A former Carlisle United player was part of the Hebburn Town squad that sealed Wembley glory - in the FA Vase.

Ex-Blues youngster Carl Taylor was on the bench as they finally played their delayed final against Consett.

And the Hornets claimed the trophy with a 3-2 win at the national stadium.

Taylor, a former United youth player who made one senior appearance under Keith Curle, was part of the squad that reached the final last season.

The showpiece was then postponed by a year because of Covid-19.

Sub Olly Martin hit the winner for Hebburn, after earlier equalisers from Amar Purewal and Michael Richardson which followed Consett strikes by Ali Alshabeeb and Dale Pearson.

The Wembley occasion was described as the biggest game in the history of the north-east club, from which Carlisle signed striker Cedwyn Scott in January.

Midfielder Taylor has been with the Northern League Division One Hornets since 2018 after moving into the part-time game following the disappointment of being released by Carlisle at the end of his youth team scholarship two years earlier.

The former Middlesbrough prospect was 17 and a first-year youth player when he was given his United debut by Curle against Hartlepool in the final game of the 2014/15 season.

He came off the bench in the second half to replace Steven Rigg and played the last 28 minutes of the 3-3 draw. It proved his only professional appearance.

Earlier this season Taylor spoke to the News & Star about his time with the Blues and how he fought his way through some "dark times" after being released.

The FA Vase final was followed by the FA Trophy final, which saw Harrogate Town beat Concord Rangers 1-0.

Former Blues striker Mark Beck was a second-half sub for the Sulphurites, whose assistant boss is ex-United skipper Paul Thirlwell.

Josh Falkingham hit the winner.

It all unfolded in the 2020 rescheduled Non-League Finals day.

Carlisle, meanwhile, are set to face Hebburn in a pre-season friendly this summer as part of the mid-season deal which brought striker Scott to Brunton Park.