1985 Football League Trophy Final

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1985 Freight Rover Trophy Final
Old Wembley Stadium (external view).jpg
Event 1984–85 Football League Trophy
Date 1 June 1985
Venue Wembley Stadium, London
Referee T.Bune (Newbury)
Attendance 39,897
Weather Sunny[1]

The 1985 Football League Trophy Final, known as the Freight Rover Trophy for sponsorship reasons was the 2nd final of the domestic football cup competition for teams from the Third and Fourth Divisions.

The final was played at Wembley Stadium in London on 1 June 1985, and was contested by Wigan Athletic and Brentford. Wigan Athletic won the match 3–1, with Mike Newell, Tony Kelly and David Lowe scoring the goals. The trophy was presented by guest of honour Elton John.

Match details[edit]

1 June 1985
Wigan Athletic 3–1 Brentford
Newell Goal 27'
Kelly Goal 38'
Lowe Goal 55'
Report Cooke Goal 52'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 39,897
Referee: T.Bune (Newbury)
Wigan Athletic
GK Roy Tunks
DF Alex Cribley
DF Barry Knowles
DF Steve Walsh
DF Colin Methven (c)
MF David Lowe
MF Tony Kelly
MF Graham Barrow
MF Kevin Langley
FW Gary Bennett Substituted off 65'
FW Mike Newell Substituted off 85'
FW Warren Aspinall Substituted in 65'
FW Paul Jewell Substituted in 85'
Bryan Hamilton
GK Gary Phillips
DF Danis Salman
DF Jamie Murray
DF Keith Millen
DF Steve Wignall
MF Terry Hurlock (c)
MF Chris Kamara
MF Bob Booker Substituted off 60'
FW Robbie Cooke
FW Gary Roberts
FW Keith Cassells
MF Terry Bullivant Substituted in 60'
MF George Torrance
Frank McLintock


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

Road to Wembley[edit]

Wigan Athletic[edit]

First Round 1st leg Wrexham 2–2 Wigan Athletic
First Round 2nd leg Wigan Athletic 3–1 Wrexham
  Wigan Athletic won 5–3 on aggregate
Second Round Bury 0–1 Wigan Athletic
Northern Section Quarter-finals Wigan Athletic 3–1 Tranmere Rovers
Northern Section Semi-final Lincoln City 1–3 Wigan Athletic
Northern Section Final Mansfield Town 1–1 Wigan Athletic
  Wigan Athletic won 3–1 on penalties


First Round 1st leg Reading 1–3 Brentford
First Round 2nd leg Brentford 2–0 Reading
  Brentford won 5–1 on aggregate
Second Round Brentford 1–0 Cambridge United
Southern Section Quarter-finals Swansea City 0–2 Brentford
Southern Section Semi-final Bournemouth 2–3 Brentford
Southern Section Final Brentford 6–0 Newport County


  1. ^ Thomas, Russell (3 June 1985). "Wigan sparkle in Wembley sun". The Guardian. p. 30. (Subscription required (help)). 

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