FOOTBALL is an emotional game and Louis Moult let it all out when he was interviewed following Wrexham’s heartbreaking FA Trophy final defeat against North Ferriby United in 2015.

Moult was crying when he spoke to reporters in the Wembley tunnel following the 5-4 shoot-out loss at the hands of the part-timers.

Penalties are a lottery but it was the manner of the defeat which was hard to take for Moult after Wrexham squandered a two-goal lead.

Moult and Jay Harris scored either side of the break but North Ferriby levelled to take the game into extra-time where they went 3-2 up.

A last-gasp equaliser by Moult gave Wrexham a chance to snatch the win that they should have already secured, but it all went wrong on spot-kicks.

“Obviously there were a lot of emotions in the game. From scoring, we were winning and then drawing, so many emotions,” said Moult.

“I genuinely didn’t think the game was going to end up the way it did but unfortunately it did.

“I was very emotional after the game and just spoke from the heart.

“Every little bit of passion I left out on the pitch, I was so emotional afterwards but that is just how much it meant to me.

“We lost and I was devastated.”

Moult has suffered serious injuries in his career but the cup final defeat was the worst defeat he has experienced.

“Definitely results-wise and emotions,” he added.

“Playing at Wembley was one thing, scoring and being 2-0 up and cruising is another, but for it all to spin on its head and lose was a hard one to take.

“It all came out in me during the interview, it was just pure passion and emotion.”

Wrexham were leading 2-0 after an hour before it all went wrong while Moult’s late equaliser in extra-time gave hope that Kevin Wilkin’s men could snatch victory from the jaws of defeat.

“It was a strange game. We were 2-0 up and very comfortably as well up until the last 20 minutes and then they got back into the game,” said Moult.

“They drew level and went ahead in extra-time but I managed to get an equaliser with a minute to go.

“So many emotions were going through my head but from then I thought we would definitely win the game.

“To lose it on penalties is always a difficult one. It was an emotional one and one I will never forget.”

Moult held his nerve from the penalty spot but it was North Ferriby who prevailed.

“I scored mine,” said Moult, who hopes the current Wrexham players can make amends in Sunday’s FA Trophy final against Bromley.

“It is tough in a shoot-out and it is anyone’s game; sometimes it is just a guess-game.

“It wasn’t our day but hopefully this group of players can turn it around and bring the Trophy home.”

Scoring twice at Wembley is something that Moult, who currently plies his trade for Burton Albion, will never forget but the result is still painful seven years on.

“Someone asked me the other week if I have played at Wembley,” said Moult.

“I said yes, but I almost don’t want to say what the result was!

“Scoring at Wembley is something I will remember forever, it is something to tell my kids and grandkids, but I try and avoid what was the final result at the end of the conversation.

“Losing was a difficult one to take but I was proud that we got there in the first place and to get on the scoresheet was an added bonus.

“Bitter-sweet really because we didn’t win the game.”

Wrexham’s run to the showpiece has gone hand-in-hand with a promotion challenge and Moult has seen at first hand how the club is heading in the right direction under the stewardship of Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney.

“I came to the Wealdstone game just before Christmas, the atmosphere was building and you could tell there was a sense of excitement about the place from the new owners,” added Moult.

“The club felt like it was going in the right direction.

“We are a few months on from that now, Wrexham signed a few players in the transfer window and you see how much of a transition they are going through, not just on the pitch but off the pitch as well.

“I spoke to a few people and I know they are building the right foundations around the place and keeping the community in-the-know which is massively important. I played for Wrexham and I know how important it is to engage with the fans.

“Everything is going in the right direction and they are going the right way about it.

“It is fantastic to see the big attendances at The Racecourse and to go with that, the results have been there as well and plenty of entertainment too which we all know people like to see.”