2011–12 Football League Trophy

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2011–12 Football League Trophy
Country  England
Teams 48
Champions Chesterfield
Runners-up Swindon Town
Matches played 49
Goals scored 137 (2.8 per match)
Top goal scorer(s) Finland Shefki Kuqi
United States Mike Grella
(4 goals each)

The 2011–12 Football League Trophy, known as the Johnstone's Paint Trophy for sponsorship reasons, is the 28th season in the history of the competition. It is a knock-out tournament for English football clubs in League One and League Two, the third and fourth tiers of the English football.

In all, 48 clubs will enter the competition. It is split into two sections, Northern and Southern, with the winners of each section contesting the final at Wembley Stadium. Carlisle United is the defending champion, having beaten Brentford in the previous year's final, 1–0 but were beaten in the Northern Section First Round by Accrington Stanley 3–2.

First round[edit]

The draw for the first round of the competition took place on 13 August 2011. Sixteen clubs were given a bye into the second round, and the remaining 32 clubs, including the holders, were divided into four geographical regions.


Second round[edit]

The second round draw took place on 3 September 2011, with matches played in the week commencing 3 October 2011.[1]

Area Quarter Finals[edit]

The area quarter finals draw took place on 8 October 2011, with matches played in the week commencing 8 November 2011.[2]

Area Semi Finals[edit]

The area semi finals draw took place on 12 November 2011, with matches played in the week commencing 5 December 2011.

Area finals[edit]

The area finals, which serve as the semi-finals for the entire competition, were contested over two legs, home and away. 1st Leg ties due to be played by 18 January 2012. A 2nd Leg tie will be played on Monday 30 January 2012 and another on 7 February 2012

Northern section[edit]

Chesterfield won 3−1 on aggregate

Southern section[edit]

Swindon Town won 2−1 on aggregate


25 March 2012
14:00 BST
Chesterfield 2 – 0 Swindon Town
Risser Goal 47' (o.g.)
Westcarr Goal 90+4'
Wembley Stadium, London
Attendance: 49,602
Referee: Anthony Bates


  1. ^ "Trophy Round 2 draw". The Football League. 3 September 2011. 
  2. ^ "Trophy Round 3 draw". The Football League. 8 October 2011. 

3. http://www.football-league.co.uk/johnstonespainttrophy/news/20111207/trophy-area-finals-draw_2293332_2540268 07/12/2011

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