Cambridge Break Gosports Dream to Claim FA Trophy
Cambridge United take the FA Trophy after a convincing 4-0 win against Gosport Borough at Wembley.
Josh Gillies grabbed the opener followed by a brace for Ryan Donaldson and finished with a penalty for Luke Berry.
Gosport started strong and looked the better side for the first 35 minutes with Nathan Ashmore keeping out shots from Ryan Bird and Josh Gillies.
Cambridge broke the deadlock seven minutes before half time as Josh Gilles lifted the ball over the defence for Ryan Bird to guide the ball over Ashmore who could not do anything about it.
Cambridge took their chance when it came and lead at the break despite Gosport being the better side overall and knocked the steam out of Gosport for the final seven minutes of the half.
In the second half Cambridge doubled their lead early on in the 50th minute Ryan Donaldson took down a great long pass by Ryan Bird and went round the keeper and slotted the ball in to double their lead.
On the hour mark Ryan Donaldson grabbed his second as Josh Gillies shot came off the post then pin balled around the box until it fell to Donaldson who struck it in to the bottom left hand corner.
Gosport had a claim for a penalty to give themselves a chance for a comeback but referee waved away appeals from the Gosport players.
Cambridge put the icing on the cake twelve minutes from time from the spot this time after Sam Pearce brought down Andy Pugh and Luke Berry stepped up and sent the keeper the wrong way.
Gosport almost got a consolation four minutes before the end as Dan Woodward hit the bar as Cambridge claimed their first ever FA Trophy.
Cambridge manager: Richard Money
Gosport Manager: Alex Pike
Cambridge United Lineup: 13 Norris, 3 Taylor, 4 Coulson (5 Bonner 86), 6 Miller ©, 7 Donaldson, 8 Champion, 14 Tait, 17 Hughes (24 Arnold 73), 18 Berry, 25 Bird, 29 Gillies (15 Pugh 60)
Gosport Borough Lineup: 1 Ashmore, 2 Molyneaux, 3Forbes, 4 Brown (12 Williams 58), 5 Poate, 6 Pearce, 35 Carmicheal, 8 Smith, 9 Sills (15 Woodward 58), 10 Bennett, 18 Gosney (14 Wooden 71)
Cambridge United: 2 Kevin Roberts, 16 Mitch Austin
Gosport Borough: 11 Adam Wilde, 23 Ryan Scott