Brentford 0-1 Carlisle: Cumbrians Snare Johnstone’s Paint Trophy (Photos)

Chris Wright

4th, April 2011

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By Chris Wright

A 12th-minute goal from long-serving centre-back Peter Murphy was enough to snag the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy for Carlisle, with the Cumbrians (who were appearing in a record sixth Football League Trophy final) eventually seeing off Brentford by a single-goal margin at Wembley yesterday afternoon.

Carlisle were thumped 4-1 by Southampton in the final last year, but a man-of-the-match performance from Murphy (who also became a father for the first time on Friday) proved to be the difference for the League One side this time around.

Huzzahs all round.


A phalanx of supporters begins to swarm it’s way up Wembley Way

Brentford make their way out onto the pitch

Peter Murphy steers home the only goal of the game…

…then celebrates with his Carlisle teammates

Carlisle erupt in celebration as the final whistle sounds

Brentford’s Karleigh Osborne sits dejected after the game. The Bees have now lost in all three of their Football League Trophy final appearances

Francois Zoko celebrates with the Blues fans

Carlisle skipper Paul Thirlwell lifts the trophy

Champagne corks burst as Carlisle celebrate en masse

Man-of-the-match Peter Murphy holds the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy aloft

Photos courtesy of the PA.

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  1. Max says:

    was at the game!
    absolute dog of match but at least the cumbrians finally won for the second time in about ten million finals
    murphy for england?

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