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  • Hello and welcome to this Daily Echo blog covering this afternoon's FA Trophy final between Gosport Borough and Cambridge United.
  • Here are the line-ups:
  • Gosport Borough: Nathan Ashmore, Lee Molyneaux, Andy Forbes, Jamie Brown (captain), Brett Poate, Sam Pearce, Josh Carmichael, Danny Smith, Tim Sills, Justin Bennett, Michael Gosney.
  • Subs: Rory Williams, Dan Wooden, Ryan Scott, Adam Wilde, Dan Woodward.
  • Cambridge United: Will Norris, Greg Taylor, Josh Coulson, Ian Miller (captain), Ryan Donaldson, Tom Champion, Richard Tait, Liam Hughes, Luke Berry, Ryan Bird, Josh Gillies.
  • Subs: Kevin Roberts, Tom Bonner, Andy Pugh, Mitch Austin, Nathan Arnold.

4:56pm

That's it, Alex Pike's dream of becoming the first manager to lift the FA Vase and FA Trophy has ended, higher division Cambridge United eventually romping to a 4-0 Trophy victory at Wembley.

4:40pm

[4-0] penalty Luke Berry. Pugh was brought down as he was about to shoot. Berry stepped up to fire in the fourth. 

4:27pm

Gosport still under the cosh. Andy Pugh comes on as a sub for Cambridge and within a few minutes rifles in a shot that produces a good save from Nathan Ashmore.

4:23pm

3-0 to Cambridge United on the hour mark, and surely Gosport's dream is now over.

Again, Ryan Donaldson is the scorer after several of his colleagues had gone close.

 

4:15pm

ATT: 18,120 

4:14pm

[2-0] Ryan Donaldson. Gosport concede again as Ryan Bird tees up Donaldson and rifles home after getting away from his marker.

3:54pm

[1-0] Cambridge are ahead. Gosport trail but have had spells of good play. Ryan Bird's lobbed goal is the difference. 

3:51pm

[1-0] Cambridge take the lead through on-loan Portsmouth player Ryan Bird. A free-kick was defended well but Bird found himself in space after breaking the offside and lobbed Boro' 'keeper Nathan Ashmore.

2:38pm

Basingstoke Gazette:

The players warming up on the Wembley turf.

Basingstoke Gazette: The fans are taking their seats.

Basingstoke Gazette:

2:28pm

Basingstoke Gazette:

Fans arriving at Wembley for the biggest match in Gosport Borough history!

Basingstoke Gazette: These fans came all the way from New Zealand.

Basingstoke Gazette: Up the Boro!

Basingstoke Gazette:

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