Norwich City youngster savours Wembley win

Timi Odusina won the FA Trophy at Wembley with AFC Fylde Picture: Nick Butcher

Timi Odusina won the FA Trophy at Wembley with AFC Fylde Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

Norwich City ace Timi Odusina ended his loan spell at AFC Fylde as a Wembley winner in the FA Trophy final.

Odusina was a second half substitute in Fylde's 1-0 win against National League champions Leyton Orient on Sunday.

The 19-year-old was an unused sub at Wembley the previous week, as Fylde lost out to big spending Salford in the play-off final for a place in League Two next season.

Coasters' chief Dave Challinor hailed his squad's ability to bounce back from fresh Wembley disappointment, after Fylde became the first non league club to win both the FA Trophy and the FA Vase. Previously named Kirkham and Wesham they got the better of Lowestoft at Wembley back in 2008.

"It feels a lot better than losing here," Challinor told the Blackpool Gazete. "It's third time lucky for me - as a player and manager I'd lost the previous two.


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"It's an amazing feeling. It doesn't make up for last week but it certainly goes a long way to making us feel a lot happier. It will be a happier summer than it might have been.

"I thought we played unbelievably well, especially in the first half when we should have been in front.

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"I think last week did us the world of good in the wrong way, in the fact we lost the game but gained an awful lot in terms of knowing how to play here.

"I don't think anyone could argue we were deserving winners.

"It means everything," Challinor said. "To be the first to win the FA Vase and the FA Trophy creates history. It's a brilliant day, and for us to bring 4,000 and 32 coaches here is an unbelievable effort for a club of our size."

Odusina made 10 loan appearances for the Lancashire side after establishing himself at development level with the Canaries.

The youngster was a surprise call up to the City bench earlier in the season for a Championship away win at Sheffield Wednesday, but is yet to make a first team appearance under Daniel Farke.

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