1986–87 Football League Trophy

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The 1986–87 Football League Trophy, known as the 1986–87 Freight Rover Trophy, was the fourth 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 Mansfield Town and the runners-up were Bristol City.

The competition began on 24 November 1986 and ended with the final on 24 May 1987 at Wembley Stadium.

In the first round, there were two sections split into eight groups: 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.

Preliminary round[edit]

Northern Section[edit]

Southern Section[edit]

First Round[edit]


Area semi-finals[edit]

Area finals[edit]

Northern Area final[edit]

15 April 1987
Chester City (1) 1 – 0 (2) Mansfield Town

Southern Area final[edit]

8 April 1987
Aldershot 1 – 2 Bristol City

14 April 1987
Bristol City (4) 2 – 0 (1) Aldershot



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