for breakfast.

6:10am: We finally set off on the 180-mile journey to Wembley.

5:30am: Alarm goes off (snoozed twice!), then it’s time to get up. Our chauffeur for the day is Bud who will be joining up for the day. He’s stayed at our house just so he’s not late (He’s always late!!!).

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