Derby County youngster Dajaune Brown enjoyed a memorable first-ever appearance at Wembley Stadium on Saturday as he helped Gateshead overcome Solihull Moors in the FA Trophy Final.

The 18-year-old striker, who joined the National League side on loan for the rest of the campaign in January, equalised in extra time and, after the contest ended level at 2-2 after 120 minutes, they won 5-4 on penalties.

Regan Booty put Gateshead in front just before half-time, after being set up by Brown, but Mark Beck equalised with a diving header for Solihull.

Beck put Solihull ahead with a penalty in extra-time but Gateshead hit back with Brown’s equaliser to take the Final to penalties.

Brown was tasked with taking the deciding penalty and he kept his cool from 12 yards to find the back of the net and fire Gateshead to victory.

The triumph was even sweeter for Gateshead as, having finished sixth in the National League, they were denied a play-off spot.

This was owing to not satisfying the EFL’s criteria for possible promotion after failing to secure a 10-year security of tenure at the International Stadium, where they have played since 1971.

Brown’s winning penalty was the final kick of what has been a hugely beneficial spell on loan at Gateshead to gain match experience.

From 21 outings he recorded ten goals, as well as weighing in with a number of assists for Rob Elliot’s side.

Brown, who is a second-year scholar and signed his first professional contract last summer, made his senior bow earlier in the campaign for Paul Warne’s side ahead of heading out on loan.

He was in excellent form at Academy level before moving to Gateshead, scoring six times in nine appearances for the Under-21s in Premier League 2 as well as being a regular on the scoresheet in both the Central League and Central League Cup with eight in just four appearances.