WREXHAM suffered FA Trophy heartbreak after losing 1-0 against National League rivals Bromley at Wembley Stadium.

The Reds won the competition on the club's first ever appearance at the ironic stadium in 2013 but have now suffered three successive defeats under the arch.

It was a largely uninspiring first half with defences on top as both teams only had half chances to show for their efforts.

Bromley threatened a goal after the interval before prolific striker Michael Cheek broke the deadlock nearly midway through the second period.

The Reds never really got going on the big stage until they created late chances but the equaliser never came.

Wrexham switch their attention back to the promotion challenge now and the Reds will host Notts County or Grimsby Town in the National League play-off semi-final on Saturday.

Victory would leave the Reds just 90 minutes away from a return to the Football League following a 14 year absence and be the perfect response to losing the cup final.

Although it would have been nice to lift silverware at Wembley, promotion has always been the priority and Parkinson's men will have to quickly get this defeat out of the system.

Parkinson made two changes from the side that started the 3-0 defeat at Dagenham in Wrexham's final game of the regular season.

Liam McAlinden was preferred to Reece Hall-Johnson in the right wing-back role and there was also a surprise place in defence for Tom O'Connor who replaced Tyler French in the centre-back position.

The first chance fell to Wrexham in the third minute as Paul Mullin ran to the by-line and pulled the ball back for Ollie Palmer whose shot was blocked by a defender.

There was another opening when Mullin found Palmer who laid the ball off to James Jones and his effort was also blocked.

Bromley responded with Corey Whitely firing over the bar with their first sight of goal but Wrexham went close to breaking the deadlock after 14 minutes when the lively Mullin squared the ball to Jordan Davies whose low drive was gathered by goalkeeper Ellery Balcombe.

Harry Forster failed to hit the target for Bromley while Wrexham continued to get into promising positions and Davies went down in the area following a decent move but a penalty wasn't given.

Ben Tozer was unable to keep his header down and Mullin brought a comfortable save out of Balcombe following Callum McFadzean's cross-field pass.

There was a lengthy delay at the end of the first half with Bromley defender Omar Sowunmi eventually stretchered off after appearing to injure his shoulder, with Joe Partington coming on.

Wrexham were on the front foot when the action resumed and Davies headed wide from Tozer's long throw-in before Mullin tried his luck with an audacious long range effort which bounced in front of Balcombe and went over the bar.

But Bromley then had two good chances to take the lead.

Christian Dibble did brilliantly deny Ali Al-Hamadi with the first real save of the game and the Reds' goalkeeper also thwarted Michael Cheek to keep Wrexham on level terms.

Mullin fired into the side-netting as Wrexham responded but Bromley took the lead on 64 minutes.

Whitely raced onto long ball and with Dibble drawn, he squared to Cheek who slotted into the net.

Bromley continued to press and Cheek headed into the arms of Dibble while only a superb challenge by Max Cleworth in the area denied the striker a scoring opportunity.

Wrexham almost levelled following a good move with Davies' low drive across the face of goal just needing a touch from a team-mate.

Parkinson made a double change with 15 minutes to go with Hall-Johnson and Dan Jarvis replacing McAlinden and O'Connor respectively, and the Reds switched to a back four in a bid to get back into the contest.

With time running out, Jarvis fired over the bar when Callum McFadzean 's pass fell into his path while Jake Hyde came on for captain Luke Young in the final change.

Wrexham thought they had equalised in added time when Tozer's throw-in was nodded back across goal by Jarvis but Hyde's header was brilliantly turned over the bar by Balcombe.

Hyde had the ball in the back of the net but the goal was ruled out for offside but the leveller never came and Bromley celebrated victory.

Bromley (5-3-2): Balcombe; Coulson, Sowunmi (Partington 45), Webster, Bush, Forster; Vennings, Bingham (Trotter 76), Whitely; Cheek (Bloomfield 80), Al-Hamadi. Subs not used: Cousins, Alabi, Dennis, Cawley.

Wrexham (5-3-2): Dibble; McAlinden (Hall-Johnson 75), Cleworth, Tozer, O'Connor (Jarvis 75), McFadzean; James Jones, Young (Hyde 86), Davies; Mullin, Palmer. Subs not used: Camp, French, David Jones, Ponticelli.

Attendance: 46,111.