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1997–98 Football League Trophy

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1997–98 Football League Trophy

1997–98 Football League Trophy
Country  England
Teams 48
Champions Grimsby Town
Runners-up Bournemouth
Matches played 49

The Football League Trophy 1997–98, known as the Auto Windscreens Shield 1997–98 for sponsorship reasons, was the 15th staging of the Football League Trophy, a knock-out competition for English football clubs in Second and Third Division. The winners were Grimsby Town and the runners-up were Bournemouth.

The competition began on 6 December 1997 and ended with the final on 19 April 1998 at the Wembley 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.

First round

Blackpool, Burnley, Macclesfield, Mansfield Town, Notts County, Rotherham United, Wrexham and York City from the North section all received byes.

Brentford, Bournemouth, Brighton & Hove Albion, Bristol City, Exeter City, Luton Town, Swansea City and Torquay United from the South section all received byes.

Second round


Area semi-finals

Area finals

Northern Area final

Grimsby Town 1 – 1 Burnley
Groves Goal 78' Payton Goal 23'
Blundell Park, Cleethorpes
Attendance: 6,064
Burnley 0 – 2 Grimsby Town
Nogan Goal 10'
Donovan Goal 57'
Turf Moor, Burnley
Attendance: 10,257

Grimsby Town beat Burnley 3–1 on aggregate.

Southern Area final

Walsall 0 – 2 Bournemouth
Rolling Goal 13'
Beardsmore Goal 30'
Bescot Stadium, Walsall
Attendance: 6,017
Bournemouth 2 – 3 Walsall
Evans Goal 55' (o.g.)
Rolling Goal 82'
Thomas Goal 47'
Boli Goal 53'
Tholot Goal 80'
Dean Court, Bournemouth
Attendance: 8,972

Bournemouth beat Walsall 4–3 on aggregate.


15:00 BST
Bournemouth 1 – 2 Grimsby Town
Bailey Goal 31' Glass Goal 75' (o.g.)
BurnettGolden goal in the 112th minute 112'
Wembley Stadium
Attendance: 62,432
Referee: M.E.Pierce
Grimsby Town
GK 1 England Jimmy Glass
DF 2 England Neil Young
DF 3 England Jamie Vincent
DF 4 England Eddie Howe Booked
DF 5 Trinidad and Tobago Ian Cox
MF 6 England John Bailey Booked
MF 7 England Russell Beardsmore Substituted off 105'
MF 8 Northern Ireland Steve Robinson
FW 9 England Mark Stein
FW 10 England Steve Fletcher
MF 11 England Christer Warren Substituted off 90'
DF ' France Franck Rolling
MF ' England Jason Brissett Substituted in 90'
MF ' Scotland John O'Neil Substituted in 105'
England Mel Machin
GK 1 Northern Ireland Aidan Davison
DF 2 England John McDermott Booked
DF 3 England Tony Gallimore Substituted off 55'
DF 4 Scotland Peter Handyside
DF 5 England Mark Lever
MF 6 England Wayne Burnett Booked
MF 7 England Kevin Donovan
MF 8 England David Smith Booked
FW 9 Republic of Ireland Daryl Clare Substituted off 55'
FW 10 Wales Lee Nogan Substituted off 93'
MF 11 England Paul Groves (c)
FW 12 England Steve Livingstone Substituted in 55' Booked
MF 13 Northern Ireland Kingsley Black Substituted in 55'
MF 14 England Kevin Jobling Substituted in 93'
England Alan Buckley


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


External links

  • Official website
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