1998 Football League Trophy Final

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1998 Football League Trophy Final
Wembley Twin Towers.jpg
Wembley, hosted the match.
Event 1997–98 Football League Trophy
Date 19 April 1998
Venue Wembley, London
Man of the Match John McDermott (Grimsby Town)
Referee M.E.Pierce (Portsmouth)
Attendance 62,432

The 1998 Football League Trophy Final (known as the Auto Windscreens Shields Trophy for sponsorship reasons) was the 15th final of the domestic football cup competition for teams from the Second and Third Division of the Football League. The match was played at Wembley on 19 April 1998, and was contested by Bournemouth and Grimsby Town. The match was won by Grimsby Town, with Wayne Burnett scoring the winning golden goal in the 2–1 victory during extra-time. The attendance was the largest for a sporting event in England that weekend.

Grimsby's victory was the first of a Wembley double that season as later they went on to triumph in the 1998 Football League Second Division play-off Final.


Bournemouth and Grimsby entered the fixture in a similar positions with both clubs fighting for promotion from the Football League Second Division. Grimsby were 3rd trailing Watford and Bristol City where Bournemouth were outsdide the play-offs in 8th. Bournemouth were competing in their second Football League Trophy final having won the first ever tournament in 1984, Grimsby were competing in their first final and were playing at Wembley for the very first time.

Match details[edit]

19 April 1998
Bournemouth 1–2
Grimsby Town
Bailey Goal 31' (Report) Glass Goal 75' (og)
Burnett Goal 112'
Wembley, London
Attendance: 62,432
Referee: M.E.Pierce
Grimsby Town
GK Jimmy Glass
DF Neil Young
DF Jamie Vincent
DF Eddie Howe Booked
DF Ian Cox
MF John Bailey Booked
MF Russell Beardsmore Substituted off 105'
MF Steve Robinson
MF Christer Warren Substituted off 90'
FW Mark Stein
FW Steve Fletcher
DF Franck Rolling
MF Jason Brissett Substituted in 90'
MF John O'Neill Substituted in 105'
Mel Machin
GK Aidan Davison
DF John McDermott Booked
DF Tony Gallimore Substituted off 55'
DF Peter Handyside
DF Mark Lever
MF Wayne Burnett Booked
MF Kevin Donovan
MF David Smith Booked
MF Paul Groves (c)
FW Lee Nogan Substituted off 93'
FW Daryl Clare Substituted off 55'
MF Kingsley Black Substituted in 55'
MF Kevin Jobling Substituted in 93'
FW Steve Livingstone Booked Substituted in 55'
Alan Buckley


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

Route to the final[edit]


Round 1 (South) received bye
Round 2 (South) Bournemouth 2–0 Leyton Orient
Quarter-finals (South) Bournemouth 1–0 Bristol City
Semi-finals (South) Bournemouth 1–0 Luton Town
Final (South, 1st leg) Walsall 0–2 Bournemouth
Final (South, 2nd leg) Bournemouth 2–3 Walsall
  (Bournemouth won 4–3 on aggregate)

Grimsby Town[edit]

Round 1 (North) Chesterfield 0–1 Grimsby Town
Round 2 (North) Grimsby Town 1–0 Hull City
Quarter-finals (North) Scunthorpe United 0–2 Grimsby Town
Semi-finals (North) Grimsby Town 1–0 Blackpool
Final (North, 1st leg) Burnley 0–2 Grimsby Town
Final (North, 2nd leg) Grimsby Town 1–1 Burnley
  (Grimsby Town won 3–1 on aggregate)

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