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The 1984–85 Associate Members' Cup, known as the 1984–85 Freight Rover Trophy, was the second staging of the Associate Members' Cup, a knock-out competition for English football clubs in the Third Division and the Fourth Division. The winners were Wigan Athletic and the runners-up were Brentford.

The competition began on 22 January 1985 and ended with the final on 1 June 1985 at 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 faced each other in the combined final for the honour of the trophy.


First roundEdit

Second roundEdit

In this round, in each section, the 6 winners and the 2 "lucky losers" progressed to the quarter-finals. Lucky losers are marked with the letters LL.


Area semi-finalsEdit

Area finalsEdit

Northern Area finalEdit

Mansfield Town(1) 1 – 1 (3)Wigan Athletic
win on penalties[1]

Southern Area finalEdit

Brentford6–0Newport County


Wigan Athletic3–1Brentford
Newell   27'
Kelly   38'
Lowe   55'
Cooke   52'
Attendance: 39,897
Referee: T.Bune (Newbury)




  1. ^ a b c d e f g After extra-time.