Brentford boss Nicky Forster, leading the Bees out at Wembley
only two months after taking charge,
will rue the sluggish start his side made to the game and their failure to capitalise on their dominance of large parts of the second half.
That poor opening saw the Bees regularly tormented by the Cumbrians' front three of Ben Marshall, Craig Curran and Zoko in the early stages.
From Marshall's run down the left, the ball was centered to Zoko, whose header forced an acrobatic save from Brentford goalkeeper Simon Moore.
Zoko again was first to the ball from the resulting corner, heading into the path of Murphy, who controlled the ball expertly on his thigh and smashed home.
Brentford have lost in all their three Trophy finals
Brentford's first effort of note came when Saunders curled a free-kick past the post, and the Bees took more of a foothold in the game when the influential Marshall had to be replaced after a crunching challenge by Adam Reed, who was arguably lucky to escape with only a booking.
The men in red and white had the better of the remaining chances in the first period, Gary Alexander heading over the bar and Saunders firing high and wide after running unchallenged from his own half, but, with Carlisle looking less assured after losing Marshall and Brentford struggling to keep possession, the half petered out.
Attacking towards their own fans in the second half, the Londoners pushed hard for an equaliser and were only denied by the post when Schlupp skipped away from Lubomir Michalik and unleashed a left-foot shot that defeated Carlisle goalkeeper Adam Collin.
They again went close when Saunders whipped in a free-kick from the right, but Karleigh Osborne was unable to divert the ball goalwards when any touch would have seen it into the back of the net.
Carlisle weathered the storm, and Brentford frustrations boiled over in the shape of the two yellow cards shown to Diagouraga, for fouls on Paddy Madden and Tom Taiwo respectively, which saw him become the first man to be sent off in a Football League Trophy final.
Despite being a man down, Forster's men were still able to create a final chance to take the game into extra-time, but Leon Legge could only head wide from Gary Alexander's cross, and Brentford's third defeat in as many visits to a Trophy final was confirmed.
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Sunday, 3 April 2011
03 Woodman (O'Connor 88)
32 Legge yellow card
11 Weston (Grabban 78)
20 Diagouraga two yellow cards, red card
26 Adam Reed yellow card (Bean 46)
25 Michalik yellow card
10 Robson yellow card
12 Taiwo (Loy 88)
13 Zoko (Madden 67)
14 Marshall (Noble 23)
Ref: SalisburyAtt: 40,476
Attempts on target
Attempts off target
90:00+6:21 The final whistle is blown by the referee.
90:00+4:50 Foul by Craig Curran on Karleigh Osborne, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Simon Moore.
90:00+4:17 Header from close range by Leon Legge misses to the right of the goal.
89:31 Unfair challenge on Kevin O'Connor by James Berrett results in a free kick. Simon Moore takes the free kick.
86:52 Tom Taiwo fouled by Toumani Diagouraga, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick taken by Peter Murphy.
86:52 Substitution Kevin O'Connor comes on in place of Craig Woodman.
86:52 Substitution Rory Loy on for Tom Taiwo.
86:52 Sent off Toumani Diagouraga receives a red card for second bookable offence.
84:47 Toumani Diagouraga challenges Patrick Madden unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Peter Murphy.
84:47 Booking The referee books Toumani Diagouraga for unsporting behaviour.
80:57 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by James Berrett from the left by-line, free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on
Gary Alexander by Lubomir Michalik. Simon Moore takes the direct free kick.
79:55 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Jeffery Schlupp by Craig Curran. Simon Moore takes the direct free kick.
78:34 Sam Saunders has an effort at goal from just outside the box which goes wide of the right-hand upright.
77:32 Substitution Lewis Grabban replaces Myles Weston.
76:39 Unfair challenge on Marcus Bean by Matthew Robson results in a free kick. Craig Woodman restarts play with the free kick.
76:39 Booking Booking for Matthew Robson for unsporting behaviour.
75:37 Myles Weston concedes a free kick for a foul on Frank Simek. Adam Collin takes the direct free kick.
70:10 Sam Saunders concedes a free kick for a foul on Peter Murphy. Direct free kick taken by Adam Collin.
69:31 Peter Murphy takes a shot. Myles Weston gets a block in.
66:53 Substitution Patrick Madden is brought on as a substitute for Francois Zoko.
62:57 Corner taken by Sam Saunders, James Berrett makes a clearance.
62:27 The referee gives a free kick against Francois Zoko for handball. Craig Woodman takes the free kick.
61:19 Unfair challenge on Gary Alexander by Matthew Robson results in a free kick. Sam Saunders crosses the ball in from the free
59:50 The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Adam Collin.
