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The Football League Trophy 1998–99, known as the Auto Windscreens Shield 1998–99 for sponsorship reasons, was the 16th staging of the Football League Trophy, a knock-out competition for English football clubs in Second and Third Division. The winners were Wigan Athletic who beat Millwall 1–0 in the final.

The competition began on 8 December 1998 and ended with the final on 18 April 1999 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 to determine the winners of the Football League Trophy.

Area finalsEdit

Northern Area finalEdit

Wigan Athletic2–0Wrexham
Sharp   59'
Barlow   71'
Attendance: 4,938
Wrexham2–3Wigan Athletic
Brammer   37'
Edwards   59'
Haworth   2'   52'
O'Neill   88'
Attendance: 4,941

Wigan Athletic beat Wrexham 5–2 on aggregate.

Southern Area finalEdit

Cahill   4'
The Den, London
Eyjólfsson   88' Sadlier   37'
Bescot Stadium, West Midlands
Attendance: 9,158

Millwall beat Walsall 2–1 on aggregate.


Millwall0–1Wigan Athletic
Report Rogers   90+3'
Wembley, London
Attendance: 55,349
Referee: C.R.Wilkes
Wigan Athletic
GK Ben Roberts
DF Gerard Lavin  
DF Jamie Stuart
DF Stuart Nethercott
DF Joe Dolan
MF Tim Cahill
MF Paul Ifill
MF Ricky Newman  
MF Steven Reid
FW Neil Harris
FW Richard Sadlier
MF Paul Shaw
MF Bobby Bowry
MF Marc Bircham
Keith Stevens
GK Roy Carroll
DF Carl Bradshaw (c)  
DF Pat McGibbon  
DF Stuart Balmer
DF Kevin Sharp
MF Colin Greenall
MF Paul Rogers
MF Michael O'Neill  
FW Andy Liddell
FW Simon Haworth
FW Stuart Barlow   88'
DF Scott Green
MF David Lee   88'
FW Graeme Jones
Ray Mathias


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

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