1981–82 Football League Group Cup

The 1981–82 Football League Group Cup was the first edition of the tournament that replaced the Anglo-Scottish Cup. It was won by Grimsby Town, who beat Wimbldeon 3–2 in the final at Blundell Park.

1981–82 Football League Group Cup
Country England
 Wales
Dates15 August 1981 – 6 April 1982
Teams32
ChampionsGrimsby Town (1st title)
Runners-upWimbledon
Third placeBurnley
Fourth placeShrewsbury Town
Championship match score3–2
Matches played55
Goals scored131 (2.38 per match)
All statistics correct as of 6 April 1982.

First roundEdit

Group AEdit

Home team Result Away team Date
Burnley 4–2 Carlisle United 15 August 1981
Preston North End 2–1 Blackpool 15 August 1981
Carlisle United 1–0 Blackpool 18 August 1981
Preston North End 0–1 Burnley 18 August 1981
Blackpool 0–0 Burnley 22 August 1981
Carlisle United 3–0 Preston North End 22 August 1981
 
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD BP Pts
Burnley 3 2 1 0 5 2 +3 1 8
Carlisle United 3 2 0 1 6 4 +2 1 7
Preston North End 3 1 0 2 2 5 -3 0 3
Blackpool 3 0 1 2 1 3 -2 0 1

Group BEdit

Home team Result Away team Date
Bradford City 2–1 Hull City 15 August 1981
Hartlepool United 0–1 Rotherham United 15 August 1981
Hull City 0–1 Rotherham United 18 August 1981
Hartlepool United 0–1 Bradford City 19 August 1981
Bradford City 3–0 Rotherham United 22 August 1981
Hull City 1–0 Hartlepool United 22 August 1981
 
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD BP Pts
Bradford City 3 3 0 0 6 1 +5 1 10
Rotherham United 3 2 0 1 2 3 -1 0 6
Hull City 3 1 0 2 2 3 -1 0 3
Hartlepool United 3 0 0 3 0 3 -3 0 0

Group CEdit

Home team Result Away team Date
Grimsby Town 1–0 Chesterfield 15 August 1981
Sheffield United 2–1 Doncaster Rovers 15 August 1981
Doncaster Rovers 2–0 Chesterfield 18 August 1981
Grimsby Town 2–0 Sheffield United 18 August 1981
Chesterfield 1–1 Sheffield United 21 August 1981
Doncaster Rovers 0–2 Grimsby Town 22 August 1981
 
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD BP Pts
Grimsby Town 3 3 0 0 5 0 +5 0 9
Doncaster Rovers 3 1 0 2 3 4 -1 0 3
Sheffield United 3 1 1 1 3 4 -1 0 3
Chesterfield 3 0 1 2 1 4 -3 0 1

Group DEdit

Home team Result Away team Date
Lincoln City 1–1 Notts County 15 August 1981
Norwich City 2–2 Peterborough United 15 August 1981
Lincoln City 0–1 Norwich City 18 August 1981
Peterborough United 3–1 Notts County 19 August 1981
Norwich City 3–0 Notts County 22 August 1981
Peterborough United 3–1 Lincoln City 22 August 1981
 
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD BP Pts
Peterborough United 3 2 1 0 8 4 +4 2 9
Norwich City 3 2 1 0 6 2 +4 1 8
Lincoln City 3 0 1 2 2 5 -3 0 3
Notts County 3 0 1 2 2 7 -5 0 1

Group EEdit

Home team Result Away team Date
Bolton Wanderers 0–2 Shrewsbury Town 15 August 1981
Bury 1–2 Chester 15 August 1981
Bury 2–2 Bolton Wanderers 18 August 1981
Shrewsbury Town 1–0 Chester 18 August 1981
Bury 3–2 Shrewsbury Town 22 August 1981
Chester 1–2 Bolton Wanderers 22 August 1981
 
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD BP Pts
Shrewsbury Town 3 2 0 1 5 3 +2 0 6
Bury 3 1 1 1 6 6 0 1 5
Bolton Wanderers 3 1 1 1 4 5 -1 0 4
Chester 3 1 0 2 3 4 -1 0 3

Group FEdit

Home team Result Away team Date
Newport County 0–0 Torquay United 15 August 1981
Plymouth Argyle 0–0 Bournemouth 15 August 1981
Bournemouth 1–1 Torquay United 18 August 1981
Newport County 2–1 Plymouth Argyle 18 August 1981
Torquay United 1–1 Plymouth Argyle 21 August 1981
Bournemouth 0–0 Newport County 22 August 1981
 
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD BP Pts
Newport County 3 1 2 0 2 1 +1 0 5
Bournemouth 3 0 3 0 1 1 0 0 3
Torquay United 3 0 3 0 2 2 0 0 3
Plymouth Argyle 3 0 2 1 2 3 -1 0 2

Group GEdit

Home team Result Away team Date
Oxford United 0–1 Aldershot 15 August 1981
Watford 4–1 Reading 15 August 1981
Oxford United 2–4 Watford 19 August 1981
Reading 4–0 Aldershot 19 August 1981
Aldershot 1–1 Watford 22 August 1981
Reading 2–0 Oxford United 22 August 1981
 
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD BP Pts
Watford 3 2 1 0 9 4 +5 2 9
Reading 3 2 0 1 7 4 +2 1 7
Aldershot 3 1 1 1 2 5 -3 0 4
Oxford United 3 0 0 3 2 7 -5 0 0

Group HEdit

Home team Result Away team Date
Orient 2–0 Southend United 15 August 1981
Wimbledon 4–0 Gillingham 15 August 1981
Orient 0–1 Wimbledon 18 August 1981
Gillingham 0–0 Southend United 19 August 1981
Gillingham 1–1 Orient 22 August 1981
Southend United 1–2 Wimbledon 24 August 1981
 
Team Pld W D L GF GA GD BP Pts
Wimbledon 3 3 0 0 7 1 +6 1 10
Orient 3 1 1 1 3 2 +1 0 4
Gillingham 3 0 2 1 1 5 -4 0 2
Southend United 3 0 1 2 1 4 -3 0 1

Quarter-finalsEdit

Home team Result Away team Date
Burnley 2–1 Watford 8 December 1981
Newport County 0–2 Grimsby Town 8 December 1981
Bradford City 1–1[note 1] Shrewsbury Town 9 December 1981
Peterborough United 0–1 Wimbledon 3 February 1982

Semi-finalsEdit

Home team Result Away team Date
Grimsby Town 2–1 Shrewsbury Town 19 January 1982
Wimbledon 5–0 Burnley 16 February 1982

FinalEdit

Grimsby Town3 – 2Wimbledon
Attendance: 3,423

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Shrewsbury Town won 4-3 on penalties

ReferencesEdit

  • "Football League Group Cup 1981/1982". Football Club History Database. Retrieved 5 September 2017.