2012–13 Football League Trophy

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2012–13 Football League Trophy
Country  England
Teams 48
Champions Crewe Alexandra
Runners-up Southend United
Matches played 49
Goals scored 139 (2.84 per match)
Attendance 231,115 (4,717 per match)

The 2012–13 Football League Trophy, known as the Johnstone's Paint Trophy for sponsorship reasons, is the 29th season in the history of the competition. It is a knock-out tournament for English football clubs in League One and League Two, the third and fourth tiers of the English football.

In all, 48 clubs will enter the competition. It is split into two sections, Northern and Southern, with the winners of each section contesting the final at Wembley Stadium. Chesterfield are the defending champions, having beaten Swindon Town in the previous year's final, 2–0.

First round[edit]

The draw for the first round of the competition took place on 18 August 2012.[1] Sixteen clubs were given a bye into the second round, and the remaining 32 clubs, including the holders, were divided into four geographical regions.

Byes

Second Round[edit]

The draw for the second round of the competition took place on 8 September 2012, with matches played in the week commencing 8 October 2012.[2]

Area Quarter Finals[edit]

The draw for the Area Quarter Finals was made on 13 October 2012, and the matches will be played in the week commencing 3 December 2012.[3]

Area Semi Finals[edit]

The draw for the Area Semi Finals was made on 8 December 2012, and the matches will be played in the week commencing 7 January 2013.[4]

Area finals[edit]

The area finals, which serve as the semi-finals for the entire competition, were contested over two legs, home and away.

Northern section[edit]

Crewe Alexandra won 3–2 on aggregate.

Southern section[edit]

Southend United won 3–2 on aggregate.

Final[edit]

7 April 2013
13:15 BST
Crewe Alexandra 2–0 Southend United
Murphy Goal 6'
Clayton Goal 49'
Report
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 43,842
Referee: Nigel Miller (Durham County)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Trophy Round 1 draw". The Football League. 18 August 2012. 
  2. ^ "Trophy Round 2 draw". The Football League. 8 September 2012. 
  3. ^ "Trophy Area Quarter-Finals draw". The Football League. 13 October 2012. 
  4. ^ "Trophy Area Semi-Finals draw". The Football League. 8 December 2012. 

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