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The 1999 Football League Trophy Final (known as the Auto Windscreens Shield for sponsorship reasons) was the 16th final of the domestic Football League Trophy competition for teams from the Second and Third Division of the Football League.

1999 Football League Trophy Final
Event1998–99 Football League Trophy
Date18 April 1999
VenueWembley Stadium, London
RefereeC. R. Wilkes (Gloucester)

The match was played at Wembley Stadium on 18 April 1999, and was contested by Millwall and Wigan Athletic. This was Millwall's first appearance at Wembley in a recognised competition, and the club brought around 47,000 of the 55,000 fans in attendance.

Wigan won the match 1–0, with Paul Rogers scoring the winning goal three minutes into injury-time, one of only five goals he scored for the club in three years.


Route to the finalEdit

The rounds were split into two sections: North and South. Wigan Athletic were the winning finalists of the Northern Section, and Millwall were the winners of the Southern Final.


Round 1 Millwall 2–0 Cardiff City
Round 2 Brighton 1–5 Millwall
Quarter-final Bournemouth 1–1 Millwall
  (Millwall won 4–3 on penalties)
Semi-final Millwall 1–0 Gillingham
Southern Final (1st leg) Millwall 1–0 Walsall
Southern Final (2nd leg) Walsall 1–1 Millwall
  (Millwall won 2–1 on aggregate)

Wigan AthleticEdit

Round 1 Rotherham 0–3 Wigan Athletic
Round 2 Wigan Athletic 3–0 Scarborough
Quarter-final Carlisle United 0–3 Wigan Athletic
Semi-final Rochdale 0–2 Wigan Athletic
Northern Final (1st leg) Wigan Athletic 2–0 Wrexham
Northern Final (2nd leg) Wrexham 2–3 Wigan Athletic
  (Wigan Athletic won 5–2 on aggregate)


Match detailsEdit

Millwall0–1Wigan Athletic
Report Rogers   90+3'
Attendance: 55,349
Referee: C. R. Wilkes (Gloucester)
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
DF 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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