Baboucarr Jarra will go down in Wembley record books as man of the match after he helped Thatcham Town lift the magical FA Vase trophy- after narrowly defeating Stockton Town.
A first half penalty from Spencer Cooper-Clarke- his 62nd of the campaign was enough to see the Hellenic Premier Division side to victory.
Jarra is still on cloud nine, “What a day!! A moment to never forget. It started feeling very real when the coach pulled Up into Wembley and i saw so many greats plastered on each pillar in the parking zone.
“Walking into the pitch with my brothers (teammates) pre match just to get a feel of the pitch and surroundings was the last of my nerves because i knew the next time i step on the pitch will be to kick a ball which always settles my nerves.
“From after the warm to walking out to hearing the national anthem and seeing so many people there was a bit of a blur to me. Once i heard the whistle blow for kickoff and the crowd cheered, its felt like something clicked and i was back aware of everything going on.
“I knew there was no hiding infront of thousands and on live tv so the game cannot pass me by. I thoroughly enjoyed myself throughout the game minus when i started cramping up with five to go. Seeing my family and friends in the crowd was emotional but thats what its all about.
“Playing at Wembley is a dream for most, achieving that dream and winning a national competition is unreal. Personally Receiving the man of the match award at the home of football is something i will always talk about. All of this wouldn’t have happened without my teammates and seeing all our hardwork end in such a brilliant way will stay without forever.”