57:58 Unfair challenge on Robbie Neilson by Lubomir Michalik results in a free kick. Simon Moore restarts play with the free kick.
57:58 Booking Caution for Lubomir Michalik.
56:44 Corner taken right-footed by James Berrett from the left by-line, clearance by Leon Legge.
55:30 Jeffery Schlupp produces a left-footed shot from close in and strikes the post. Corner taken by Sam Saunders.
53:00 Free kick awarded for a foul by Lubomir Michalik on Myles Weston. Sam Saunders delivers the ball from the free kick right-footed
from left channel, save by Adam Collin.
51:09 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Robbie Neilson by Francois Zoko. Simon Moore takes the free kick.
49:40 Tom Taiwo takes a shot. Blocked by Karleigh Osborne.
49:00 Free kick awarded for a foul by Sam Saunders on Lubomir Michalik. Free kick taken by Adam Collin.
47:41 The assistant referee signals for offside against Francois Zoko. Craig Woodman takes the free kick.
46:39 Foul by Gary Alexander on Lubomir Michalik, free kick awarded. Adam Collin takes the direct free kick.
46:02 Craig Curran has a headed effort at goal from close range which goes wide left of the target.
45:01 The second half has started.
45:01 Substitution (Brentford) makes a substitution, with Marcus Bean coming on for Adam Reed.
45:00+2:08 The half-time whistle blows.
45:00+1:37 Free kick awarded for a foul by Toumani Diagouraga on Tom Taiwo. Adam Collin takes the free kick.
44:52 Francois Zoko handles the ball and concedes a free kick. Simon Moore takes the free kick.
42:50 James Berrett concedes a free kick for a foul on Myles Weston. Free kick taken by Simon Moore.
40:48 Matthew Robson concedes a free kick for a foul on Sam Saunders. The free kick is swung in left-footed by Craig Woodman.
39:31 Karleigh Osborne gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Adam Collin. Free kick taken by Adam Collin.
39:05 Paul Thirlwell concedes a free kick for a foul on Jeffery Schlupp. Direct free kick taken by Sam Saunders.
36:16 Corner taken by James Berrett from the left by-line, Peter Murphy concedes a free kick for a foul on Gary Alexander. Simon
Moore takes the free kick.
34:25 James Berrett takes the inswinging corner, Lubomir Michalik produces a header from inside the area that goes over the crossbar.
32:31 Sam Saunders has an effort at goal from outside the penalty area which goes wide right of the goal.
30:21 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Leon Legge by Craig Curran. Direct free kick taken by Simon Moore.
29:45 Gary Alexander produces a header from inside the six-yard box that clears the bar.
24:11 Peter Murphy concedes a free kick for a foul on Robbie Neilson. Free kick taken by Simon Moore.
23:36 Francois Zoko fouled by Leon Legge, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed right-footed by James Berrett, Leon Legge
manages to make a clearance.
23:36 Booking The referee cautions Leon Legge for unsporting behaviour.
22:24 Substitution Liam Noble joins the action as a substitute, replacing Ben Marshall.
21:05 Inswinging corner taken by Sam Saunders from the left by-line played to the near post, Francois Zoko makes a clearance.
19:25 Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Ben Marshall by Adam Reed. James Berrett takes the direct free kick.
19:25 Booking The referee cautions Adam Reed for unsporting behaviour.
18:07 Craig Curran takes a shot. Blocked by Karleigh Osborne.
17:08 The referee penalises James Berrett for handball. Adam Reed takes the direct free kick.
14:26 Tom Taiwo concedes a free kick for a foul on Jeffery Schlupp. Direct strike on goal from the free kick comes in from Sam Saunders.
12:54 Corner taken by Sam Saunders from the right by-line.
11:41 Francois Zoko takes a shot. Brilliant save by Simon Moore. Outswinging corner taken from the right by-line by James Berrett,
11:41 GOAL - Peter Murphy:Brentford 0 - 1 Carlisle Peter Murphy finds the net with a goal from inside the penalty area low into the middle of the goal. Brentford 0-1 Carlisle.
9:56 James Berrett takes the inswinging corner, Close range headed effort by Peter Murphy misses to the right of the target.
7:08 Free kick awarded for a foul by Lubomir Michalik on Gary Alexander. Craig Woodman takes the direct free kick.
4:34 Jeffery Schlupp is ruled offside. Adam Collin takes the indirect free kick.
4:07 Effort from 12 yards by Francois Zoko. Simon Moore makes a comfortable save.
3:16 James Berrett takes a inswinging corner to the near post, Robbie Neilson makes a clearance.
2:02 Inswinging corner taken right-footed by James Berrett from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Adam Reed.
Frank Simek gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Myles Weston. Craig Woodman takes the direct free kick.
0:00 The game begins.
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