1998–99 Football League Trophy

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The Football League Trophy 1998–99, known as the Auto Windscreens Shield 1998–99 for sponsorship reasons, was the 16th staging of the Football League Trophy, a knock-out competition for English football clubs in Second and Third Division. The winners were Wigan Athletic who beat Millwall 1–0 in the final.

The competition began on 8 December 1998 and ended with the final on 18 April 1999 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 to determine the winners of the Football League Trophy.

Area finals[edit]

Northern Area final[edit]

16 March 1999
Wigan Athletic 2–0 Wrexham
Sharp Goal 59'
Barlow Goal 71'
Springfield Park, Wigan
Attendance: 4,938

23 March 1999
Wrexham 2–3 Wigan Athletic
Brammer Goal 37'
Edwards Goal 59'
Ridler Red card
Haworth Goal 2' Goal 52'
O'Neill Goal 88'
Racecourse Ground, Wrexham
Attendance: 4,941

Wigan Athletic beat Wrexham 5–2 on aggregate.

Southern Area final[edit]

9 March 1999
Millwall 1–0 Walsall
Cahill Goal 4'
The Den, London

16 March 1999
Walsall 1–1 Millwall
Eyjólfsson Goal 88' Sadlier Goal 37'
Bescot Stadium, West Midlands
Attendance: 9,158

Millwall beat Walsall 2–1 on aggregate.


18 April 1999
14:00 BST
Millwall 0–1 Wigan Athletic
Report Rogers Goal 90+3'
Wembley, London
Attendance: 55,349
Referee: C.R.Wilkes
Wigan Athletic
GK Ben Roberts
DF Gerard Lavin YC
DF Jamie Stuart
DF Stuart Nethercott
DF Joe Dolan
MF Tim Cahill
MF Paul Ifill
MF Ricky Newman YC
MF Steven Reid
FW Neil Harris
FW Richard Sadlier
MF Paul Shaw
MF Bobby Bowry
MF Marc Bircham
Keith Stevens
GK Roy Carroll
DF Carl Bradshaw (c) YC
DF Pat McGibbon YC
DF Stuart Balmer
DF Kevin Sharp
MF Colin Greenall
MF Paul Rogers
MF Michael O'Neill YC
FW Andy Liddell
FW Simon Haworth
FW Stuart Barlow Substituted off 88'
DF Scott Green
MF David Lee Substituted in 88'
FW Graeme Jones
Ray Mathias


  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Maximum of 3 substitutions.

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