2013 FA Trophy Final

The 2013 FA Trophy Final was the 44th final of the Football Association's cup competition for levels 5–8 of the English football league system. The match was contested between Grimsby Town and Wrexham. Neither team had been in the final before and it was Wrexham's first visit to Wembley Stadium in their 149-year history.

Grimsby Town defeated Buxton, Havant & Waterlooville, Welling United, Luton Town and Dartford en route to the Final.

Wrexham defeated Rushall Olympic, Solihull Moors, Sutton United, Southport and Gainsborough Trinity en route to the Final.


The final of the 2013 FA Trophy played between Wrexham and Grimsby Town ended with the former team winning over the latter 4–1 in a penalty shoot-out with both the teams having drawn in the normal time of 90 minutes. Grimsby Town led over Wrexham with a solitary goal scored by Andy Cook in the 71st minute, but Wrexham equalised as captain Keates was fouled inside the box and Kevin Thornton scored the resulting penalty spot-kick. In the ensuing extra time both the teams failed to score leading to a penalty shoot-out. The spot kicks from Adrian Cieslewicz, Danny Wright, Chris Westwood and finally Johnny Hunt, led to Wrexham's victory.



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