2003–04 Football League Trophy

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2003–04 Football League Trophy
Country England
Teams 60
Champions Blackpool
Runners-up Southend United
Matches played 61

The 2003–04 Football League Trophy, known as the LDV Vans Trophy for sponsorship reasons, was the 21st season in the history of the competition. A straight knockout competition for English football clubs in the third and fourth tiers of the English football league system.[1]

In all, 60 clubs entered the competition, including twelve from the Conference National. It was split into two sections, Northern and Southern, with the winners of each section contesting the final at the Millennium Stadium, Cardiff. The competition began on 13 October 2003 and concluded on 21 March 2004.[2]

The winners were Blackpool, who defeated Southend United 2–0 to win the title for a second time.[3]

First round[edit]

Four clubs received a bye into the Second Round. Bury and Huddersfield Town in the Northern section, and Northampton Town and Swansea City in the Southern section.

Second round[edit]

Quarter finals[edit]

Semi finals[edit]

Area Finals[edit]

Northern section[edit]

Southern Section[edit]


21 March 2004
13:00 GMT
Blackpool 2 – 0 Southend United
Murphy Goal 2'
Coid Goal 55'
Millennium Stadium, Cardiff
Attendance: 34,031
Referee: Roy Pearson (County Durham)


  1. ^ "The Football League Trophy". RSSSF. Retrieved 12 June 2010.
  2. ^ "2003–04 LDV Vans Trophy". RSSSF. Retrieved 12 June 2010.
  3. ^ "Blackpool 2–0 Southend". BBC Sport. Retrieved 12 June 2010.

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