FORMER Oxford United defender Andy Whing suffered more penalty heartbreak at Wembley after missing out in the FA Trophy final.

The Solihull Moors head coach was on the losing side last weekend, when Bromley came out victorious on penalties in the Vanarama National League play-off final. Both teams were looking to make the Football League for the first time in their history.

Against Gateshead in the FA Trophy final, Regan Booty opened the scoring for the Tynesiders in first half stoppage time, before Mark Beck equalised with 69 minutes on the clock.  

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The match went into extra-time, when Solihull edged ahead after 101 minutes, with Beck again on target, this time from the penalty spot.

Nine minutes later however, Dajaune Brown levelled the clash when he converted from close range.

The game went to penalties, and for the second time in six days, Solihull found themselves involved in a penalty shoot-out at Wembley.

The sides were tied at 4-4 before Alex Whitmore’s spot kick smashed the crossbar, to allow Derby County loanee Brown to seal the victory for Gateshead.


Whing told the Moors’ YouTube channel: “I think we can be extremely proud of what we’ve done this season, to get to two finals and have a blueprint of how we want to play.

“We’re exciting, we score goals, but the biggest thing for me is seeing 8,000 Solihull Moors supporters cheering us on. They’ve been absolutely magnificent the whole season.

“Hopefully we can keep this momentum going and keep it for next season, get more people in the door, get out in the community more, and really drive this football club forward.

“There are loads of things to work on, and loads of things to look forward to.

“This summer, we know what we want, we know where we want to get to, what we want to achieve, and how we want to take the club forward. It should be really exciting.”