City Old Boys Win On Penalties At Wembley

24 March 2013 05:46
City Old Boy News

Four Coventry City former players were involved in an FA Trophy Final victory this afternoon at Wembley Stadium.

Former City forward Andy Morrell, named himself in Wrexham's starting line up and included former City captain Stephen Wright and Kevin Thornton with former City youngster on the bench for the game against Grimsby Town.

There were no goals in the match when Morrell brought himself off and was replaced by Cieslewicz just after the hour mark.

In the 71st minute, Grimsby took the lead when a low Colbeck cross was fired home by Andy Cook at the second attempt.

Six minutes later, former City youngster Robert Ogleby came on for Wrexham, replacing Brett Ormerod.

He had been on the pitch for four minutes when Wrexham were awarded a penalty when Keates was tripped by Pearson. Former City, Sphinx and Nuneaton midfielder Kevin Thornton stepped up and scored to get the North Wales team level in front of a crowd of 35,266, the second biggest in FA Trophy history.

Thornton was substituted in the 88th minute before the match went into extra time.

That failed to produce any goals so the match went to penalties.

Cieslewicz scored for Wrexham before Hutton hit the post. Danny Wright put Wrexham 2-0 up, then Richard Brodie sent his spot kick high and wide. Wrexham scored again through Westwood as did Colbeck for Grimsby.

That left Johnny Hunt needing to score to give Wrexham the FA Trophy. He duly obliged and Wrexham won 4-1 on penalties after a 1-1 draw.














Source: Coventry MAD