2002–03 Bristol City F.C. season

The 2002–03 season was Bristol City Football Club's 105th season in English football, and their fourth consecutive season in the Second Division. It was Danny Wilson's third year in charge of the club since his arrival in July 2000. A third place saw Bristol reach the play-offs, but a 1–0 defeat to Cardiff City in the semi-finals, ended their hopes of league promotion. However, the club saw some success, after reaching the final in the Football League Trophy, where they beat Carlisle United 2–0, but failed to repeat this throughout the rest of the season, as they exited in the third round of the FA Cup, losing to Leicester City, and the first round of the League Cup against Oxford United.

Bristol City
2002–03 season
ChairmanSteve Lansdown
ManagerDanny Wilson
StadiumAshton Gate
Second Division3rd
FA CupThird round
League CupFirst round
Football League TrophyWinners
Top goalscorerLeague:
Scott Murray (19)

All:
Scott Murray (27)

The club's leading goalscorer was Scott Murray, with 27 goals in all competitions.

Player detailsEdit

Squad informationEdit

# Name Nationality Date of Birth (Age) Caps Goals League debut
Goalkeepers
1
Steve Phillips
  England
(1978-05-06)6 May 1978 (aged 24)
148
0
14
Mike Stowell
  England
(1965-04-19)19 April 1965 (aged 37)
25
0
11 August 2001 vs Northampton Town
21
Billy Mercer
  England
(1969-05-22)22 May 1969 (aged 33)
25
0
2 November 1999 vs Gillingham
34
Boaz Myhill
  Wales
(1982-11-09)9 November 1982 (aged 19)
0
0
Defenders
2
Louis Carey
  Scotland
(1977-01-22)22 January 1977 (aged 25)
274
4
3
Mickey Bell
  England
(1971-11-15)15 November 1971 (aged 30)
234
33
9 August 1997 vs Grimsby Town
5
Tony Butler
  England
(1972-09-28)28 September 1972 (aged 29)
40
1
31 August 2002 vs Tranmere Rovers
6
Matthew Hill
  England
(1981-03-26)26 March 1981 (aged 21)
135
4
7 November 1998 vs Wolves
Midfielders
4
Tommy Doherty
  Northern Ireland
(1979-03-17)17 March 1979 (aged 23)
128
4
7
Scott Murray
  Scotland
(1974-05-26)26 May 1974 (aged 28)
226
46
20 December 1997 vs Chesterfield
8
Joe Burnell
  England
(1980-10-10)10 October 1980 (aged 21)
116
0
15 January 2000 vs Bournemouth
11
Brian Tinnion
  England
(1968-02-23)23 February 1968 (aged 34)
395
34
15
Robin Hulbert
  England
(1980-03-14)14 March 1980 (aged 22)
39
0
24 April 2000 vs Oxford United
Strikers
9
Peter Beadle
  England
(1972-05-13)13 May 1972 (aged 30)
83
14
19 October 1999 vs Colchester United
10
Lee Peacock
  Scotland
(1976-10-09)9 October 1976 (aged 25)
105
40
12 August 2000 vs Wrexham
12
Aaron Brown
  England
(1980-03-14)14 March 1980 (aged 22)
130
7
12 December 1998 vs Crystal Palace

MatchesEdit

Pre-seasonEdit

Second DivisionEdit

AugustEdit

SeptemberEdit

OctoberEdit

NovemberEdit

DecemberEdit

JanuaryEdit

FA CupEdit

League CupEdit

Bristol City entered the first round of the League Cup, where they were drawn against Oxford United.[1]

Football League TrophyEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "It's Oxford for Worthington Cup". Bristol City F.C. 17 November 2004. Retrieved 5 February 2012.[permanent dead link]

External linksEdit