2016 FA Trophy Final

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2016 FA Trophy Final
2016 FA Trophy Final.jpg
Event2015–16 FA Trophy
Date22 May 2016
VenueWembley Stadium, London
Man of the MatchNicky Wroe (FC Halifax Town)
RefereeLee Mason (Lancashire)
Attendance46,781 (including FA Vase Final)
2015
2017

The 2015–16 FA Trophy Final was the 47th final of the FA Trophy. The match was contested by FC Halifax Town and Grimsby Town. Grimsby Town were beaten finalists in 2013, but it was FC Halifax Town's first final and their first visit to Wembley Stadium. For the first time the final of the FA Vase was played on the same day at the same venue, contested by Hereford and Morpeth Town.[1] Both matches were televised in the UK on BT Sport.[2]

FC Halifax Town defeated Tamworth, Barrow, Chester, Gateshead and Nantwich Town en route to the final.

Grimsby Town defeated Solihull Moors, Weston-super-Mare, Havant & Waterlooville, Woking, and Bognor Regis Town en route to the final.

FC Halifax Town won the match 1–0 thanks to a goal from Scott McManus after 48 minutes.[3]

Route to the final[edit]

FC Halifax Town[edit]

15 December 2015 1R FC Halifax Town 5–0 Tamworth Halifax
19:45 GMT James Goal 12'87'
McDonald Goal 28'
Wroe Goal 57'
Hughes Goal 73'
Report Stadium: The Shay
Attendance: 439
Referee: Paul Marsden (Lancashire)
19 January 2016 2R FC Halifax Town 1–0 Barrow Halifax
19:45 GMT Tuton Goal 68' Report Stadium: The Shay
Attendance: 673
Referee: Joseph Johnson (Merseyside)
10 February 2016 3R FC Halifax Town 1–0 Chester Halifax
19:45 GMT Burrow Goal 45+2' Report Stadium: The Shay
Attendance: 878
Referee: Michael Salisbury (Lancashire)
27 February 2016 QF FC Halifax Town 0–0 Gateshead Halifax
15:00 GMT Report Stadium: The Shay
Attendance: 1,431
Referee: Steve Rushton (Staffordshire)
2 March 2016 QFR Gateshead 3–3 (a.e.t.)
(4–5 p)
FC Halifax Town Gateshead
19:45 GMT Gillies Goal 3'105'
Bowman Goal 50'
Report James Goal 22'
Hughes Goal 90+2'
McDonald Goal 93'
Stadium: Gateshead International Stadium
Attendance: 724
Referee: Ryan Johnson (Greater Manchester)
Penalties
12 March 2016 SF 1 Nantwich Town 2–4 FC Halifax Town Nantwich
15:15 GMT Cooke Goal 43'
Kosylo Goal 77'
Report McManus Goal 3'
Fairhurst Goal 21'
Burrow Goal 46'61' (pen.)
Stadium: The Weaver Stadium
Attendance: 2,078
Referee: Graham Salisbury (Lancashire)
19 March 2016 SF 2 FC Halifax Town 2–2
(6–4 agg.)
Nantwich Town Halifax
15:00 GMT Burrow Goal 3' Penalty missed 44'
White Goal 89' (o.g.)
Report Shotton Goal 10'
Bailey Goal 31'
Stadium: The Shay
Attendance: 3,009
Referee: Peter Bankes (Merseyside)

Grimsby Town[edit]

