North East Wales

Wrexham FC: Town's celebration plan for FA Trophy win

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Media captionMany in Wrexham are hoping the Wembley win will be the catalyst they need to clinch promotion

Plans to celebrate Wrexham FC's triumph in the FA Trophy at Wembley on Sunday are being considered.

The Dragons became the first Welsh club to lift the trophy after beating Grimsby 4-1 on penalties after the match ended 1-1.

It was the first visit to Wembley in the club's 149-year history, with about 17,000 fans cheering them on.

Many supporters had to dig their way out of the snow to get from Wrexham to London for the match.

Wrexham mayor Ian Roberts said: "I'm absolutely delighted that Wrexham FC won the FA Trophy and I am sure the supporters will take away many happy memories from their day out at Wembley.

"The whole town receives a massive boost when the football club does well and I would like to congratulate everyone involved with the club on this success.

"With the club going strong in the league as well hopefully this will not be the only piece of silverware that comes Wrexham's way this season.

"Wrexham council is currently considering plans for a celebration event for the club and its supporters."

'Courage and determination'

Prof Michael Scott, vice-chancellor of Glyndwr University, said: "Sunday was a great day for Wrexham Football Club, the town of Wrexham and north east Wales.

"Fourteen thousand of us proudly sang our anthem, wore our colours and flew our flags at Wembley.

Image caption Wrexham player manager Andy Morrell celebrates with the trophy at Wembley on Sunday

"The courage and determination to bounce back after conceding a breakaway goal was magnificent - that is the Wrexham way.

"In the end it was a just result and a proud day for us all to see Wrexham bring the FA Trophy back home."

Wrexham are also chasing promotion to the Football League after being relegated from it in 2008. They are five points off top spot with two games in hand, but sit in the play-off places.

Their current success marks a bright new start for the club who were taken over by the club's supporters in November 2011.

It followed a turbulent time for the club who almost went out of business.

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