1987 Football League Trophy Final

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1987 Freight Rover Trophy
Old Wembley Stadium (external view).jpg
Event 1986–87 Football League Trophy
Mansfield Town won 5–4 on penalties
Date 24 May 1987
Venue Wembley Stadium, London
Referee A.Gunn (Burgess Hill)
Attendance 58,586

The 1987 Football League Trophy Final, known as the Freight Rover Trophy for sponsorship reasons, was the 4th final of the domestic football cup competition for teams from the Third Division and Fourth Division. The final was played at Wembley Stadium, London on 24 May 1987, and was contested by Bristol City and Mansfield Town. With the score tied at 1–1 after extra time, Mansfield Town won the match in a penalty shootout.

The match was the first ever final at Wembley to be decided by a penalty shootout, and the trophy was Mansfield Town's first major honours in the club's history.

Match details[edit]

24 May 1987
Bristol City 1–1
Mansfield Town
Riley Goal 88' Report Kent Goal 57'
Williams Penalty scored
Newman Penalty scored
MacPhail Penalty scored
Curle Penalty scored
Owen Penalty missed
Moyes Penalty missed
4–5 Penalty scored Kearney
Penalty missed Cassells
Penalty scored Stringfellow
Penalty scored Pollard
Penalty scored Kent
Penalty scored Kenworthy
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 58,586
Referee: A.Gunn (Burgess Hill)
GK 1 Keith Waugh
DF 2 Rob Newman
DF 3 Brian Williams
DF 4 David Moyes
DF 5 John MacPhail
MF 6 Andy Llewellyn
MF 7 Gordon Owen
MF 8 Gary Marshall Substituted off 115'
MF 9 Glyn Riley
FW 10 Alan Walsh Substituted off 70'
FW 11 Joe Jordan
MF 12 Paul Fitzpatrick Substituted in 115'
DF 14 Keith Curle Substituted in 70'
Terry Cooper
GK 1 Kevin Hitchcock
DF 2 Mike Graham
DF 3 Paul Garner
MF 4 Tony Lowery
DF 5 George Foster
DF 6 Tony Kenworthy
MF 7 Kevin Kent
MF 8 Jason Danskin Substituted off 90'
FW 9 Neil Whatmore Substituted off 65'
FW 10 Keith Cassells
MF 11 Mark Kearney
DF 12 Gary Pollard Substituted in 90'
FW 14 Ian Stringfellow Substituted in 65'
Ian Greaves


  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Two named substitutes
  • Maximum of two substitutions.

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