2008 Football League Trophy Final

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2008 Football League Trophy Final
Event Football League Trophy 2007–08
Date 30 March 2008
Venue Wembley Stadium, London
Referee Phil Joslin (Kent)
Attendance 56,618

The 2008 Football League Trophy Final was the 25th final of the domestic football cup competition for teams from Football Leagues One and Two, the Football League Trophy. The final was played at Wembley Stadium in London on 30 March 2009, the first time that the final had been staged at the stadium since it was rebuilt. The match was contested by Grimsby Town and Milton Keynes Dons. MK Dons won the match 2–0 with Keith Andrews and Sean O'Hanlon scoring the goals in the final 20 minutes.

Match details[edit]

30 March 2008
13:15 BST
Grimsby Town 0–2 Milton Keynes Dons
Andrews Goal 74' (pen.)
O'Hanlon Goal 81'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 56,618
Referee: Phil Joslin (Nottinghamshire)
GK 1 Phil Barnes
RB 2 Jamie Clarke
CB 25 Rob Atkinson
CB 6 Nick Fenton (c)
LB 3 Tom Newey
LM 17 Nick Hegarty
CM 4 James Hunt Substituted off 79'
CM 15 Paul Bolland
RM 11 Danny Boshell YC
CF 7 Peter Till Substituted off 61'
CF 9 Danny North Substituted off 46'
GK 13 Gary Montgomery
MF 18 Peter Bore Substituted in 46'
DF 5 Ryan Bennett
MF 10 Ciaran Toner Substituted in 79'
CF 19 Gary Jones Substituted in 61'
Alan Buckley
GK 12 Willy Guéret
RB 2 Jude Stirling
CB 6 Sean O'Hanlon
CB 25 Danny Swailes
LB 3 Dean Lewington (c)
RM 4 Keith Andrews
CM 20 Alan Navarro YC
LM 11 Lloyd Dyer
CF 10 Colin Cameron Substituted off 90'
CF 23 Jemal Johnson Substituted off 77'
CF 8 Kevin Gallen Substituted off 77'
GK 29 Nathan Abbey
MF 14 Mark Wright Substituted in 77'
MF 36 Sam Baldock Substituted in 90'
MF 16 Aaron Wilbraham Substituted in 77'
DF 13 Gareth Edds
Paul Ince


  • Assistant referees:


  • 90 minutes.
  • 30 minutes of extra-time if necessary.
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level.
  • Five named substitutes
  • Maximum of three substitutions.

Route to the final[edit]

Grimsby Town[edit]

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Milton Keynes Dons[edit]

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  • Milton Keynes Dons were granted a bye into the second round