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Brisley Overjoyed With Trophy Success

30 March 2014

Shaun Brisley was named the Man of the Match at Wembley - a dream come true for the central defender.

It has taken him 70 games, but Shaun Brisley has finally netted his first goal for Peterborough United and the central defender could not have picked a better place to open his account - Wembley Stadium.

The central defender rose majestically to head home the second goal for Darren Ferguson's men as they defeated Chesterfield to lift the Johnstone's Paint Trophy.

Brisley was named Man of the Match for his display at the back and spent the last 20 minutes cheering on his team-mates after feeling his hamstring.

'It has been an unbelievable day and it is a great feeling. We set out at the start of the season to win this trophy and we have achieved our goal, but we need to use this as a stepping stone and make sure we come back to Wembley in the play-offs.

'The experience of winning at Wembley is something you can't describe. I haven't scored for the club before so to score here is fantastic. I am over the moon with the win. I don't really remember too much of the goal, I hit the floor once I had connected with the ball.

'I just got to my feet and went off running. I heard everyone screaming and I was delighted with the finish. In my eyes, I have had three goals disallowed this season, so I will swap all of them for the one I scored today.

'We stood firm against a good Chesterfield team, they are a good side, they created chances, but once we got the third goal, we were comfortable.

'To top it off, I have won the Man of the Match award and that is going on the mantlepiece. The only down side was my hamstring tightening up and the manager didn't want to make it any worse. However, that is not going to take away from the day that I have had,' Brisley said.


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