Portsmouth 0-0 Salford City (2-4 on pens): Jason Lowe smashes in winning penalty to bag Class of ’92 club’s first major trophy… with Gary Neville, Paul Scholes and Roy Keane there to witness Papa John’s Trophy glory
- Wembley hosted the EFL Trophy final, with Salford and Portsmouth clashing
- Vaclav Hladky and Craig MacGillivray made some heroic saves to keep it 0-0
- Salford made the most chances and deserved to seal the victory in normal time
- Pompey missed their first two penalties before Lowe bagged the winning strike
Salford City took their time but eventually turned their dominance into glory on Saturday, winning their first major title on penalties over Portsmouth.
The Class of ’92’s club are a division below Pompey in League Two but had far the better chances, with both keepers Vaclav Hladky and Craig MacGillivray having superb games to keep the score level.
Eventually the game went to penalties, as Portsmouth missed their two opening spot-kick’s. Jason Lowe fired in the winner, completing the next step of their rapid rise.
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Salford City claimed their first major title by beating Portsmouth in the Papa John’s Trophy
Jason Lowe scored the winning spot-kick after the match went to penalties with a 0-0 score