2000–01 Football League Trophy

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2000–01 Football League Trophy
LDV Vans Trophy
Country England
ChampionsPort Vale
Matches played57

The Football League Trophy 2000–01, known as the LDV Vans Trophy 2000–01 for sponsorship reasons, was the 17th staging of the Football League Trophy, a knock-out competition for English football clubs in Second and Third Division. The winners were Port Vale and the runners-up were Brentford.

The competition began on 28 November 2000 and ended with the final on 22 April 2001 at the Millennium 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. In addition to the 48 league teams, 8 Conference teams were also invited.

First round[edit]

Blackpool, Macclesfield Town, Shrewsbury Town and Walsall from the North section all received byes.

Leyton Orient, Reading, Swansea City and Swindon from the South section all received byes.

Second round[edit]


Area semi-finals[edit]

Area finals[edit]

Northern Area final[edit]

Southern Area final[edit]


Port Vale2 – 1Brentford
Bridge-Wilkinson Goal 76' (pen.)
Brooker Goal 83'
(Report) Dobson Goal 3'
Attendance: 25,654
Referee: William Burns
Port Vale
GK 1 England Mark Goodlad
DF 2 England Matt Carragher (c)
DF 6 England Sagi Burton
DF 5 England Michael Walsh
DF 19 England Alex Smith
MF 8 Republic of Ireland Micky Cummins
MF 25 England Steve Brooker
MF 15 England Marc Bridge-Wilkinson
MF 17 England Neil Brisco
MF 4 England Dave Brammer Yellow card
FW 10 England Tony Naylor
GK 12 Republic of Ireland Dean Delany
DF 3 England Allen Tankard
DF 11 England Tommy Widdrington
MF 23 England Michael Twiss
FW 9 Finland Ville Viljanen
England Brian Horton
GK 17 Iceland Ólafur Gottskálksson
DF 5 England Darren Powell Yellow card
DF 23 England David Theobald Yellow card
DF 19 England Paul Gibbs
DF 25 England Michael Dobson
DF 15 Iceland Ívar Ingimarsson
MF 8 England Gavin Mahon
MF 12 England Martin Rowlands
MF 7 Wales Paul Evans (c)
FW 9 Ghana Lloyd Owusu
FW 10 England Scott Partridge
GK 31 England Paul Smith
DF 32 England Jay Lovett
MF 14 Republic of Ireland Tony Folan
MF 26 England Mark Williams Substituted in 88'
FW 29 Barbados Mark McCammon Substituted in 89'
England Ray Lewington


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


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i after extra time

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