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Ray recalls lifting the trophy at Wembley

23 May 2022

Skipper Ray Warburton has very fond memories of the Cobblers 1-0 win over Swansea City at Wembley on May 24th 1997.

25 years on, Warburton has been recalling that day, and says the chance to lift a trophy at Wembley fulfilled a boyhood dream of his.

"I always remember when I was a 10 year old I went down to Wembley and had a stadium tour. We walked up the steps and lifted the trophy, it was any kid's dream," he said.

"To go back there for real and to actually be able to do that was the best moment of my career.

"Before that, as the game went in into injury time and just before John Frain scored the goal, we were desperate to get the game over because we were all shattered, our legs were heavy and our feet were hurting. Then we scored and for ten or fifteen minutes the adrenalin kicked in and we went mad and ran and jumped everywhere. Then we remembered how shattered we were and I remember thinking to myself, blimey, I've got to go up those steps and collect the trophy!

To hear some of the memories of the 1997 squad, please check out the It's All Cobblers To Me podcast.

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