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See how the action unfolded as Thatcham won the FA Vase

The Kingfishers made history once more as they beat Stockton Town at Wembley

Liam Headd

Liam Headd


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See how the action unfolded as Thatcham won the FA Vase

Thanks for following our live blog this afternoon, we'll have more reaction and plenty of pictures in next week's Newbury Weekly News edition.

Credit to both sets of players and supporters who made it a thrilling cup tie here at Wembley Stadium

Shane Cooper-Clark's first half penalty was enough to secure the win for Thatcham as they take the prestigious trophy back to Waterside Park.


90+4 | After a wave of Stockton corners with keeper Arthur coming up, Ross Cook breaks for Thatcham and his attempt at goal is blocked by Tom Coulthard.

90 | There will be five minutes of added time...

88 | It's corner after corner for Stockton Town as they continue to press for an equaliser. The Kingfishers still lead 1-0.

80 | Stockton are pushing for the equaliser, Jarra has just cleared an effort away from goal. It's attack against defence at the moment.

65 | OFF THE BAR! Gavin James fires his shot off the woodwork which almost bounced over the line. It was almost a second for Danny Robinson's men. James is played in by Cooper-Clark who's first time effort smashes the crossbar before almost crossing the line.

56 | Two glorious chances for Thatcham. Gavin James meets a cross from Elliott but his flick at the near post falls straight to Arthur, while Cooper-Clark tests the Stockton keeper with a powerful left foot shot.

48 | CHANCE ! Chris Stockton was clear 12 yards out but Rackley ran to block the shot which then saw the ball hit a forest of legs before eventually being cleared by the Thatcham defence.

46 | Play has restarted in the cup final and Thatcham currently have the advantage. Can Stockton respond to going behind earlier on.


44 | Cooper-Clark volleys his effort at goal and forces a strong save from Arthur. The Thatcham striker's initial free-kick was blocked before he powered his shot at goal.

40 | A free kick from the right finds Moran but his header can't generate enough power to create a powerful chance.

30 | The Kingfishers have the momentum in this cup final as they search for a second goal this afternoon. Tom Melledew has been dominating possession in the middle of the park for Thatcham.

It's been a stunning season for the Thatcham striker who has made it 62 goals this season.

Stockton keeper, Michael Arthur got a hand on the kick, but the power from Cooper-Clark couldn't stop the ball from finding the back of the net.

20 | GOAL FOR THATCHAM! Shane Cooper-Clark converts his penalty after Jordan Brown was brought down in the box.

15 | Chance for Stockton. Woodhouse went through on goal and chipped the ball over Rackley but Jarra picked up the loose ball before any other damage was done.

10 | It's been a cagey opening 10 minutes here at the national stadium as both sides have created little opportunities.

04 | Stockton create the first chance of the final from Joe Carter who picked the ball up from the right, but his inviting cross couldn’t be met by any teammates.

01 | We're underway in this FA Vase final, Thatcham are shooting from right-to-left in this first half in their new home kit of blue and white.

STOCKTON TEAM: Michael Arthur; Joe Carter, James Ward, Nathan Mulligan, Dale Mulligan; Tom Coulthard (c), Kevin Hayes Fred Woodhouse, Jamie Owens, James Risbrough, Chris Stockton.

THATCHAM TEAM: Chris Rackley; Lewis Brownhill, Curtis Angell, Babz Jarra, Tom Moran; Harrison Bayley, Tom Melledew (c), Jordan Brown, Ekow Elliott; Shane Cooper-Clark, Gavin James.

Welcome to Wembley Stadium for the FA Vase final between Stockton Town and Thatcham Town.

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