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“Man of the match” Jarra ecstatic with Vase triumph!

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.”

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