12 December 2015 1R Grimsby Town 1–1 Solihull Moors Cleethorpes
15:00 GMT Alabi Goal 66' Report Brown Goal 14' Stadium: Blundell Park
Attendance: 1,071
Referee: David Rock (Hertfordshire)
22 December 2015 1RR Solihull Moors 2–3 Grimsby Town Solihull
19:45 GMT Armson Goal 62'
Asante Goal 80' (pen.)
Report Bogle Goal 64'
Alabi Goal 66' (pen.)
Mackreth Goal 68'
Stadium: Damson Park
Attendance: 479
Referee: Derek Eaton (Gloucestershire)
16 January 2016 2R Grimsby Town 3–1 Weston-super-Mare Cleethorpes
15:00 GMT Henderson Goal 12'
Bogle Goal 45'
Pittman Goal 61'
Report Grubb Goal 22' Stadium: Blundell Park
Attendance: 1,230
Referee: Ollie Yates (Staffordshire)
6 February 2016 3R Grimsby Town 3–0 Havant & Waterlooville Cleethorpes
15:00 GMT Pittman Goal 73'
Nolan Goal 87'
Swallow Goal 89' (o.g.)
Report Stadium: Blundell Park
Attendance: 1,613
Referee: Adrian Holmes (West Yorkshire)
27 February 2016 QF Grimsby Town 2–0 Woking Cleethorpes
15:00 GMT Arnold Goal 10'35' Report Stadium: Blundell Park
Attendance: 1,675
Referee: Martin Coy (Durham)
12 March 2016 SF 1 Bognor Regis Town 0–1 Grimsby Town Bognor Regis
15:00 GMT Report Arnold Goal 75' Stadium: Nyewood Lane
Attendance: 2,629
Referee: Simon Hooper (Wiltshire)
19 March 2016 SF 2 Grimsby Town 2–1
(3–1 agg.)
Bognor Regis Town Cleethorpes
15:00 GMT Amond Goal 8' (pen.)78' Report Beck Goal 31' Stadium: Blundell Park
Attendance: 2,477
Referee: Mark Heywood (Cheshire)

Match[edit]

Details[edit]

FC Halifax Town1–0Grimsby Town
McManus Goal 48' Report Report]
Attendance: 46,781 (including FA Vase Final)
FC Halifax Town
Grimsby Town
GK 23 England Sam Johnson
RB 2 England James Bolton
CB 14 England Matty Brown
CB 15 England Kevin Roberts
CB 6 Algeria Hamza Bencherif
LB 3 England Scott McManus Substituted off 74'
CM 16 England Jake Hibbs
CM 35 England Nicky Wroe (c)
RW 17 England Josh Macdonald Substituted off 62'
LW 12 Wales Richard Peniket Substituted off 85'
CF 9 England Jordan Burrow
Substitutes:
GK 1 England Jordan Porter
MF 4 England Kingsley James Substituted in 74'
MF 11 England Sam Walker Substituted in 62'
MF 24 England Connor Hughes Substituted in 85'
FW 40 England Shaq McDonald
Manager:
Northern Ireland Jim Harvey
GK 1 Republic of Ireland James McKeown
RB 2 Scotland Richard Tait Substituted off 81'
CB 5 England Shaun Pearson
CB 22 Democratic Republic of the Congo Aristote Nsiala
LB 3 Scotland Gregor Robertson
RM 31 England Jon Nolan Yellow card 54'
CM 8 England Craig Disley (c)
CM 16 England Craig Clay Substituted off 62'
LM 11 England Andy Monkhouse Substituted off 68'
RS 9 England Omar Bogle
LS 10 Republic of Ireland Pádraig Amond
Substitutes:
DF 6 England Josh Gowling
DF 23 England Danny East Substituted in 81'
MF 17 England Josh Venney
MF 20 England Nathan Arnold Substituted in 62'
FW 18 England Jon-Paul Pittman Substituted in 68'
Manager:
England Paul Hurst

Man of the match

Match officials

Match rules

  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Five named substitutes.
  • Maximum of three substitutions.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Announcement on the FA website
  2. ^ "Tickets on sale for FA Non-League Finals Day at Wembley". The Football Association. 11 February 2016. Retrieved 27 April 2016.
  3. ^ "Scott McManus strikes for Halifax to beat Grimsby in FA Trophy final". The Guardian. London. 22 May 2016. Retrieved 24 May 2016.