PHIL PARKINON bemoaned a lack of quality in the final third as Wrexham suffered FA Trophy final heartbreak.

The Reds were beaten 1-0 by Bromley in the Wembley Stadium showpiece with prolific striker Michael Cheek scoring the only goal in the 64th minute.

Although he felt Wrexham got in some good areas, Parkinson admits the end product was not good enough in front of more than 46,000 supporters.

"I felt some of our approach play was decent," said Parkinson.

"We got in some very good areas but we couldn't find that bit of quality in the final third to unlock the door and get us in the lead, or get us back in the game when we went 1-0 down.

"There was no lack of effort or no lack of the lads trying to implement how we have been playing and how we needed to play.

"We switched the play and got the overloads in wide areas but that final cross, that final pass when we broke, just wasn't there.

"That little bit of quality which we have shown all season just wasn't there and as everyone knows, that is what wins games of football."

Parkinson was looking for more from Wrexham in the second half but it was Bromley who went onto score the only goal and clinch victory.

"Sometimes it can be a little of anxiousness and so determined to win the game," said Parkinson.

"Just a little bit hurried in our final decision.

"At half-time we said to the lads we have got to get that extra pass in when we are breaking and just find that bit of quality.

"I thought we started the second half well and we had some good periods in the game.

"But football is about the final third and the one moment of real quality was when the lad broke through and he has squared the ball with a bit of calmness, and Michael Cheek has won them the game."

Wrexham came close to a late equaliser but substitute Jake Hyde's header was brilliantly turned over the bar by goalkeeper Ellery Balcombe and the striker also saw a goal ruled out for offside.

"We had some good chances," added Parkinson.

"The goalkeeper made a magnificent save and then we had a goal disallowed.

"Jake has had a tough time. He had a bad injury, he has been training for a few weeks and he is ready to play his part in the play-offs."