2012 Football League Trophy Final

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2012 Football League Trophy Final
Event 2011-12 Football League Trophy
Date 25 March 2012
Venue Wembley Stadium, London
Man of the Match Nathan Smith (Chesterfield)
Referee Anthony Bates, Staffordshire
Attendance 49,602

The 2012 Football League Trophy Final was the 29th 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 25 March 2012. The match was contested between Chesterfield from League One and Swindon Town from League Two. Chesterfield won the game 2–0.[1]

Match details[edit]

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
Swindon Town
GK 1 Tommy Lee
RB 18 James Hurst
CB 6 Simon Ford
CB 5 Josh Thompson
LB 28 Nathan Smith
RM 25 Drew Talbot
CM 7 Mark Allott
CM 30 Franck Moussa Substituted off 81'
LM 16 Alexandre Mendy
ST 21 Jordan Bowery Substituted off 87'
ST 14 Jack Lester Substituted off 37'
GK 13 Greg Fleming
MF 23 Mark Randall Substituted in 81'
ST 9 Craig Westcarr Substituted in 37'
ST 10 Danny Whitaker
ST 19 Scott Boden Substituted in 87'
John Sheridan
GK 35 Wes Foderingham
RB 5 Joe Devera
CB 13 Oliver Risser Substituted off 62'
CB 12 Alan McCormack
LB 2 Jay McEveley Substituted off 77'
RM 10 Matt Ritchie
CM 24 Jonathan Smith Substituted off 72'
CM 8 Simon Ferry
LM 22 Lee Holmes
ST 9 Paul Benson
ST 17 Alan Connell YC 56'
GK 26 Phil Smith
DF 27 Alessandro Cibocchi Substituted in 77'
MF 14 John Bostock Substituted in 72'
ST 23 Raffaele De Vita
ST 34 Ronan Murray Substituted in 62'
Paolo Di Canio

Man of the match


  • Assistant referees:
  • Fourth official:


  • 90 minutes
  • Penalty shoot-out if scores still level
  • Five named substitutes
  • Maximum of three substitutions


Chesterfield Swindon
Total shots 8 15
Shots on target 4 9
Ball possession 40% 60%
Corner kicks 1 11
Fouls committed 9 7
Offsides 6 0
Yellow cards 0 1
Red cards 0 0

Source: BBC Sport[1]

Post match[edit]

Chesterfield manager, John Sheridan spoke of his desire to keep Chesterfield in League One saying of the game "It's great for the fans and it's a trophy – I won't disrespect it. But I know where my loyalties lie and I'm desperate to stay in the division".[2] Swindon manager, Paolo Di Canio described his players as mentally weak saying "Today we deserved to be a loser because we were all weak".[3]


  1. ^ a b "Chesterfield 2–0 Swindon". BBC Sport. Retrieved 25 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Chesterfield boss John Sheridan moves focus to survival". BBC Sport. Retrieved 26 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Swindon Town boss Paolo di Canio says players were 'weak'". BBC Sport. Retrieved 26 March 2012.