1984–85 Football League Trophy

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The 1984–85 Football League Trophy, known as the 1984–85 Freight Rover Trophy, was the second staging of the Football League Trophy, a knock-out competition for English football clubs in the Third Division and the Fourth Division. The winners were Wigan Athletic and the runners-up were Brentford.

The competition began on 22 January 1985 and ended with the final on 1 June 1985 at 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]

Second round[edit]


Area semi-finals[edit]

Area finals[edit]

Northern Area final[edit]

20 May 1985
Mansfield Town (1) 1 – 1 (3) Wigan Athletic
win on penalties[1]

Southern Area final[edit]


1 June 1985
Wigan Athletic 3–1 Brentford
Newell Goal 27'
Kelly Goal 38'
Lowe Goal 55'
Cooke Goal 52'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 39,897
Referee: T.Bune (Newbury)


  1. ^ a b c d e f g After extra-time.