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Dover Athletic boss Chris Kinnear laments his side not reaching the FA Trophy final at Wembley after attending as spectator

Dover Athletic manager Chris Kinnear's trip to Wembley on Sunday was tinged with plenty of sadness.

He wished he was leading his side out for the FA Trophy final rather than being a spectator watching Wrexham play North Ferriby United.

Conference North side United beat Wrexham, the side Dover are in Vanarama Conference action against in Wales on Tuesday, 5-4 on penalties.

Wrexham led 2-0 before the game finished 3-3 after extra time.

Kinnear couldn't hide his disappointment of not seeing his side not feature in the final.

Dover bowed out in the quarter-finals after losing 2-1 in a replay against Conference South side Bath City.

He said: "That's my only regret this season - not getting to the final when we really had a great opportunity to do so.

Dover manager Chris Kinnear
Dover manager Chris Kinnear

"Had we done so, well, I would have been confident of beating either of the two sides who contested it. We would have had too much pace and energy."

Wrexham parted ways with manager Kevin Wilkin on Monday and Kinnear said that came as no surprise after the loss at Wembley.

He said: "They (Wrexham) were cruising at 2-0 and I thought it was going to be a much bigger winning margin.

"But then he made a couple of changes, which I would not have at that stage of the game, and it changed the complex of the game.

"He paid the price for it."

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