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The Mariners suffered Wembley heartache for the first time after losing out to Wrexham in a dramatic penalty shootout. 

24 March 2020

24th March 2013

FA Trophy Final

Grimsby Town (Cook 70) 1-1 Wrexham (Thornton - pen 81 WREXHAM win 1-4 on penalties.

The Mariners suffered Wembley heartache for the first time after losing out to Wrexham in a dramatic penalty shootout. 

Town had gone ahead in the 71st minute when Colbeck sprinted down the right and crossed to Andy Cook, who saw his first shot parried by Chris Maxwell before sidefooting in when the ball came back to him. 

But Wrexham levelled from a penalty awarded with nine minutes remaining when Dean Keates was brought down by Shaun Pearson and Kevin Thornton converted. 

Wrexham became the first Welsh club to lift the Trophy after a 4-1 penalty shootout victory. Johnny Hunt scored the Welsh side’s winning penalty after Sam Hatton and Richard Brodie missed kicks for the Mariners.

Town: McKeown, Hatton, Thomas, Pearson, Miller, Colbeck, Disley, Artus, Cook, Hannah, Marshall. Subs: Brodie, Devitt, Wood, Thanoj, John-Lewis.

Wrexham: Maxwell, Stephen Wright, Riley, Harris, Danny Wright, Ormerod, Morrell, Keates, Hunt, Westwood, Thornton. Subs: Coughlin, Cieslewicz, Clarke, Ogleby, Little.


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