2001–02 Football League Trophy

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The Football League Trophy 2001–02, known as the LDV Vans Trophy 2001–02 for sponsorship reasons, was the 19th staging of the Football League Trophy, a knock-out competition for English football clubs in Second, Third Division and the Conference. The winners were Blackpool and the runners-up were Cambridge United.

The competition began on 15 October 2001 and ended with the final on 24 March 2002 at the Millennium Stadium in Cardiff.

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 for the honour of the trophy.

First round[edit]

Hull City, Mansfield Town, Oldham Athletic and Tranmere Rovers from the North section all received byes.

Bristol Rovers, Luton Town, Peterborough United and Reading from the South section all received byes.

Second round[edit]


Area semi-finals[edit]

Area finals[edit]

Northern Area final[edit]

29 January 2002
Blackpool 3–1 Huddersfield Town
Wellens Goal 3'
Murphy Goal 38'
Taylor Goal 70'
Schofield Goal 56'
Bloomfield Road, Blackpool
Attendance: 4,573

12 February 2002
Huddersfield Town 2 – 1
Wijnhard Goal 5' (pen)
Schofield Goal 33'
Bullock Goal 103'
Galpharm Stadium, Huddersfield
Attendance: 7,736

Blackpool beat Huddersfield Town 4–3 on aggregate.

Southern Area final[edit]

30 January 2002
Cambridge United 0–0 Bristol City
Abbey Stadium, Cambridge
Attendance: 3,470

19 February 2002
Bristol City 0–2 Cambridge United
One Goal 38', Goal 59'
Ashton Gate, Bristol
Attendance: 12,264

Cambridge United beat Bristol City 2–0 on aggregate.


24 March 2002
15:00 BST
Blackpool 4–1 Cambridge United
Murphy Goal 6'
Clarke Goal 54'
Hills Goal 77'
Taylor Goal 82'
Wanless Goal 28' (pen)
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 20,287
Referee: R. Fernandiz
GK 1 Phil Barnes
DF 4 John O'Kane Booked
DF 26 Ian Marshall (c) Substituted off 39'
DF 29 Chris Clarke
DF 3 Tommy Jaszczun Booked
MF 24 Martin Bullock
MF 7 Richie Wellens Substituted off 84'
MF 14 Lee Collins
MF 15 John Hills
FW 9 John Murphy
FW 10 Scott Taylor Substituted off 84'
DF 5 Ian Hughes Substituted in 39'
MF 11 Paul Simpson Substituted in 84'
GK 13 James Pullen
MF 23 Graham Fenton
FW 25 Richard Walker Substituted in 84'
Steve McMahon
GK 1 Lionel Pérez
DF 6 Stevland Angus Substituted off 84'
DF 21 Adam Tann
DF 4 Andy Duncan
DF 33 Fred Murray
MF 20 Shane Tudor Substituted off 61'
MF 7 Paul Wanless (c)
MF 3 Ian Ashbee
MF 14 Luke Guttridge Booked
FW 10 Tom Youngs
FW 9 Dave Kitson Substituted off 73'
GK 13 Shaun Marshall
MF 8 Terry Fleming
DF 25 Danny Jackman Substituted in 61'
FW 31 Armand One Substituted in 73'
DF 32 Warren Goodhind Substituted in 84'
John Taylor


  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Maximum of 5 substitutions.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n after extra time

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