2000 FA Trophy Final

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2000 FA Trophy Final
Event1999–2000 FA Trophy
Date13 May 2000 (2000-05-13)
VenueWembley Stadium, London
Man of the MatchEddie Akuamoah (Kingstonian)
RefereeSteve Dunn
Attendance20,034
1999
2001

The 2000 FA Trophy Final was the 31st final of The Football Association's cup competition for levels 5–8 of the English football league system. It was contested by Kettering Town and Kingstonian on 13 May 2000 at Wembley Stadium, London.

Kingstonian won the match 3-2, fighting back from 2-1 down to snatch a magnificent victory thanks to two goals from Eddie Akuamoah and the winner from Amara Simba.[1][2] A crowd of 20,034 were in attendance.

Route to the final[edit]

Kettering Town[edit]

Date Round Home team Score Away team Venue
30 November 1999 2r Thame United 0 - 1 Kettering Town Thame
19:45 Stadium: Windmill Road
15 March 2000 QFr Bishop Auckland 0 - 2 Kettering Town Bishop Auckland
19:45 Stadium: Kingsway
15 April 2000 SF-2 Telford United 0 - 0
(0 - 1 agg.)
Kettering Town Telford
15:00 Stadium: Bucks Head

Kingstonian[edit]

Date Round Home team Score Away team Venue
15 January 2000 4 Wealdstone 0 – 5 Kingstonian London
15:00 Stadium: White Lion Ground
26 February 2000 5 Yeovil Town 0 - 1 Kingstonian Yeovil
15:00 Stadium: Huish Park
14 March 2000 QFr Southport 0 - 1 Kingstonian Southport
19:45 Stadium: Haig Avenue

Match[edit]

Details[edit]

Kettering Town2–3Kingstonian
Vowden Goal 55'
Norman Goal 64' (pen)
Report Akuamoah Goal 40'69'
Simba Goal 75'
Attendance: 20,034
1 GK England Adam Sollitt
6 DF England Craig Norman Substituted off 73'
4 DF England Chris Perkins
5 DF England Colin Vowden (c)
11 DF England Gary Setchell Substituted off 80'
3 MF England Carl Adams
7 MF England Matt Fisher
8 FW England Phil Brown Yellow card
2 FW England Brett McNamara
9 FW England Carl Shutt
10 FW England Dale Watkins Substituted off 45'
Substitutes:
18 GK England Steve Wilson
16 DF England Ian Ridgway
15 MF England Craig Hopkins Substituted in 80'
12 FW England Lee Hudson Substituted in 45'
14 FW England Wayne Diuk Substituted in 73'
Manager:
England Peter Morris
1 GK England Steve Farrelly
3 DF England Colin Luckett
4 DF England Matt Crossley (c)
5 DF England Simon Stewart Substituted off 75'
6 DF England Mark Harris
2 MF England Tarkan Mustafa
7 MF England Junior Kadi Substituted off 82'
8 MF England Geoff Pitcher
10 FW France Amara Simba
10 FW England Ronnie Green Substituted off 85'
11 FW England Eddie Akuamoah
Substitutes:
13 GK England Richard Hurst
14 DF England Eddie Saunders Substituted in 75'
16 DF England Luke Basford Substituted in 85'
15 DF Scotland Derek Allan
12 FW England Dave Leworthy Substituted in 82'
Manager:
England Geoff Chapple

Match rules

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Football: Geoff's special Ks; UMBRO TROPHY FINAL - KETTERING 2 KINGSTONIAN 3". The Free Library. Sunday Mirror. 14 May 2000. Retrieved 12 December 2014.
  2. ^ Kettering Town 2-3 Kingstonian - Match Report