1997–98 Football League Trophy

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1997–98 Football League Trophy
Country England
Wales
Teams 48
Champions Grimsby Town
Runners-up Bournemouth
Matches played 49

The Football League Trophy 1997–98, known as the Auto Windscreens Shield 1997–98 for sponsorship reasons, was the 15th staging of the Football League Trophy, a knock-out competition for English football clubs in Second and Third Division. The winners were Grimsby Town and the runners-up were Bournemouth.

The competition began on 6 December 1997 and ended with the final on 19 April 1998 at the Wembley Stadium.

In the first round, there were two sections: North and South. In the following rounds each section gradually eliminates teams in knock-out fashion until each has a winning finalist. At this point, the two winning finalists face each other in the combined final for the honour of the trophy.

First round[edit]

Blackpool, Burnley, Macclesfield, Mansfield Town, Notts County, Rotherham United, Wrexham and York City from the North section all received byes.

Brentford, Bournemouth, Brighton & Hove Albion, Bristol City, Exeter City, Luton Town, Swansea City and Torquay United from the South section all received byes.

Second round[edit]

Quarter-finals[edit]

Area semi-finals[edit]

Area finals[edit]

Northern Area final[edit]

10 March 1998
19:45
Grimsby Town 1–1 Burnley
Groves Goal 78' Payton Goal 23'
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes
Attendance: 6,064
17 March 1998
19:45
Burnley 0–2 Grimsby Town
Nogan Goal 10'
Donovan Goal 57'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 10,257

Grimsby Town beat Burnley 3–1 on aggregate.

Southern Area final[edit]

10 March 1998
19:45
Walsall 0–2 Bournemouth
Rolling Goal 13'
Beardsmore Goal 30'
Bescot Stadium, Walsall
Attendance: 6,017
17 March 1998
19:45
Bournemouth 2–3 Walsall
Evans Goal 55' (o.g.)
Rolling Goal 82'
Thomas Goal 47'
Boli Goal 53'
Tholot Goal 80'
Dean Court, Bournemouth
Attendance: 8,972

Bournemouth beat Walsall 4–3 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

19 April 1998
15:00 BST
Bournemouth 1–2 Grimsby Town
Bailey Goal 31' Glass Goal 75' (o.g.)
BurnettGolden goal in the 112th minute 112'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 62,432
Referee: M.E. Pierce
Bournemouth
Grimsby Town
GK 1 Jimmy Glass
DF 2 Neil Young
DF 3 Jamie Vincent
DF 4 Eddie Howe Booked
DF 5 Ian Cox
MF 6 John Bailey Booked
MF 7 Russell Beardsmore Substituted off 105'
MF 8 Steve Robinson
FW 9 Mark Stein
FW 10 Steve Fletcher
MF 11 Christer Warren Substituted off 90'
Substitutes:
DF Franck Rolling
MF Jason Brissett Substituted in 90'
MF John O'Neil Substituted in 105'
Manager:
Mel Machin
GK 1 Aidan Davison
DF 2 John McDermott Booked
DF 3 Tony Gallimore Substituted off 55'
DF 4 Peter Handyside
DF 5 Mark Lever
MF 6 Wayne Burnett Booked
MF 7 Kevin Donovan
MF 8 David Smith Booked
FW 9 Daryl Clare Substituted off 55'
FW 10 Lee Nogan Substituted off 93'
MF 11 Paul Groves (c)
Substitute:
FW 12 Steve Livingstone Booked Substituted in 55'
MF 13 Kingsley Black Substituted in 55'
MF 14 Kevin Jobling Substituted in 93'
Manager:
Alan Buckley

Match rules

  • 90 minutes
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary
  • Golden goal in extra time
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level
  • Maximum of three substitutions

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e after extra time

External links[edit]