Ball: I’m proud and heartbroken


Magnanimous in victory, gracious in defeat, Jimmy Ball was a gamut of emotions as Forest Green’s Wembley dreams ended in a game of high-octane drama.

Winning the game 4-3 on the night, it was Newport who broke hearts with a last-gasp Nicky Maynard strike in the final moments of extra-time to take the tie 5-4 on aggregate.

Speaking after the game, Ball said: I’m proud and heartbroken – a wonderful group of men who went to the well and gave me everything – I’m proud of them all.”

Watch Jimmy Ball’s post-match interview in our video below.

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