Leyton Orient were unable to seal the non-league double as they were beaten 1-0 by AFC Fylde in the FA Trophy final.

Danny Rowe’s second-half free-kick was all that separated the two sides in an end-to-end encounter at Wembley.

Justin Edinburgh sprung few surprises with his team selection, naming the same 11 that started in the final league game against Braintree Town, with the only change to the entire squad being Sam Ling’s place on the bench over Jay Simpson.

Orient looked the brighter early on and had an effort by Jobi McAnuff blocked away in the opening minutes.

Fylde were then forced into an early change when Neill Byrne and Josh Coulson clashed heads. Coulson was able to continue but, after receiving treatment, Byrne was replaced by Tom Brewitt.

The Lancashire side then started to get a hold on the game and the lively Nick Haughton set up a number of good opportunities which they were unable to convert.

Alex Reid was guilty of spurning two chances when one-on-one with Brill, but it was Haughton himself who missed the golden opportunity when a cross from Danny Rowe came all the way through to him at the far post, but he was unable to wrap his foot around the ball and sent it wide.

Orient came closest to an opener through James Brophy, but his shot from distance was comfortable enough for Jay Lynch.

Josh Koroma was also looking dangerous on his forays forward, but two curling attempts from him sailed harmlessly over the bar.

A change for Orient at the break saw Jordan Maguire-Drew come on for Jamie Turley, with Brophy filling in at right-wingback, and the former Wrexham man almost made an instant impact when he curled a free-kick onto the base of the post just three minutes after his introduction.

Fylde cleared and, from the resulting corner, the O’s had another chance, but Dan Happe’s header at the far post just cleared the bar.

Orient were looking the far more likely team to score and they came close again when another corner to the back post found Ekpiteta this time, but he too struck the woodwork as luck continued to evade the O’s.

The National League’s top scorer then had his say on the game as Rowe put Fylde ahead in stunning fashion.

A foul on the edge of the area gave the Coasters a free-kick from a sizeable distance out, but Rowe smashed into the top corner to break the deadlock.

This seemed to spark a sense of urgency into the O’s side, and they introduced FA Trophy hero Matt Harrold in the hope that he could come up with the goods at the final stage.

His first action, though, was to inadvertently block Maguire-Drew’s goal-bound effort after Joe Widdowson had struck the post. Fylde then cleared the danger but were awarded a free-kick for Harrold being offside.

The O’s continued to push for an equaliser with efforts from Maguire-Drew and Harrold, the latter of which was a downward header that bounced just over Lynch’s bar.

An equaliser wasn’t forthcoming though, and Orient will return to the Football League with the one piece of silverware rather than two.

Orient team: Brill, Ekpiteta, Coulson, Happe, Widdowson; Clay, McAnuff, Brophy; Koroma, Bonne

Subs: Sargeant, Ling, Lee, Harrold, Maguire-Drew