1999 Football League Trophy Final

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1999 Football League Trophy Final
Event 1998–99 Football League Trophy
Date 18 April 1999
Venue Wembley Stadium, London
Referee C. R. Wilkes (Gloucester)
Attendance 55,349

The 1999 Football League Trophy Final (known as the Auto Windscreens Shields Trophy for sponsorship reasons) was the 16th final of the domestic Football League Trophy competition for teams from the Second and Third Division of the Football League.

The match was played at Wembley Stadium on 18 April 1999, and was contested by Millwall and Wigan Athletic. This was Millwall's first appearance at Wembley in a recognised competition, and the club brought around 47,000 of the 55,000 fans in attendance.

Wigan won the match 1–0, with Paul Rogers scoring the winning goal three minutes into injury-time, one of only five goals he scored for the club in three years.

Route to the final[edit]

The rounds were split into two sections: North and South. Wigan Athletic were the winning finalists of the Northern Section, and Millwall were the winners of the Southern Final.


Round 1 Millwall 2–0 Cardiff City
Round 2 Brighton 1–5 Millwall
Quarter-final Bournemouth 1–1 Millwall
  (Millwall won 4–3 on penalties)
Semi-final Millwall 1–0 Gillingham
Southern Final (1st leg) Millwall 1–0 Walsall
Southern Final (2nd leg) Walsall 1–1 Millwall
  (Millwall won 2–1 on aggregate)

Wigan Athletic[edit]

Round 1 Rotherham 0–3 Wigan Athletic
Round 2 Wigan Athletic 3–0 Scarborough
Quarter-final Carlisle United 0–3 Wigan Athletic
Semi-final Rochdale 0–2 Wigan Athletic
Northern Final (1st leg) Wigan Athletic 2–0 Wrexham
Northern Final (2nd leg) Wrexham 2–3 Wigan Athletic
  (Wigan Athletic won 5–2 on aggregate)


Match details[edit]

18 April 1999
14:00 BST
Millwall 0–1 Wigan Athletic
Report Rogers Goal 90+3'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 55,349
Referee: C. R. Wilkes (Gloucester)
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
DF Colin Greenall
MF Paul Rogers Goal
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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