2002–03 Football League Trophy

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2002–03 Football League Trophy
Teams 60
Champions Bristol City
Runners-up Carlisle United

The 2002–03 Football League Trophy, known as the 2002–03 LDV Vans Trophy for sponsorship reasons, was the 20th staging of the Football League Trophy, a knock-out competition for English football clubs in Second and Third Division. The winners were Bristol City and the runners-up were Carlisle United.

The competition began on 22 October 2002 and ended with the final on 6 April 2003 at the Millennium 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 for the honour of the trophy. In addition to the 48 League teams, 12 teams from the Football Conference were also invited to participate in the competition.

First round[edit]

Second round[edit]


Area semi-finals[edit]

Area finals[edit]

Northern Area final[edit]

Southern Area final[edit]

18 February 2003
Bristol City 4–2 Cambridge United
Doherty Goal 21'
Burnell Goal 64'
Murray Goal 67'
Robins Goal 77'
Report Kitson Goal 34'54'

25 February 2003
Cambridge United 0–3 Bristol City
Report Carey Goal 11'
Murray Goal 45'
Roberts Goal 80'
Abbey Stadium, Cambridge


6 April 2003
13:30 BST
Bristol City 2–0 Carlisle United
Peacock Goal 78'
Rosenior Goal 89'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 50,913
Referee: P.Walton (Northamptonshire)
Bristol City
Carlisle United
GK 1 Steve Phillips
DF 2 Louis Carey
DF 5 Tony Butler
DF 19 Danny Coles
DF 3 Michael Bell Substituted off 85'
MF 7 Scott Murray
MF 8 Joe Burnell YC
MF 4 Tommy Doherty (c)
MF 11 Brian Tinnion Substituted off 81'
MF 18 Christian Roberts Substituted off 62'
FW 10 Lee Peacock
GK 14 Mike Stowell
DF 6 Matt Hill Substituted in 85'
DF 26 Liam Rosenior Substituted in 62'
MF 12 Aaron Brown Substituted in 81'
FW 9 Peter Beadle
Danny Wilson
GK 27 Matt Glennon
DF 5 Brian Shelley
DF 4 Paul Raven
DF 15 Darren Kelly YC Substituted off 80'
DF 7 Peter Murphy
MF 24 Jon McCarthy
MF 17 Stuart Green
MF 25 Mark Summerbell Substituted off 85'
FW 33 Adam Rundle
FW 9 Richie Foran YC
FW 34 Craig Farrell Substituted off 75'
DF 3 Lee Maddison Substituted in 80'
DF 13 Willo McDonagh Substituted in 85'
MF 20 Brendan McGill
FW 11 Brian Wake Substituted in 75'
FW 26 Craig Russell
Roddy Collins


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


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