Brentford saw their Johnstone's Paint Trophy dreams vanish at Wembley as they lost 1-0 to Carlisle United.

Peter Murphy's early volley was enough to secure the trophy for Carlisle and although Brentford hit the post in the second half, they were second best throughout.

Carlisle, who were making their second appearance in a row at Wembley having lost last year's final to Southampton, settled quicker than Brentford and took the lead on 12 minutes.

Simon Moore, preferred ahead of Trevor Carson in goal, made a superb save to deny Francois Zoko but from the resulting corner Zoko was allowed to head the ball to Murphy, who had time to control with his knee before volleying past Moore.

Sam Saunders almost brought the Bees level with a free kick a minute later but saw his curling effort drift past the post.

Gary Alexander and Saunders again had efforts also go wide but Brentford were being overrun in midfield.

Lubomir Michalik put a header over the bar for Carlisle, who despite seeing more of the ball, failed to create too many chances.

Craig Curran headed over at the start of the second half though and Tom Taiwo should have done better than miss-hit the ball 12 yards out before Brentford finally woke up.

Jeffrey Schlupp, largely kept quiet by the Carlisle backline, outmuscled Michalik to bear down on goal but hit the inside of the near post and saw the ball rebound out again.

Karleigh Osborne was whiskers away from connecting with a Saunders free kick as Brentford pushed for the equaliser.

They failed to make their good play count though and too often the final ball was over-hit.

Toumani Diagouraga's frustration at being unable to break down a solid Carlisle defence resulted in two bookings within a minute, leaving Brentford down to 10 men for the final five minutes.

Despite pressing, Carlisle held firm and made up for their defeat 12 months ago.