Eleven years have passed since Carlisle United tasted victory at Wembley.

Greg Abbott's side were 1-0 winners over Brentford in the final of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy, with Peter Murphy netting the only goal of the game.

Utilising Abbott's favoured diamond midfield, the Blues were deserved winners in the capital - even if there were some hairy moments, particularly when Jeffrey Schlupp struck the woodwork in the second half.

But Carlisle, who saw the lively Ben Marshall forced off with injury early on, held on to secure a memorable triumph.

The victory exorcised the demons of the previous year when the Cumbrians were soundly beaten by Southampton - and secured a first win at the national stadium since 1997.

But what happened to the squad who overcame the Bees on April 3, 2011? We take a look - and it's safe to say there have been some different career trajectories:

Adam Collin

Collin's penalty heroics saw Carlisle beat Port Vale in the first round of the competition and he was an ever-present on the road to Wembley.

He returned for a second spell at Brunton Park in 2018 but called time on his playing career in 2021.

The 37-year-old is now head of academy goalkeeping at Mansfield Town while also having success with own company AC1 - which offers goalkeeper coaching and gloves.

Frank Simek

The American full-back arrived at Brunton Park with some real pedigree after spells with Sheffield Wednesday and Arsenal and quickly endeared himself to the Carlisle faithful.

He departed Cumbria in 2013 after an injury-ravaged campaign and spent time on trial with D.C. United.

But the former USA international called it a day shortly after, and is now reported to have settled in Illinois.

Peter Murphy

Murphy proved the hero on the afternoon at Wembley and would go on to enjoy another two seasons with the Blues.

News and Star: Murphy scores Carlisle's crucial goal at Wembley (picture: Jonathan Becker)Murphy scores Carlisle's crucial goal at Wembley (picture: Jonathan Becker)

The Irish defender racked-up over 400 appearances for the club and hasn't left Cumbria.

He's currently manager of Annan Athletic. 

Lubomir Michalik

The Slovakian international saw his loan deal at Carlisle made permanent three months before the final and played a key role in the Cumbrians reaching the final - scoring in the 4-0 semi-final win over Huddersfield Town.

He quickly became a fan favourite, with his 40-yard free-kick at Hartlepool United still fondly remembered.

Now 38, Michalik is still playing having recently rejoined third-tier Slovakian side FC Slovan Galanta.

Matty Robson

Signed from Hartlepool United, Robson was a mainstay in the side under Abbott and impressed at both left-back and left-wing.

He departed Brunton Park in 2015 and joined Northern League side Shildon - before taking up a player-coach role in 2019.

He left the Railwaymen the following year and is now playing in the Durham Sunday Football League for a side based in Coxhoe.

Paul Thirlwell

Carlisle's captain for the Wembley win, Thirlwell saw his time in Cumbria come to an end in 2015.

Harrogate Town then snapped up the experienced midfielder and he remains in North Yorkshire to this day - currently serving as assistant manager to Simon Weaver.

Tom Taiwo

A key part of Abbott's diamond midfield, former Chelsea youngster Taiwo made over 140 appearances for the Blues before departing for Hibernian in 2012.

He spent the remainder of his career in Scotland with Falkirk and Hamilton before retiring in 2019 at the age of 29.

Taiwo is now working for Chelsea as their lead academy scout for the north east of England and Scotland.

James Berrett

Another regular under Abbott, the former Huddersfield Town midfielder left Carlisle in 2014.

News and Star: James Berrett at Wembley (picture: Stuart Walker)James Berrett at Wembley (picture: Stuart Walker)

He most recently played for Grantham Town.

Francois Zoko

Undoubtedly one of Abbott's best signings, the mercurial forward was always a crowd-pleaser during his time in Cumbria.

Spells at Notts County and Yeovil Town followed before Zoko dropped down into non-league, laying down roots in the midlands.

The forward has now turned his hand to coaching and is working with Newark FC's academy players.

Ben Marshall

The Stoke City loanee suffered a broken leg early on during the Wembley win, and went on to play for Sheffield Wednesday and Leicester City among other after his return.

News and Star: Ben Marshall with the trophy (picture: Jonathan Becker)Ben Marshall with the trophy (picture: Jonathan Becker)

He temporarily dropped out the game in 2019, but signed for West Lancashire Division One side Stoneclough in a bid to revive his love for the game.

Craig Curran

Signed from Tranmere Rovers, Curran was a hard-working - if not prolific - striker under Abbott.

Now 32, he's playing for Connah's Quay Nomads in the Welsh top flight.

Tony Caig

The stopper combined his role as goalkeeping coach with serving as Collin's understudy for much of the campaign and was on the bench at Wembley.

Caig was recently working with Scottish side Dundee United, but joined Newcastle United as their head of academy goalkeeping in March. 

Danny Livesey

Another long-serving member of this squad, Livesey eventually left Carlisle in 2014.

News and Star: Carlisle celebrate Murphy's goal (picture: Stuart Walker)Carlisle celebrate Murphy's goal (picture: Stuart Walker)

He's still playing now and is turning out for Chester - where he recently featured for more than an hour with a fractured collarbone.

Liam Noble

The midfielder would later turn his loan move into a permanent stay at Carlisle, remaining with the club until 2014.

After leaving Hartlepool in 2019, Noble made the move to Northern Premier League side Morpeth Town - where he continues to ply his trade.

Rory Loy

While still very much a squad player during the Wembley visit, Loy went on to form part of an impressive attacking quartet with Lee Miller, JP McGovern and Zoko in subsequent seasons.

The Scot called time on his playing career in 2019 and is now working as a pundit for BBC Scotland, among others.

Paddy Madden

Madden struggled for consistent game time at Brunton Park, but has forged a good career in the lower leagues.

After spells with Yeovil, Scunthorpe and Fleetwood the Irish striker joined current club Stockport in 2021.