It’s not everyday that you get to play at the best stadium in England – but to end your time with your club by lifting the FA Vase – must be a dream come true – as we caught up with Thatcham Town’s defender Lewis Brownhill after their triumph at Wembley Stadium last Sunday.
“It was a great day all round, walking out at Wembley was a dream come true and to win made it all that bit more special.
“It topped off a great season for the club. We started the season with the main aim of promotion, this was achieved becoming champions on the last day.
“The FA Vase was a bonus, before the quarter finals Wembley was a pipe dream, but when we beat beat Bromsgrove Sporting at Waterside Park it started become more than a dream.
“I think Stockton started the better if I’m honest but after the adrenaline went we started to use our width. As the game went on I thought we could have had a couple more, hitting the bar and missing a few chances. The last 10 minutes was hard but as we found out before the game, we have the best defence at step 5 so we knew we could get that all important clean sheet.
“It was my last game for Thatcham as I am due to move to Lincoln in the summer. I would like to thank everyone at the club from the Chairman, the manager, the staff, the volunteers and most of all the players. It’s been a pleasure and I wish them all the best in the future.”